Welcome to the newest section in the club! We’ve had lots of club members riding gravel bikes, mountain bikes and cyclo-cross bikes for ages, and decided the time was ripe for setting up a dedicated group.
Club off-road activities fall into roughly three areas:
- There is a monthly social ride that takes place every third Saturday of the month. Members and non-members are welcome. These rides are generally suitable for mountain, cyclo-cross or gravel bikes, and are around 3-4 hours in duration. Meeting points vary but are in the Fleet/Farnborough area. Watch the website for details as second Saturdays arrive. We also plan to add in the occasional ‘epic’ ride, visiting the Peak District, Wales, South Downs Way and so on.
- We have a growing number of riders who race cyclo-cross competitively – usually in the Wessex League and the Central League. These Leagues normally run from mid-September to mid-January. Cyclo-cross is very accessible, for all ages from under-8s to over 50s, boys, girls, ladies and men and can be ridden on any bike. We even had two riders in the National Championships in January of this year.
- We have club members that enter a variety of competitive and non-competitive events for gravel and mountain bikes.
We’ve also got a very active WhatsApp group for sharing routes, rides, hints and tips. This is open to members and non-members alike.
To find out more about our off-road activities, please email Scott here: off-road secretary, or click one of the links below: