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Mountain Biking

The SOC mountain biking section is very active with something to suit all mountain bikers whether you love to hoon down techy singletrack, gallop up the hills till your lungs explode or just want a gentle pootle around the fantastic Yorkshire countryside.

Most Sundays we are out with our main group, usually on a 15 to 20 mile cross country ride involving some big climbs and some techy singletrack descents. Occasionally we also ride trail centres (such as Whinlatter or Hamsterley) to hone our skills and get some flow. To join our main ride you need to be reasonably comfortable riding red grade trail centre routes.

Mountain Biking in Swaledale

We also offer easier paced rides suitable for all (beginners, accompanied children, folks wanting a gentler pace) at least once a month. These give you a great introduction to the sport and will build your confidence, skills and fitness. We use the mountainbikers mailing list to communicate and organise ourselves.

We often ride in Swaledale which offers outstanding mountain biking but we also venture further afield for days out in the other parts of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lakes, North York Moors, Pennines etc. We also organise weekends away to Scotland, Wales etc. to ride the best trails in the UK.

E bikes are welcome on most of our rides.

Please contact us for further details.

Hope to see you on a bike soon