Club guidelines

Muddy singletrack

Cyclone is run entirely by volunteers. We aim to make sure you have a great time: we’ll organise rides and social events.  Where we can, we’ll give a choice of pace and challenge. 

In return, there are a few rules we need you to follow.  This is important because mountain biking is inherently risky, you have responsibility for looking after the safety of yourself and those around you:

  • Always wear a helmet – no helmet, no ride.  You are also advised to wear gloves and glasses.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and healthy for a ride.  If in doubt check with your doctor.  
  • Ride Navigators are there solely to find the route.  It is your responsibility to decide what you ride.  If you’re not confident to ride an obstacle, get off and walk – no one will give you a hard time. 
  • Give way to walkers, dogs and especially horses.  Call out a warning to riders following and if necessary stop.
  • If you’re not happy with the pace or terrain, say so and we can make adjustments. We want everyone to enjoy their ride.
  • Don’t ride trails and paths closed to bikes.
  • Turn up on time with a working bike. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is suitable and in good working order. 
  • You can have up to 3 rides for free to see if you like us.  After that, and before you do any away rides, you need to join. 
  • On road sections, ride safely and follow the highway code.
  • At night and in poor light, you must have suitable lights.
  • All members must be over 18.
  • Treat others with respect, whether in person or online.