Welcome to Exeter Mountain Bike Club
With Exeter Mountain Bike Club, there is something for everyone ranging from regular Children’s Go-Ride Skills Sessions and Confidence Builders for those starting out in biking, to Family Rides suitable for everyone, Regular Night Rides and our Weekend Mountain Bike Epics with, of course, the compulsory cake stops and even the odd pub stop!
Mountain bikers have traditionally enjoyed the food side of the activity; how many of us have said ‘go on, just one more then’ at Stella’s Tea Room (sadly now closed) on a balmy afternoon in the Quantocks. Is it riding that is the excuse for eating?
We have a deep-seated culture of quality food here in the South West as regular visitors to the annual Taste of the West Exhibition will see. It’s all here on our doorstep, visible in the myriad of local outlets ranging from the numerous farmer markets to the specialist shops selling the Best of the South West.
It’s all related: the push to a healthier lifestyle, more exercise, quality food. The same culture applies to mountain biking here in the South West, where we have a rich source of natural geography: the moors, woods and forests, rivers and estuaries, sea and shore – it’s all there for sampling and digesting. Family trails, long distance cycle paths, open moorland bridleway, river crossings and forest single-track – it’s all here in great abundance. Some of the riding is a little hard to find and that is where Exeter Mountain Bike Club can help. Even we are continuously finding more great tracks. How much more is there still hidden away?
So, immerse yourself in the flavours and colours of the region and get your teeth into mountain biking - have a taste of our diary.