Hello, we are The Bigfoot Mountain Bike Club and we like riding bikes! We want you to enjoy it too, no matter what level you ride at or what type of mountain biking you like.and even some road riding as well.but that is not our main bread and butter. A bit more about us - our motto: just get out and ride! We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy riding mountain bikes and, increasingly, road bikes too. We welcome people with different interests, skill levels and ambitions - cross country, all mountain, jumps, drops, fast runs, downhilling, enduros, 12/24 hour team/individual events, sportivesThe club exists as a means for people to ride together and share trail knowledge.
The more we ride, the more we improve in skills and confidence, and by riding with people who have more experience and skills, we improve still further. We do not instruct and we do not offer training schedules. We are just friends riding together. We ride various areas in Gloucestershire (Cranham, Standish, Selsley, Stinchcombe, North Nibley and the Forest of Dean) and further afield in the UK and beyond. We aim to provide knowledge and help on all aspects of biking be it the right bike, equipment setup, training or general good advice. A variety of weekly rides to suit all speeds, tastes and aspirations that run (nearly) 365 days a year, day or night!
The club has about 100 members and is run by a small but beautifully formed committee to ensure everyone who wants to ride has that opportunity. With the club being based in Gloucestershire the bulk of our riding revolves around Cranham Woods, near Gloucester, Standish Woods, around Stroud and the Forest of Dean. The areas we ride in have a wide variety of singletrack and downhill trails. Every year the helpful woodland trail pixies build more tracks so there's always new stuff to try out. Our members have a huge amount of local knowledge which is just what you need when you're trying to find the very best places to ride.
The Forest of Dean is full of trails which don't mind a bit of dampness so it's the place to be in the winter months, while Cranham and Standish woods really come into their own once things dry up.