mtb crashmtb savagemtb giraffeMTB COWwood mtb

West Dorset Mountain Bikers

These pages are dedicated to some the WS&FC members who enjoy mountain biking around the trails in Dorset. The group stalwarts, Gary Biles, Ed Summers, Ian Sumby & Steve King are joined by friends and 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 videos 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 .....................................

 

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

1995 - Brendon (Exmoor) - The Staghunters Inn

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

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,

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

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

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 with Ed, Gary and Ian the main instigators.

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

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

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

Gary, Ed, Steve, Ian

Organised by Ian

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

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

Gary, Ed, Steve, Ian

Organised by Ed

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

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

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

Gary, Ian, Ed, Rod

Organised by Ian

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

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

Gary, Ian, Ed, Rod

Organised by Gary

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

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

Photo right - Ed, Steve, Gary, Ian, Rod

Organised by Gary

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

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

Organised by Liz & Paul

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

Ed, Steve, Gary, Ian - Organised by Ed

group pic

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

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).

 

dunkery beacon


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

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

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MTB'ing Dorset - 2004-2009

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MTB'ing Dorset - 2010-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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

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

wobbly wheelers logo

 

 

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