Who We Are

Pictures of Club

Let the Thrill of Speed
Over Come Your Fear of Death

You have just landed at the web site of the North West of England's Premier Mountain Bike Club. If you have a passion for all things 2 wheeled, knobbly tyred and don't mind getting muddy then you've found the right place.

Are your mountain biking friends not able to get out when you want to ride?
Perhaps you would rather have control of your own life rather then hoping that driver on his mobile phone will see you at the roundabout? All that lycra isn't going to save you.
Bored of being frozen and uncomfortable while stressing about avoiding pot holes on your skinnny tyres while breathing all sorts of nasty fumes?
You need to be mountain biking.....
We are an informal club who enjoy riding bikes and want to ride with like minded people like yourself. Our routes and style is trail orientated (ones that go down are the best), in the main we are not cross country racers nor are we downhillers. Our typical bikes range from 120mm hardtails through to 160mm full suspension. We have both male and female members but regrettably in the interests of following Child safety legislation our membership is not open to under 18's. Membership numbers average 40-50 people but don't worry you won't see them all out on a ride at once. Just like you everyone has personal commitments that mean they pick and choose which ride they can make it out for, once a fortnight, once a month, once a year, its upto you. If we are still of interest then please read on and have a look around our site.

We organise rides on Sundays throughout the year along with weekends away and the occasional foreign holiday. Our Sunday rides take place in Lancashire, The Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire and North Wales and we have members based in all of these areas.
The club itself (in Groovy Tribe form) started in 1994 so through the skills of the members we have gained a lot of knowledge about bikes, bike handling and routes. The core of our membership is Lancashire based and we try to have a monthly ride in the region, such as around the Rivington/Darwen area. This would be an ideal opportunity for new members to try us out as the pace is generally more relaxed and there are many opportunities to shorten, extend or change the intended route to suit the riders who attend. Or have a look at the calender a find a ride that you know or is more convienient for you to join us on. Get in touch before hand so we know to expect you.

When we can we meet every Monday night at The Sea View Pub on the A6 at Chorley for a chat about bikes and such over a pint or two and you're more than welcome to bob down and find out a bit more about us, or just read on through the website. If we sound like your kind of club prior to joining you are welcome to come out with us, free of charge and with Third Party insurance cover provided by CTC Insurance, for one ride to confirm that we are indeed the best club in the area.

Meet some of the regular riders... click on their pictures to read about them.