Dear Club Members and local riders
We take the health and wellbeing of our members, supporters, groups and volunteers very seriously and we're following Government, NHS and CyclingUK guidance closely. The Club Committee is working hard to plan a route ahead for future Club Rides, and at a later date Public Open Group Rides. For the time-being and advise that if you want to go out cycling, keep a safe distance from others.
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.
We hope to have a further update within the next fortnight, where provisionally we hope to start holding restricted group size, socially distanced, Club Member only rides again.
More details to follow in due course,
The BucksMTB Team
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!
The Shropshire Hills features the infamous Long Mynd ("Long Mountain"). A quick Google for ideas would suggest reviews such as a sprawling reserve known for its picturesque, verdant landscape, charming villages & waterways.....but there is no mention of the epic six mile ascent to reach the top of the moorland plateau! An eleven strong Club Trip packed up their climbing legs and took to the 'Shire to endure the endless climbing, stunning views, fast singletrack, oh and some great cake...