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Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation
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Mountain biking clubs and groups of South Wales from Cognation

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Cognation have compiled their first comprehensive list of Mountain Biking Clubs and groups that ride in South Wales. You can see a blog post that goes with it …

Cognation have compiled their first comprehensive list of Mountain Biking Clubs and groups that ride in South Wales. You can see a blog post that goes with it here:

http://www.cognation.co.uk/the-big-list-of-mountain-biking-clubs-and-groups-that-ride-in-south-wales

It is almost certainly not a complete list (but it's a start!) so please get in touch for us to update it periodically. Email: cognation@npt.gov.uk

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  • 1. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 The big list of South Wales Mountain Biking Clubs and groups New to mountain biking? Or do you just want to find others to ride with? - Join a club and get riding the South Wales trails. The following is a list (in no particular order) of Mountain Biking clubs and groups that ride in South Wales. The list is split into two parts, those clubs in South Wales and the ones outside. Hopefully this will help you find a club quickly wherever you live. Cognation has no formal links with these clubs and takes no responsibility for the quality of the information or the quality of the riders! We will periodically update the list so please contact cognation@npt.gov.uk for amendments or to add your club or group. South Wales Three Valleys MTB club Based based in Neath, Port Talbot and meet at the venues they choose to ride each month such as Afan Valley. “We have people from 14 years old up to 60(ish) with all abilities catered for. We try to ride at a different venue every month and have qualified coaches to help along the way. We are hoping to have soon, the facility to offer skills based coaching for club members at a permanent venue.” Web: http://www.threevalleysmtb.co.uk/index.html Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/113749695389584/ Halfway Up MTB Halfway up MTB club was formed on 20th October 2011. Meetings are held at the Halfway Inn Pub every last Thursday of the month.
  • 2. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Image from website Web: http://www.halfwayupmtb.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halfwayupmtb Twitter: http://twitter.com/halfwayupmtb Machen Miggly Moos Bizarre name but we like it! “Machen Miggly Moos Mountain Bike Club meet for organised rides every Wednesday evenings, whatever the weather. Machen is a village in the Rhymney Valley approx 6 miles West of Newport & 5 miles East of Caerphilly, South Wales, approximately 5 miles away from the Cwmcarn mountain bike trails” Visit the website for more info: http://www.migglymoos.com/ MTB Pigs “We're an unofficial club. More of a collection of friends who ride together! We run under the name of MTB Pigs. We're based in Swansea with Clyne Valley being our regular stomping ground. We meet every Thursday evening at 7:15 (almost without fail) at the bottom of the Clyne cycle track in the Blackpill pay and display carpark. From there we usually do a night ride in Clyne or an XC ride around Gower. We usually finish up in the Woodman pub around the corner afterwards!”
  • 3. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Image from Mtb Pigs Flickr “We're also linked in tightly with Clyne Riders which is the official club involved with Swansea Council working on the construction and maintenance of trails and dirt jumps in Clyne Park.” Swansea Based, meet every Thursday, Tuesday and Weekends for riding around local spots such as Clyne Valley Web: http://www.mtbpigs.co.uk/ Email: bils@mtbpigs.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142166825852823/ Other links: http://www.clyneriders.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/149787938390080/ Cardiff MTB As their name suggests, based in Cardiff and they ride “from Llantrisant Woods to the West to Sirhowy Valley to the East” http://www.cardiffmtb.co.uk/Cardiff_MTB/Homepage.html Twitter: @cardiffMTB Drunken Dragon Cardiff based mountain bikers “We ride for fun and enjoy a beer or two. Usually we ride directly from Cardiff on Sunday mornings but we also have a Thursday night ride (which adds a whole new fun element on these dark nights). Why not contact us and join a ride.” http://uk.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/drunkendragonmtbclub/
  • 4. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Cardiff Uni Mountain Biking Team (CUMT) The delightfully named CUMT is a ‘student’s only’ mountain biking group that compete in competitions but welcome new members as long as you’re at Cardiff University Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/158128757576164/ Twitter: @cumtcartel Aberdare MTB “We are a big group based out of Aberdare we have been formed over a year now from the foundations of an RCT initiative to get a group together. We have regular night rides on a Wednesday at 6.30pm from outside Aberdare Swimming pool and end it with a pint somewhere. Weekends there are rides organised on a Sat/Sun sometimes on natural trails sometimes to trail centres. A great mix of skills within the group from beginners to sponsored and ex sponsored team riders. We have great links to other MTB groups in S. Wales and also local bike shops namely EC Cycles and The Bicycle Doctor” Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AberdareMTB/
  • 5. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Bike Doctor The Club, Bike Doctor has been established 10 years and is based at The Bicycle Doctor Cycle store in Porth, Rhondda. “The main aim is to bring likeminded riders together from both MTB and Road for weekly rides and organised events or trips. We Ride every Thursday and Sundays come rain or shine (we wish). We attend a couple of events during the year with plenty of fun mixed in!! For 2013 we have decided to regenerate the club! We are affiliated to Welsh Cycling, Have new Members (currently 30 members), New Club kit from Impsort! We also have our own Bike Doctor Spin Classes at our local sports centre which have proven hugely successful! We have a variety of members from who participate and compete in MTB events, Road and even Triathlon! One of our intentions for 2013 is to promote Cycling to our local area, Plans include Lower level MTB group Rides and visiting Schools teaching kids to ride with the help of Balance Bikes. We have just been successful in our grant application to help us achieve this! We meet the first Wednesday of every month at our local pub, The Rheola when we discuss forthcoming rides and events.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/446588742018567/ Birds on Bikes Mountain Bike Group on Facebook called Birds on Bikes. “We have been going for 9 months and our members span the length of the M4 from London down to Port Talbot. We ride regularly at Swinley, Ashton Court, the FOD, Cwmcarn, Afan, Brechfa and are hoping to take things further afield this year.” The link to our FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/birdsonbikes/
  • 6. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 “We have even had a logo designed and had some custom cycling kit made up; Jersey's, Buff's, Gloves, etc. We are now 60+ members strong and growing by the day. The demand for something just for women is clearly there!” Abergavenny MTB Group Abergavenny MTB Group is a Facebook based group of local riders of all ages & abilities. We have a group ride every wednesday night, meeting at Gateway Cycles at 6.30pm. We also have group rides most Sunday mornings. Most rides are in the surrounding mountains and are posted on our Facebook page. All are welcome to join us...dont be shy...just ask! https://www.facebook.com/groups/abergavennymtbgroup Nine Point Eight Cartel https://www.facebook.com/groups/19851764622 We are a group of DH and Freeriders based in South Wales. We ride as a group every weekend and during the week when possible, and we also have a team that compete in various races Castle Bikes Club http://www.castlebikes.co.uk/club-info/103-castle-bikes-cycle-and-triathlon-club We are a friendly club based in Caerphilly, we run regular club rides of all levels, beginner friendly on a Saturday, and two evening rides on a Monday and Thursday. We've also got a kids club which meets on a Monday evening. We cater to all levels, but mainly XC rather than DH, we ride locally as well as regular trips to Afan, Brechfa, FOD we also have regular weekends away and take part in events like the Dyfi Enduro and Twentyfour12. New riders are very welcome. We already have a good mix of abilities, boys and girls, young and old so we're sure you will enjoy joining us for a ride! Brecon Barbarians CC We cater for all abilities and age groups, there are regular ride on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Some are local trails over the Brecon Beacons and some to trail centres as well as other mountain areas in Wales. We are a very social club that tries to bring something to local business by using cafes pubs shops locally to promote cycling. We have recently started a Facebook page and have a mailing list of 83 local riders with a core group of around 20 regular riders. Working with the National Park we also help maintain and develop cycling routes in the area. We also support Over The Bars club in Talybont on
  • 7. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Usk they are a group of young riders. We have joined together to build a skills track in the local community field for local riders (on going - fund raising and manual ground clearance) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/132180946856024/?fref=ts Rhondda MTBers We are a group of riders based in R-C-T. We recently set up on Facebook to bring like-minded people together and organise group rides, both locally and further afield. We currently ride during the week on a Thursday evening and at weekends. We have a mix of abilities and nobody gets left behind! We’re a friendly bunch of boys (no girls as of yet) and we’ll make you feel very welcome with plenty of banter. If you fancy coming along for a ride drop us a message on our Facebook page. The more the merrier... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rhonddamtbers/ Mountain Bike Wales Afan Forest Park This is the place to find like minded individuals who want to ride the trails at the Afan Forest Park. Be it a sedate family ride around the lower trails or a white knuckle ride down The Whites. You can checkout the events page to see if there are any planned rides during the week or weekends to see if there are any riders of a similar ability planning any rides or post a ride you are planning. Normally you can find out if they are of a similar ability by the times they post. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/136818066517478/ South Wales MTB The best description for us is we are a group made by those who ride in South Wales, FOR those who ride in South Wales! It's a great place to share photo's and videos, to get product advice and riding tips. And of course it's a great place to share when you’re riding so you can meet new riders. We are all about having a laugh on and off the saddle so search Facebook for "South Wales MTB" and join us! We don't have a scheduled meet day or time we just get out whenever we can!
  • 8. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Contact: http://www.facebook.com/groups/southwalesmtb/?fref=ts Rest of Wales and UK What if I don’t live in South Wales? If you’re not based in South Wales and want to come and ride here with other people from your area you might also want to look at the following clubs who regularly ride in the mountain biking trails in South Wales Lampeter Sarn Helen Cycling Club in Lampeter (covering Ceredigion/Carmarthenshire), we ride regularly at Brechfa/Cwm Rhaeadr etc and compete widely and successfully in races across Wales. https://www.facebook.com/SarnHelenCyclingClub North West England The Woolly Backs - http://www.thewoollybacks.co.uk/content.php Bristol area http://bristolmountainbikeclub.co.uk/ http://north-bristol-mountain-bike-club.co.uk/
  • 9. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Berkshire area Berks on Bikes: http://www.bobmbc.com/ Berkhamsted MTB Berkhamsted: http://mtbberkhamsted.co.uk/index.htm We have been mountain biking for over 18 years in the lovely countryside around Berkhamsted If you would like to join us we meet at the front of Berkhamsted Railway Station at 7.30pm Wednesdays followed by a couple of beers .... Please either e-mail mail@mtbberkhamsted.co.uk We also ride across the border in Wales. Twitter: http://twitter.com/mtbberkhamsted Facebook: http://facebook.com/MTBberkhamsted Worcestershire: Wild Boars CC ased in Worcestershire. A group of lads who love the banter and excitement of XC and singletrack rides. We ride local (Wyre Forest / FOD / Hopton / Cannock) but often commute to Wales to try out the trail centres. Often firing up cameras to get the action and using Strava to see who is quickest!! http://www.facebook.com/groups/449343341776831/ Swindon: MB Swindon “MB Swindon Organise and attend more than 150 events per year including rides, training courses, social events and races. Ride locally, nationally and abroad including trail centres, wild cross country and downhill. More than 35 member discounts. Have built and continue to develop the Croft trail in Swindon with 4.5km of singletrack. New for 2013: sponsored cross country and gravity race teams.”
  • 10. The Cognation list of mountain biking clubs who ride in South Wales Updated October 2013 Based in Swindon and approx 100mile radius. Monthly rides further afield. http://www.mbswindon.co.uk/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/mbswindon/ https://twitter.com/mbswindon Various Locations: Padyak UK Filipino British Mountain bikers We are a loosely assembled group of Filipino-British mountainbikers that started in 2006. We meet and ride regularly every week on various Welsh and English trails. Our regular riders also ride with the Aberdare and Abergavenny MTB groups. We have more than a dozen of groups in different locations in the UK and still growing every day. We hold annual “Big Rides” and Charity Ride with all participating groups on different trails. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/padyak.uk/ Cognation are developing the mountain biking trails of South Wales for everyone to enjoy. They are investing in both infrastructure and development of new trails and the exsiting ones such as Afan Valley, Brechfa, Cwmcarn and Gethin Woods Find out more at http://www.cognation.co.uk

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