We have a thriving mountain bike section for VCC members and welcome new riders.

 

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We run a monthly MTB ride on the last Saturday of each month (unless otherwise stated on the website). These start from various suitable places around St Albans for three to four hours and might include a coffee stop (unless we are too muddy!). Start locations are advertised by email, on the website and on Slack. We cater for all speeds and abilities and if necessary split into groups. Any rider under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

We also organise some midweek rides and some more on other Saturdays - these are all advertised in advance by email and on Slack. We also try to arrange one weekend away each year (Wales and the Peak District have featured in the past) as well as car and train assisted rides.

 

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We plan to visit the Olympic venue at Hadleigh Park where we can get some coaching. We also hope to start some night rides (bring your lights!) and aim to do some sportives. Last year we competed in the Evans Cotswold Sportive which was brilliant.

The trails we ride are mostly bridleways, byways and woodland tracks. They can be slippery and muddy at times but that is half the fun! Some sections are a bit technical but there is always an easier way round - our aim is to have fun, not get injured.

Off road riding is a fabulous way to build confidence and bike handling skills away from busy roads and also to get a new perspective on the local area. We are blessed around St Albans with lots of routes and we really do have some spectacular countryside.

To ride with us you will need a serviceable mountain or cyclocross bike and these days disc brakes are very handy. Cycle helmets are mandatory and a bell is a useful addition to warn horse riders and walkers of our approach. You also need to have public liability insurance.
Any questions, suggestions or enquiries please contact the MTB Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..