BigfootMBC’s local trails are in and around Gloucestershire. We have so many places on our doorstep such as Cranham/Buckholt, Leckhampton, Standish/Haresfield, Selsley, Painswick, Stinchcombe, Cleeve Hill, North Nibley, and the Forest of Dean; all of which have a MASSIVE variety of mountain biking trails for all abilities. Every year trail pixies build more and more trails so there’s always new stuff to try out as well.
Our ride leaders have a huge amount of local knowledge which ALL members can and do benefit from. During the winter months some trails cope with the wet weather better than others, so we choose our locations accordingly to preserve the countryside we all love so much!
BigfootMBC organise plenty of away days and weekenders to trails centre, uplifted bike parks and off-the-grid trails all around England, Wales and Scotland. We also arrange trips to Europe including Morzine, Les Arcs, Finale Ligure and North Spain to name just a few.
Without fail BigfootMBC organise a trail ride every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm, even throughout the winter.
Additional weekday and weekend ride offerings are organised by members, so you will more often than not find a suitable ride for you to join, or post your own.
Bigfoot actively encourage club members to post additional rides, whether this is a Wednesday night dirt jump session, Thursday evening XC, trail centre away day, or off-the-grid Forest of Dean or South Wales steeps.
BigfootMBC has around 100 members and is run by a small but beautifully formed committee. The type of rider we attract tends to be 18 to 60 years old and with with off-road biking experience. Our green paced rides are perfectly suited for ALL beginners. Don’t be shy, many of our regulars started out as beginners and now show everyone a clean pair of pedals.
BigfootMBC have members who range from social pace to podium finishing racers. To help organise such a diverse group of riders we have a colour coded ride grade system ranging from Green to Black. On each ride, no matter the grading, the pace is set so that no-one gets left behind – we always aim to finish a ride with the same number of people that started it!
On the regular Tuesday night rides for instance, we will always offer three ride grades; green (social), blue (brisk pace) and red (blistering fast). Just pick one! That said, night rides are usually a bit quicker because we’re all scared of the dark and don’t like being left behind in the spooky woods!