Events

Everyone likes to plan their diary for the year – check out the big events we’d like to focus on as a club:

 

Jan
21
Mon
Hans Rey – Riding Life @ Cheltenham Town Hall
Jan 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Presented by Speakers from the Edge

Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide. Covering his early riding days in Germany, the mountain bike boom in America, his extreme biking feats and adventures – which include the first bike descent of Mt. Kenya, riding the Indian Himalayas, the Alps and Inca Trail, and traversing the Sinai Desert – and how his charity Wheels4Life is changing the world one bike at a time, Hans will also offer his vision on the future of the sport and what keeps him motivated.

 

Hans No Way Rey

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

Jun
14
Fri
GT Bicycles Malverns Classic @ Eastnor Castle
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day
GT Bicycles Malverns Classic @ Eastnor Castle | Eastnor | England | United Kingdom

“Prepare for the biggest party in British mountain biking. A packed weekend of challenging and exciting events including flat-out racing and the demo weekender. Riders of all ages and abilities can race and have fun in a chilled out family atmosphere”

Video from 2018

  • Whole weekend of camping
  • Dual Slalom
  • Funn Enduro
  • Quad Eliminator
  • Classic Downhill
  • Bunny Hop, Track Stand & Manual competitions
  • Lake ride
  • Music
  • Demo bikes
  • Stunt Show
  • Trade Stands
  • Free Childrens events & entertainment

Interested?

Then visit & follow:

 

 

Jun
21
Fri
Mountain Mayhem 24 hour Endurance Race @ Marston Lodge, Northamptonshire
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
Mountain Mayhem 24 hour Endurance Race @ Marston Lodge, Northamptonshire | England | United Kingdom

Back for 2019, but awaiting updates.

 

Video from 2017

Jun
27
Thu
7 Stanes, Scotland – the MEGA Away Extra Long Weekender Suitable for ALL @ Scottish Borders - 7 Stanes
Jun 27 @ 7:00 am – Jul 1 @ 1:15 pm
7 Stanes, Scotland - the MEGA Away Extra Long Weekender Suitable for ALL @ Scottish Borders - 7 Stanes

Usual drill great riding, rough agenda below and see links for adventures to Scotland in the past.  Some very high level thoughts, copied and pasted from previous as a starter for 10…will fine tune i.e. accommodation as numbers progress.

2013 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2013/08/scotland-weekend/

2013 : http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2013/08/scotland-trip-day-4-kirroughtree/

2014 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2014/08/bigfoot-in-scotland/

2012 http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2012/08/scotland-videos/

Need to get people confirmed so we can sort out suitable accomodation. Thurs to Monday again.

Thursday 

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Kirroughtree .

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Dalbettie .

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Ae/Ae-Line-Trail

An uplift is now available to all the Downhill runs at Innerleithin, all graded as extreme, book your own uplift if you want to do these, or you can ride up!
http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress—Innerleithen/Innerleithen-XC

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress—Innerleithen

Accommodation – Kalzie Bunkhouse, for the duration, choose your trail centre and head off for the day

http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Newcastleton https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/mabie

 

Other comments:

–       Remember just normal trail gear including knee pad and arm pads if you have them.

–       Remember could be wet so bring jackets

–       Groups will be split and each trails centre is different so the variety is epic.

–       Bring plenty of clothes as we are riding for a few days

–       There are plenty of bike shops if you need an urgent part so don’t everyone bring the kitchen sink of spares – normal rules apply maybe just a few extra inner tubes, a mech hanger, chain link, good tyres, spare set of brake pads, 3 litre bladder, good humour and plenty of stories.

–       Bring your own food for on the trail so energy bars/gels and energy drink, you will need it especially if hot

–       Eating, lots of options but bring a small bag of you own favourites like crisis, breakfast cereals just so you have essentials.

–       Buddy up for travelling start asking

–       Evening eating, there a few takeaways, restaurants or supermarkets or if you want to cook at base.

 

Aug
2
Fri
Ard Rock Enduro Festival 2019
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

THE ‘ARD ROCK TAKES PLACE IN THE STUNNING SWALEDALE AREA OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK. THE EXCLUSIVE ROUTE TAKES IN AMAZING ALPINE STYLE STAGES ON 100% NATURAL AND ROCKY TERRAIN. TOPPED OFF WITH INDUSTRY LEADING EXPO STANDS, LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND DRINK ALL WEEKEND LONG.

Video highlights from 2018

Steve & Dom love Ard Rock

THE FESTIVAL

The Festival page will be updated with Ard Rock 2019 details in January and Festival tickets for ‘non riders’ will go on sale in 2019. The Ard Rock Enduro Festival is based near the beautiful village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it’s supported by some of the World’s biggest mountain bike brands including title sponsors Santa Cruz Bicycles, Maxxis Tyres and Camelbak. Whilst the main focus is on the Ard Rock Enduro competition and challenge events, Ard Rock is also a fun festival that includes an exhibition with a full 100+ of the best bike brands, live music, full camping facilities, demo bikes for adults and kids, a pump track, food stands and a fully licensed bar. From Friday to Sunday there’s plenty to do for racers and supporters.

EVENT VILLAGE TIMETABLE

Thursday
1900 – Camping arrivals permitted
2300 – Gates close

Proper Festival Fun