A 'real world' mountain bike club

Godiva Trailriders is a 'real world' mountain bike club based in Coventry, England. The club is aimed at the enthusiast more than the elite.

GT day out in the Peak District, November '21

"A GT day out in the Peak District, November '21 "

Well here we are in 2021 and the club is in its 17th year. What a weird world it is right now. We've had a MASSIVE influx of keen new riders which is great news!.

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 Singlespeed Championships. We hosted a VERY successful SSUK (Singlespeed UK Championships) in 2016, and it looks like we're doing it again in 2022 at Llandegla !. 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 are involved with Singlespeed UK Championships in 2022"