Our goal is to encourage more and more mountain bikers to get involved in the many well-organised events taking place throughout the UK.
As recreational mountain bikers, doing just a few events per year we felt it was difficult finding out about what events were on in a particular area, whether they would be suitable for us or what to expect. PedalPlanner addresses this issue by providing a go-to web resource that provides a comprehensive list of MTB events in the UK in an easily searchable format.
We hope you find what you are looking for. If not then please let us know.
Like many kids in the early eighties, I spent much of my early teens building, riding, bending and mending “Tracker Bikes.” It was a wild love affair that endured many distractions: girls, booze, world travel, motorbikes and career. By the early nineties I’d “popped my cherry” and brought my first mountain-bike (whilst working in Cape Town). Later that decade saw me do my first event, but it was in the naughties that I really committed to the relationship; spending a month’s salary on a Cannondale full susser.
These days things are just as you’d expect in any good marriage; the riding is still fun, we get to it as often as we can and we are always looking for new things to spice it up!!!
Way back when, I hired a rigid frame single speed with chunky tyres and headed out into the Australian bush – it was love at first pedal. Now I get out for a spin whenever I can: what better way to enjoy the great outdoors, get fit and socialise at the same time?
These days I ride a Planet-X carbon road bike, a Santa Cruz full susser XC mountain bike, a GT hardtail, and a fully racked-up Trek hybrid that’s been around the world and back. I’m no Wiggo, but entering events keeps me motivated and discovering new places to ride.
I took up mountain biking about 8 years ago after years of pounding the hockey pitch started to take its toll on my back and knees.
I’m not an expert rider, but I enjoy getting out and about a couple of times a week and attending a couple of events. I used to ride a Specialised hard-tail but recently upgraded to a full-suss Merida.
I enjoy a bit of running too and mix it up occasionally by doing off-road duathlons. As you can see from this photo, it’s a great way to get really muddy!