Club

MBSwindon club shop

MBSwindon is a friendly and non-competitive club, with recognition from Swindon Borough Council and other official bodies. The aim of the Club is to promote mountain biking, training and fitness to members via this website and organised events. The club caters for all abilities, and we make sure that no one gets left behind on our rides. We also run training days and “Novice Friendly” events for new riders. The club also manages the Croft Trail, overseeing all the hard work that goes on there as well as pursuing other areas of funding for the trail (which has relied mainly on donations from riders, club fees and some advertising on the website). MBSwindon mug. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the club and the trail and ride reports for previous events will provide more information. Membership of the club is just £10 a year, this money goes to the upkeep of the trail as well as promoting and supporting the club and local mountain biking. As a member of MBSwindon, you will also gain all the benefits & discounts outlined below.

Club Benefits:

  • Local rides (our ride reports page will give you an idea of what we get up to)
  • Trips to places further afield such as Wales, Forest of Dean, Swinley Forest (our ride reports page will give you an idea of what we get up to)
  • Access to a 3rd party liability insurance scheme (please see the British Cycling section below for more details)

Club Discounts:

NOTE: All discounts in person will require you to show a valid MBSwindon membership card before they start to enter the transaction into the till. On-line discounts require a code or the use of a special link, log into the Members Only Area to get these.

Shops:

Hargroves CyclesHargroves Cycles (Swindon) – 12.5% off all full priced goods. Buy one and get one free on tubes. Buy one and get one half price on Specialized tyres. Exclusive clearance offers on bikes.

  • Black8Bikes (Nailsworth)- 15% discount.
  • Cotswold Outdoor (South Cerney)- 15% discount at stores and online using the code via our member’s only area.
  • Leisure Lakes Bikes (Cheltenham) – 12.5% off parts and accesories in store (Cheltenham store ONLY)
  • Lodge Cycles (Briton Ferry) – 10% discount at this bike shop located near the Afan trails in South Wales.
  • Noah’s Ark Cycles (Stroud) – 10% discount on accessories, 5% off bikes or 10% of bike’s value in clothes and accessories.
  • PedalABikeAway (Forest of Dean trail centre)- 10% discount on clothing, protection and accessories.
  • Ride 24/7 (Cirencester)- 10% discount on parts and accessories, discount on bikes too but dependant on manufacturer/model so ask in store.
  • Rides On Air (Wallingford) – 10% off off accessories, 15% off hydration, food and energy drink products.
  • Supernova Cycles (Newbury) – between 10 and 15% off parts and accessories.
  • Velocite Bikes – 10% off all purchases. Instructions via the  member’s only area.

Parts/Maintenance:

Clothing

  • Broken Riders UK – 20% discount from an ethically and environmentally responsible clothing brand for people who love riding bikes, using the code via our member’s only area.
  • HardnutZ Helmets: 20% discount on the entire range of Helmets using the code via our members only area
  • Trail 42 – 20% discount on orders over £30 from this ethical mtb clothing supplier using the code via our member’s only areaClosing down sale announced 4 February 2017.
  • Whackjob – 15% discount from this UK based company producing ethical and sustainable sports clothing, using the code via our member’s only area.

Riding:

Accomodation:

  • Afan Valley Cottage – 10% off this self-catering cottage at the top of the Afan Valley.
  • Bike Alp – 5% discount for groups of 4 or fewer, 10% discount for larger groups taking a mountain bike holiday in the French Alps (only 1 person needs to be a member).
  • Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn – £16 per person per night (normally £17.50). Book all 26 beds and receive a 20% discount at the bar between 8 and 10pm on Fri and Sat nights. This bunkbarn is located right by the Climach-X trail and is also close to Coed y Brenin and Cadair Idris.  Use the code via our member’s only area.
  • Chatel Cannelle– 5% off bookings at this chalet in Chatel, part of the Portes Du Soleil region that includes Morzine.
  • Depot Rd– 10% off for weekend or mid-week bookings and 15% off a full week at this chalet-style, self-catering, 5-star accommodation near Afan. Catered breaks and guided rides available.
  • Hit the hills – 10% discount on bookings at their fully catered weekend trips.
  • Mountain View B&B – 10% off room only bookings at this American inspired B&B near Afan trails.
  • MudTrek – A very popular “ski-chalet, for mountain bikers” next to Brechfa Trails.  Discounted rate to £135pp, based on a minimum of 2 sharing The Old Bike Shed or a minimum of 4 sharing Bay Tree Barn or The Hay Barn. Use the code via our member’s only area.
  • RutasporAlmeria – 20% discount on guided cycle holidays in Andalusia, Spain.
  • Ski and Summer Morzine – 10% discount off list price on accomodation and transfers for summer chalets.
  • Tyddyn Bychan rural bunkhouse – 10% off bookings at this bunk barn located near several great trails in North Wales.

Sports Therapy:

Nutrition:

 

British Cycling Affiliation

In addition to joining MBSwindon, you are able to join British Cycling as an affiliate member for just £12 extra. This means that you’ll also get:

  • Retailer discounts, including Wiggle (12%) and Halfords (15%)
  • Guaranteed lowest price bike insurance
  • Weekly email news letter
  • Enhanced user account on britishcycling.org.uk
  • 40% discounts on subscriptions to Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus, Pro Cycling, and What Mountain Bike magazines
  • Free legal advice and support in the event of an accident
  • Professional indemnity insurance for coaches, instructors and leaders
  • Up to £10m liability insurance for non-competitive cycling
  • Save up to 15% on cycle rescue and bike insurance
  • Save up to 25% on Earlybird tickets and discounts to major UK cycle events, including VIP access

To obtain the British Cycling discount first join the club using the link above. When your membership has been processed you will be sent the discount code with your membership card. You can also access the code via the members only area. These discounts – in addition to the local ones that we’ve arranged ourselves – mean that you could potentially save the membership fee many times over, and that’s before you take the insurance into account.

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