New club: MB Swindon.
We're organising regular rides in the Swindon area, plus visits to rides further afield.
We've now got an officially approved club.
See http://www.mbswindon.co.uk/club/ for details.
Membership benefits include CTC insurance cover and a growing list of discounts. Non-members are welcome to come on the rides to see what it's like.
We went out on a ride over the ridgeway area on Saturday 13th Feb. There was some snow on the high parts but it wasn't too cold. We had about 8 people and are always keen to meet more mountain bikers.
Meanwhile there's still a lot of work to be done at our own trail in Croft woods at Swindon.
Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=102649200503519711649.00045ad0a770073dde6d5&t=h&source=embed&ll=51.536513,-1.776288&spn=0.006006,0.011802&z=16
We're really keen to get back on with trail building at our own trail in Swindon (Croft) over the next few months. We've got to repair some sections that sank in the rain and snow, plus some parts are being completely redesigned to improve them.Posted 8 years agodirtbiker100Member
I've helped with a couple of digging sessions but having moved to Cheltenham its not so local anymore.
All the best and hope the new section to replace the loop round the jumps will be just as good as what's currently there.
Fun little place.
There are a few riders round too i think judging by this 5 month old thread:Posted 8 years ago
We've been on a few rides with Ivor from Red Planet, who's been very supportive of the trail. They do night rides every Tuesday.
You get a discount with MBSwindon club membership.
As soon as the weather picks up a bit and we've fixed the sections of trail that sank in the wet then we'll be running weekly night rides.
MBSwindon will also be running a series of rides in the local area and further afield. We've got to spend most of March working on the trail though.
If you shop online at Wiggle, Evans cycles, Halfords, John Lewis, Maplin, Play or Screwfix then you can help the club by using our affiliate links at http://www.mbswindon.co.uk/shops/Posted 8 years ago
We have a ride and build event for March 13th organised in conjunction with settingascene.com.Posted 7 years ago
See http://www.mbswindon.co.uk/ride-trail-buil…tingascene-com/ and http://settingascene.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=448#p2575 for more info.
We've attracted some more media updates.
We're putting in 5 teams for the Bristol Kona Bikefest. More trail building planned over the winter and a lot more rides.Posted 7 years ago
We’re still busy!
Our calendar is full until Dec 25th now.
We’re still working on the Croft Trail and will be taking delivery of a load more limestone and mud this week. Over the winter we’re going to surface all the remaining trail and rebuild the last remaining section. There’s still more to do after that. Outline plan.
We won the “most innovative club” category at the Swindon and Wiltshire sports awards 2010.
We’ve bought several sets of night lights to lend to new riders on our Friday night rides over the winter.
We’ve got 6 teams going to the Bristol Oktoberfest this weekend. It should be hard to miss us (if you hear “clear the trail! ExpertPosted 7 years ago
rider coming through!” then that might be us).
Doesn’t the front bit tip up separately under power to save you having to lift the whole thing by hand ?
You can make the hopper tip up, but not under power. In that photo they’re tipping the whole barrow so that they can control how much tips out. Expert skillz.Posted 7 years ago
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