Routes near Swindon? – assistance appreciated
As a Welshman living in Swindon I feel your pain 🙂
Check out the infamous woods behind nationwide for starters, it's not Afan but it's a great trail making the most of what they have there.
The ridgeway is alright too and cwm carn is only about an hour and a bit away.
MBSwindon have regualar rides (Fridays I think?) and RedPlanet cycles also do rides from the shop.
West Woods near Marlborough is sposed to be good if you're after something a bit more "gnarl". Heading down there on Saturday with MrNutt, you're welcome to come along.Posted 7 years agodirtbiker100Member
krag has it pretty much sorted really.
"woods behind nationwide" – croft woods, definitely have a few laps of this loop, v short but v sweet.
cwmcarn again is nice n close although there is the bridge cost to remember.
One he hasn't mentioned which i feel could be worth it – up north there's a fair few on here who ride cranham/birdlip. 45 min drive up the dual carriageway and worth it I reckon. see if someone can guide you. When are you thinking of riding and I might be able to help.Posted 7 years agoRRDSubscriber
Good evening all
I'd appreciate some of the STW massif advice or a steer toward some useful websites. Work has sent me down to Swindon for a wee bit (yes, I too am wondering what went wrong!). I have the car so can drive to a start point/trail head but will probably only have a few hours to spare.
What route options are local to Swindon? (maps/locations start points etc)
Do any groups meet local (a la TBC Pentlands Rides)
I've ridden most of the Welsh trail centres and was wondering whether they are do-able timewise from Swindon?
RichiePosted 7 years agotomsticklandMember
I'm from mbswindon.
We have rides at the Croft Trail every Friday evening starting at 7:30pm, then we go to the pub.
Red Planet have a ride every Tuesday starting at their shop.
Our events are listed at: http://www.mbswindon.co.uk/events/Posted 7 years ago
If you want more riding it's worth asking on our facebook group or forum. People often have extra rides.
krag (or any others down this way for that matter :-))
Based down near Marlborough now and keen to find out some new trails – been exploring but its mainly been on bridleways (which there is plenty of scope for exploring on, so it has kept me very happy :-)) Been through West Woods a couple of times, and can see then signs of trails but haven’t been able to pick up any of them proper – any pointers as to which bit of the forest to hit?
oskPosted 7 years agobrassneckSubscriber
OldSchoolKona – pop in to see Shaun in Bertie Maffoons, Marlborough – he’ll sort you out for West Woods. Collingbourne Woods aren’t a million miles away and IMHO better than West Woods – less steep drop off stuff built by kids with no fear, more flowing singletrack where I can keep my wheels firmly on the ground.Posted 7 years ago
Did Collingbourne as part of the Test Valley Hot Tour with Mrs OSK and loved the flowing singletrack through it (I know its nothing overly technical, but its one of those places where you just flow with the bike… anyway I digress 🙂
I’ve been into Bertie Maffoons and asked about trails and the guy there was pretty vague which sort of put me off going back (not cos they were a bad shop, but just because they didn’t seem that into mtbing). I guess I might have just got the “Saturday weekend job guy” and got the wrong impression. I’ll give them another goPosted 7 years ago
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