A 'real world' mountain bike club

June 2021. Update - club rides are back on, both Wednesdays and weekends so get out and join in !

Godiva Trailriders is a 'real world' mountain bike club based in Coventry, England. The club is aimed at the enthusiast more than the elite. Saying that, we are home to the triple World Endurance Mountain Bike Organization (WEMBO) World Singlespeed Champion, Steve Day!

GT's own Steve Day wins WEMBO in New Zealand

"GT's own Steve Day wins WEMBO in New Zealand, 21st February 2016 "

Well here we are in 2021 and the club is in its 17th year. What a weird world it is right now. Bizarrely though we've had a MASSIVE influx of keen new riders and we're putting a second kit order in shortly. I suspect this damn virus will be around indefinitely now, we're just gonna have to get used to it. Hopefully the SingleSpeed UK Championships will be going ahead in September too.

We're an XC club in reality, though this covers a broad spectrum. Days or weekends out in Wales, Cotswolds or the Peak District are popular, as is Bikepacking and Singlespeeding. We also take part in a variety of races, some serious, some less so, and have been known to travel all across Europe to participate in the European Single Speed Championships. We even hosted a VERY successful SSUK (Singlespeed UK Championships) in 2016, with over 100 riders from as far afield as France, Belgium and Holland coming over to take part. We usually field teams in Mountain Mayhem and are open to trying anything once.... almost anything!!

Coventry, whilst admittedly not exactly the mountain biking centre of the universe, does have some pretty interesting rides. The way we see it, we have to make the most of what we've got and, most importantly, it's supposed to be fun.

The Club is more for "Enthusiastic Intermediates". To get the most out of our rides, a reasonable level of fitness and experience is necessary. A typical Wednesday Night Ride is 15 - 20 miles mostly offroad. However, we've all been beginners and know that learning is the hard part. We're happy to welcome keen & enthusiastic riders who're willing to learn and join in.

Our riders mainly come from Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Hinckley, Kenilworth and Nuneaton.

A thick skin really helps (and it's not just for the nettles and thorns!!), as does the ability to rip the pish out of people and laugh at your own failings!

If you fancy getting out and riding with us, our Facebook group is easy to find, join the forum by emailing me, check the Rides & Events section, and jump right in. Our usual meeting place is The Bell on Bennetts Road South, Coventry.

We reckon you may just enjoy it.

GT annual Day After Boxing Day Ride December 2015

"GT annual Day After Boxing Day Ride December 2015"