Images L-R Tom - 22 on a newbies ride - Gareth
Updated Sat 19th July 2014 2.00pm
Most of the things you need to know about us are either below or on the FAQ's pages - if you are coming along it's worth a read first!
Interested in coming along? - Then visit our "joining us pages"
Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we are a group (mixed) of lunatics, but not a cycle club, who enjoy getting muddy wet & tired (well some of us anyway!) and occasionally stopping for a pint of the local ale at the Amble Inn. There are varying levels of speed and fitness from the tri-athletes and snowboarders to the the slower and less fit (that's me- Rich ) .
Where we ride and how far - Newbies ride once a month and generally it's 25k, Regular Sunday Rides are little longer 35-40k (3hrs plus) and slightly quicker with the midweek rides quicker still for 2 hours plus (READ DETAILS BELOW) . Most rides are local trails, mostly XC (as there are not many hills) and some nice singletrack in the woods, with as little tarmac as possible.
You can join us on our Sunday morning riding madness through North Herts. All you need is a helmet a bike and also a sense of humour (this line has been pinched by other bike groups with websites!).
We ride together as a group and don't leave anyone behind, always waiting for the last rider (a result of the odd mechanical or just the extra drink you had the night before) so we don't dissapear into the dust leaving anyone to get lost
If you are new to mountainbiking, don't ride every week or have not tried 40k, why not come along to a NEWBIES ride which is usually on the 1st Sunday of each month. You will still need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this as we ride 20-25k and you wll be in the saddle for nearly 3 hours. Just complete the rides form and register for our message board to join in.
For the more extreme riders, Midweek Nite Rides and the odd Saturday we see the Strava Single Speeders hit the trails for some serious stuff (2hrs+, if your legs and batteries can take it). Not ideal if you are new to MTB'ing as typically 17kmph + pace and non-stop. Please note that we do ask riders to hit the sunday trails with us first before attempting the evening midweek madness.
More info about OTT is on the FAQ's page - here, but if you simply want to ask any questions just drop me a line at the address below
Anti-Social Media - We are often asked why we are not linked. Well long before most of these existed we had a website a blog and a message board, so why do we need anything else?.