We offer both open group rides for visitor riders and non-members as well as a variety of club member rides, away days and club trips.
All local riders are welcome to our open rides, and non member visiting riders may join us on up to two rides before having to join the Club as a Club member due to our Club insurance and Club Constitution. You can of course join BucksMTB as a Club Member at any point, but we do invite you to join us for a group ride first to see if you like the Club, the staff, the members and the trails!
We hold at least one Open Group Ride per calendar month. Every month is a XC ride out, alternating between local home locations and away days. A usual example would be one month a local Buckinghamshire/Chilterns ride, and then the next month another location somewhere in Bucks, a surrounding county (e.g. Oxon, Herts, Beds etc) or further a field (e.g. Cannock, Wales). XC rides will have a variety of length routes on offer so that we can cater for all riders of different fitness levels and experience.
All our Group Rides are led rides, and are led by fully qualified Mountain Bike Trail Leaders (CTC or SMBLA qualified) who hold first aid qualifications.
Families and young riders are all most welcome to our rides too. Under 16s can attend our rides without the supervision of a parent or guardian when our ride is advertised as having qualified staff on duty. We have a parental consent form available at all rides. We have a strict code of conduct and set of procedures for working with minors and vulnerable adults - these documents are available on request.
For 2014/2015 we are holding regular Group Rides for cross country riders. Cross country group rides will be held all over Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties with the options of some 'away' days too.
To attend our Group Rides we require you to pre-register online. Pre-registering is mandatory to attend our rides and is required so that we know numbers attending, for things such as number of staff required, car parking space, number of maps required etc. Pre-registering is easy, its just an online form that takes about thirty seconds to fill in. For each scheduled Group Ride there will be a page where you can find the online form to fill in and pre-register. Before pre-registering your attendance to any of our Group Ride events please read our terms and conditions.
We are looking forward to meeting all of you local riders at our Group Ride events throughout 2014/2015 and beyond!