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West Dorset Mountain Bikers

These pages are about the mountain biking exploits of a group of folk who enjoy mountain biking around the trails in Dorset and beyond.

The group stalwarts, Gary Biles, Ed Summers, Ian Sumby, Pete Williams and Steve King are joined by friends and their partners to cycle the bridleway's and quieter roads around the southern counties.

There is an annual weekend away and a few special trips each year (e.g. to Afan Forest, Dartmoor & The Quantocks).
The photos and stories below are from these rides.

The riding isn't serious or fast, it is about getting out in the countryside, having a good time and visiting as many Pubs as possible!

Annual Biking Weekends

This is a quite a long page, so scroll down to see all the images and rides or hit the quick link below to go directly to a specific year ......................

2006
Quantocks
2007
Wootton Rivers
2008
Brendon
2008
Afan Forest (Boys)
2009
Kerne Bridge
2010
Lake District (Boys)
2010
Longbridge Deverill
2011
East Ashling
2011
Challacombe (Boys)
2012
Cheddar Gorge
2012
North Surrey Downs (Boys)
2013
Brokenhurst
2013
Brecon Beacons (Boys)
2014
Trimstone
2014
Dartmoor (Boys)
2015
Faringdon
2016
Sutton Benger
2017
Dulverton (Boys)
2017
Malvern Hills
2018
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Photos
2004 to 2009
Photos
2010 to present
Biking Awards
Hall of Fame

Routes
Maps & .GPX Files

There are no separate web pages for for the 1994 to 1998 rides

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1994 - Lower Swell (Stow on the Wold) - The Old Farmhouse Hotel

Gary & Janet, Dobsy & Lyn, Gary & Mandy, Pete & Gill, Allan & Mel,
Neil & Dawn, Pete & Jenny, Chris & Anne, Bill & Cheryl

NO PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR THIS WEEKEND

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1995 - Brendon (Exmoor) - The Staghunters Inn

Gary & Janet, Dobsy & Lyn, Gary & Mandy, Pete & Gill, Neil & Dawn,
Chris & Anne, Bill & Cheryl

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1996 - Chew Valley - The Carpenters Arms

Gary & Janet, Dobsy & Lyn, Gary & Mandy, Neil & Dawn,
Pete & Gill, Pete & Jenny, Jan & Ed, Chris & Dave, Rod & Sue, Ian & Sarah, Chris & Anne,

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1997 - Symonds Yat (Herefordshire) - The Royal Lodge

Gary & Janet, Dobsy & Lyn, Gary & Mandy, Neil & Dawn,
Allan & Mel, Jan & Ed, Chris & Dave, Rod & Sue, Chris & Anne

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1998 - Nailsworth (Gloucestershire) - Egypt Mill

Gary & Janet, Jan & Ed, Dobsy & Lyn, Gary & Mandy,
Neil & Dawn, Pete & Jenny, Chris & Anne

NO PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR THIS WEEKEND

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2006 (23-25 June) - The Quanntocks (Somerset) - The Hood Arms - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Jan & Ed, Ian & Veronica, Carolyn, Derek, Steve, Rod

Organised by - Ed

After a gap of 8 years and many changes in "personnel" the weekends away were re-started.
Ed, Gary and Ian being the main instigators.

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2007 (1-3 June) - Wootton Rivers (Wiltshire) - The Royal Oak - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Jan & Ed, Ian & Veronica, Carolyn, Derek, Steve, Rod, Colin & Trish
Organised by Ian

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2008 (20-22 June) - Brendon (Exmoor) - The Staghunters - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Jan & Ed, Carolyn, Derek, Steve, Rod & Vicky,
Colin & Trish, Paul & Liz, Jo & Gordon
Organised by Gary

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2008 (17-19 October) - Afan Forest (South Wales) - The Queens B&B - CLICK HERE

Gary, Ed, Steve, Ian ~ Organised by Ian

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2009 (5-7 June) - Kerne Bridge (Herefordshire) - The Inn on the Wye - CLICK HERE

Gary, Jan & Ed, Derek, Steve, Rod & Caroline, Colin & Trish, Jo & Gordon, Ian, Sue
Organised by Steve

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2010 (June) - The Lake District (Loweswater) - High Cross House - CLICK HERE

Gary, Ed, Steve, Ian ~ Organised by Ed

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2010 (15-17 October) - Longbridge Deverill (Wiltshire) - The George Inn - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Jan & Ed, Ian & Veronica, Carolyn, Steve,
Rod, Paul & Liz, Jo & Gordon, Dick & Deb, Sue
Organised by Gary

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2011 (3-5 June) - East Ashling (West Sussex) - The Horse & Groom - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Mike, Ed, Ian & Veronica, Carolyn, Derek, Steve, Rod,
Paul & Liz, Dick & Deb, Sue, Linda, Gina, Colin & Trish
Organised by Rod

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2011 (23-25 September) - Challacombe (Exmoor) - Twitchen Farm - CLICK HERE

Gary, Ian, Ed, Rod ~ Organised by Ian

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2012 (15-17 June) - Shipham (Somerset) - The Penscot Inn - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Ed & Jan, Ian & Veronica, Carolyn, Steve, Rod, Paul & Liz,
Dick & Deb, Sue
Organised by Dick & Deb

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2012 (28-30 September) - North Downs (Surrey) - The Plough Inn - CLICK HERE

Gary, Ian, Ed, Rod ~ Organised by Gary

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2013 (31 May - 2 June) - Brockenhurst (Hampshire) - The Rose & Crown - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Carolyn, Steve, Paul & Liz, Dick & Deb, Sue
Organised by Sue & Carolyn

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2013 (13-15 September) - Brecon Beacons (Wales) - Belvedere B&B - CLICK HERE

Photo right - Ed, Steve, Gary, Ian, Rod ~ Organised by Gary

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2014 (16-18 May) - Trimstone (Devon) - Trimstone Manor - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Carolyn, Jo, Paul & Liz, Dick, Sue, Ian & Veronica,
Pete & Terri, Colin & Trish, Ed & Jan,
Organised by Liz & Paul

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2014 (15-17 August) - Dartmoor (Scorriton) - The Tradesmans Arms - CLICK HERE

Ed, Steve, Gary, Ian ~ Organised by Ed

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2015 (4-6 September) - Faringdon (Oxfordshire) - The Old Crown Coaching Inn - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Paul & Liz, Dick & Debbie, Ian & Veronica, Pete & Terri, Colin & Trish, Ed & Jan, Ross, Rod

Hotel & Biking organised by Gary (with some help from Ed & Ian). This was also Ed's 60th Birthday celebration!
Birthday celebrations, banners and other birthday related stuff organised by Jan, Ian, Veronica & Janet

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2016 (23-25 September) - Sutton Benger (Wiltshire) - The Bell House Hotel - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Paul & Liz, Dick & Debbie, Ian & Veronica, Pete & Terri, Colin & Trish, Ed & Jan, Rod, Sue
Hotel & Biking organised by Ed (with some help from Gary & Ian)

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2017 (10-12 July) - Dulverton (Exmoor) - The Lion Hotel - CLICK HERE

Gary, Ian, Pete, Ed, Rod
Hotel organised by Ed ~ Biking routes organised by Gary

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2017 (20-22 October) - Malvern Hills (Worcestershire) - The Cottage in the Woods Hotel - CLICK HERE

Gary & Janet, Paul & Liz, Colin & Trish, Ed & Jan, Rod, Jo & Brian
Hotel & Biking organised by Colin & Trish

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The Hall of Fame
Photos of the winners of ............
The Golden Peddle, The Wine Holder, The Golden Helmet and Gordon's Goblet
Awared at the Annual MTB Weekends
- CLICK HERE

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Mountain Biking Photos - 2010 to the present day

Photos from other rides we have done mainly from around Dorset.
Featuring all, many, less or fewer of those people mentioned above
- CLICK HERE

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Mountain Biking Photos - 2004 to 2009

Photos from other rides we have done mainly from around Dorset.
Featuring all, many, less or fewer of those people mentioned above
- CLICK HERE

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We also occasionally ride with the Wobbly Wheelers, a like minded group of MTB'ers from East Dorset.

click the logo to go to the Wobbly's website: