For many who swing their leg over a mountain bike, once they get the hang of it, as with anything, they want to see how good they are compared to others. The best way to do this is usually by racing, either against others directly or against the clock. Types of racing are constantly evolving, from 30 second downhill 4x to all-day-all-night 24hr endurance marathons. Several Walkers club members regularly put themselves through their paces at the many events that happen throughout the year.
Scotland is heaven for mountain bike enthusiasts or beginners alike as there are a multitude of tracks and trails to explore. A regualar haunt for Walkers members is the 7 Stanes, in the Scottish borders which provides a purpose built playground for riders of almost any age or experience. Local tracks and trails in Ayrshire include Dundonald Hill, Craufurdland Estate, Cairn Table and Misty Law, all of which are ridden regularly on club rides.
If fat tyres are your thing, whatever your level, please see our Club Rides section for details of when and where we meet. Club ride night is a Wednesday and there are regular weekend outings. A group occasionally head off somewhere on a Friday if they can get the time off work – therein lying the reason why we often refer to them as the “Friday Slackers”.