Dear Club Members and local riders
We are taking the health and well-being of our members, supporters, groups and volunteers very seriously and we're following the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and CyclingUK guidance closely.
We have safely, and successfully, reintroduced Club Member rides since July, however with the latest UK Government advice published in September we need to update our stance to keep all our members and staff safe.
Rides will be following guidance from CyclingUK (published 14/09/2020) that is based upon the latest UK Government guidance. As such rides will be limited to groups of 6 and current social distancing measures must be adhered too. Should more than 6 members attend any ride then the party will be split accordingly.
Further information is available here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/
We also ask that all riders bring a small antibacterial gel along with them, and we request that you carry any tools and spares necessary so you do not need to rely on other riders. It is entirely personal preference should you wish to bring and wear a face covering. We also ask anyone with symptoms of COVID, or symptoms of any flu or fever to stay at home and self isolate and not to attend any club rides.
The Club Committee is working hard to plan a future proof route ahead for future Club Rides, and at a later date reintroduce Public Open Group Rides. For the time-being we advise you to please read the CyclingUK guidance and to pay particular attention to any restrictions listed on event listings. All riders must register their attendance to a ride so that we can track attendees in case any club member or volunteer develops possible symptoms of COVID. We recommend that if you want to go out cycling, whether by yourself, or as a group, to keep a safe distance from others.
Please also carefully monitor the status of any local lock down, and any travel restrictions between England, Scotland and Wales.
For further information take a look at Cycling UK's Coronavirus Q&A: is it safe to cycle report and their further guidance on Covid-19. For further information also see the UK Government website.
A useful poster including 'Coronavirus Questions and Answers' produced by CyclingUK is shown below.
The BucksMTB Team
This ride has been a long time coming.... our first socially distanced Club members ride post-lockdown...
Despite the last few weeks of storms, conditions out there are pretty good. It may be boggy in places but a bit of mud doesn’t stop a mountain biker, it just adds to the fun!
Our first Open Group Ride of 2020 was off to a flyer with a great turn out, some areas of hard-packed frosty trails and some glorious sunshine! We had a few unfortunate no shows due to illness and the cold temperatures, but none the less we had a fantastic group of eight that took to the trails for a 15 mile singletrack and fireroad route in and around Coombe Hill. The temperature at one point hit a tropical four degrees, but what with some boggy patches of mud and some tough climbs everyone kept warm and took solace in the breaks in the clear skies and sunshine. Thank you to Scott and Mark for leading the ride, and a big thank you to everyone who came out and made the ride a huge success. Please keep an eye on our events calendar and social media for more group ride dates coming soon.
Bucks MTB club trip to Spain 2019 - Sierra MTB
21st – 25th September 2019
As far as I know Bike Park Wales was a first for Bucks MTB and judging by everyone's reactions from this trip it wont be the last!
After managing to get hold of a copy of a BucksMTB classic route ‘The Golden Ball Run’ we decided to host this ride with a little twist.
The BucksMTB Welsh Weekender Ride Report
It was on a club ride that someone mentioned the idea of a trip to Snowdon (im not taking the blame for that one!) and so the seed was planted…..a trip to Snowdon it would be! As we would be travelling to Snowdonia I wanted to make sure we did as many different venues as possible and the planning began.
We had a few requests to re-run our epic ‘Best of The Best’ route at Surrey Hills, so due to popular demand we were back!