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Mountain Bike Rides

The club runs a wide style of rides including cross country, endurance, enduro, downhill and dirt jump. The organised events are mainly aimed at cross country leisure and local downhill but you will find members riding and racing all over the country!
Whether you’re new to the area or looking for a wider network of people to ride with, we’re always happy for new people to join us. We always wait, regroup at the top of climbs and descents, giving everyone a chance to ride as a group.

We are a very friendly and social bunch and all love riding our bikes, so come join us.  Keep in touch with what’s happening on our Facebook group at C&CCC MTB.

New Riders

We  always welcome new riders joining us. Check the calendar for the route and turn up. There is no need to join the club before coming and trying it out.

If you’re already a regular cyclist and happy with 3 hours riding (~25 miles) then please feel free to join us on any Saturday morning or Tuesday evening (during BST) ride. If you’re not confident about riding that distance, try the 3rd Saturday in the month which is shorter, slower paced and with nothing too technical. 

Our rides are categorised according to the list below.

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Intro

  • For those taking their second step into mountain biking or if you just don’t fancy anything too taxing we have an Intro ride on every third Saturday of the month. Rides are about 15 miles, blue-graded and run at a gentler pace.

  • Although the rides depart Pittville Pump Rooms at 9am, if you would like to meet us at the top of the first large climb so that you can choose to plod up there at your own pace or drive up, contact the MTB Captain in advance and we will do our best to accommodate this. The ride will be too physically demanding for an absolute novice.

Blue

  • Suitable for intermediate cyclist/mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills and mountain, gravel and cross bikes.

  • Trail surface may be loose uneven or muddy at times and include small obstacles of roots and rock.

  • Most gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. Includes small Technical Trail Features.

  • A good standard of fitness can help.

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  • Suitable only for experienced mountain bikers riding mountain bikes.

  • The length of these rides varies and will be posted on the calendar but they will include a wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature.

  • Expect berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, cambers, jumps, chutes, large stones, and tree roots.

Red

XC

  • A longer (25+miles) ride likely to involve plenty of climbing but sticking to blue trails. 

  • A hardtail mountain bike is ideal for these but riders tackle them on cross, gravel and enduro bikes.

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