Club Info.

Discover more about Tyne Valley MTB Cycling

About Us.

Catering for the enthusiastic rider, keen to maintain good fitness, Tyne Valley MTB Cycling offers 2 distinct categories to its members which overlap and offer progression.

 

Tyne Valley MTB Cycling mainly caters for two levels of MTBers:

MTB level 1 – capable, competent and fit
MTB level 2 – keen, seeking more experience and improving fitness

A youth section may well follow in due course but 14 years olds who can ride at or above the appropriate skills level outlined above, in the company of an adult who is responsible for them, will be made most welcome on either category of rides.

Tyne Valley MTB Cycling is based in the Tyne Valley but open to MTBers in the wider region. It exists for its members to:

provide opportunities for MTB enthusiasts to ride together & share route information
campaign/negotiate for new and/or improved routes and facilities
physically help repair or build routes for mountain biking
create a means to apply for and receive funding to help achieve aims 2 & 3

The club’s programme mirrors these aims whenever possible. The club co-ordinates rides for fit and competent MTBers and also for less skilful cyclists more or less split thus:

Wednesday evening rides most of the year
Thursday evening rides most of the year
Saturday or Sunday half day or full day rides every fortnight or as required
Weekend and 3 day trips to ride further afield
A trans-Alps mountain biking tour every year – an ambitious and challenging multi-week linear end to end route is under development and we ride a different seven day section each year.

Road Cycling

A number of members are also road cyclists and the club has a road ride programme to meet this demand. We are just as keen to help with the development of new road routes as we are for new MTB routes.

Members are not obliged to do any of the above other than pay their annual subs and add their name to a list of MTBers willing to give a degree of payback to the sport we all enjoy. Anyone who is already a paid up member of another relevant club can opt for free membership for one year. Existing MTB clubs can affiliate at no cost.

Tyne Valley MTB Cycling is fully constituted with named voluntary officers. Voting takes place at its AGM. It has three bank accounts – Current, Cycling Projects and Tours and all members receive audited accounts at the AGM. Membership fees are currently £10 pa and cover basic costs. The membership fee will be reviewed annually.

Tyne Valley MTB Cycling has prepared the following policy documents which are available for inspection by members and other interested parties:

Constitution -  Download
Health & Safety Policy – applies to trail building and field work -  Download
Project Working Practices -  Download
Equality Statement -  Download
Sustainability Policy -  Download

There is already an identified list of potential MTB and road route projects in and around the Tyne Valley which includes new build, route creation and route clearance. These projects are more likely to go ahead with voluntary input and support which Tyne Valley MTB Cycling can provide.

Tyne Valley MTB Cycling members have the opportunity to ride some the best road routes in the north of England and rides will take place in other parts of the UK and in the Alps. Further benefits will be added.

Everyone is welcome to join Tyne Valley MTB Cycling and attend regular rides IF they choose – any questions, comments and suggestions for rides please either

Telephone 01434 673038

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