The AOAC caters for all levels of mountain biker, though most of the organised rides are aimed at beginners to intermediate level. We have an emphasis on enjoyment, and try to ensure there is something for everyone. For the more experienced biker we try to fit in descents, drop offs and climbs, technical single track and hair raising rocky horrors. For beginners and those wanting a more gentle ride, we use marked off-road cycle tracks, and usually stop for tea and cakes half way round. More extreme trips are generally organised by keen individuals, getting together with like-minded people.
Though we are based in Bristol, Sunday rides can be in the Quantocks, Brecon Beacons, Exmoor, Mendips and Forest of Dean, to name but a few of the top locations available to us in the West Country.
Mountain biking is usually also organised during the Club's regular multi-activity weekends away to locations all over the country. Favourites for mountain biking include Dolgellau, the Peak District and Llanwrtyd Wells.
Mountain Biking During the Spring and Summer:
the AOAC runs mountain biking sessions most Wednesday evenings in Ashton Court and Leigh Woods - see calendar for details.
The wearing of helmets is mandatory on all off-road (mountain) bike events organised by AOAC
If you would like to know more please feel free to drop our Mountain Biking Coordinator an email [email protected]