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The offroad group is an active and sociable part of Edinburgh RC. If you feel like getting off the tarmac and onto some singletrack it could be the crowd for you.

Off-road Organised Rides

Saturday Morning

Edinburgh RC MTB Ride

Image: Ali Chisholm

The Saturday morning Pentlands ride meets at 10am on the corner of Westgarth Avenue and Colinton Road. This is usually a 3 hour ride at a steady pace but please note - it is not suitable for riders new to mtb or who lack enough fitness to ride for 3 hours. All riders should check out How should I prepare for a club mtb ride? on the FAQ page of the website.

Note : anyone under 18 years of age wishing to join any ERC ride should first read the  ERC Youth Policy (PDF)

Wednesday Nights

We also occasionally nightride in the Pentlands or at Glentress on Wednesday evenings. Check the Edinburgh RC MTB facebook group page for details. In winter you will need offroad lights.

Irregular Rides

ERC MTB Skiddaw Trip

Image: Ali Chisholm

There's usually a day ride on one Sunday each month from April - September with trips to: Glentress and other Seven Stanes centres, longer local rides, big Highland day rides and uplift days at Innerleithen and Fort William. These are generally posted on the What's on? page and organised through our Edinburgh RC MTB facebook group

Weekend Trips

We run, on average, a weekend every couple of months - trips to places like Braemar, Fort William, Aviemore, Dumfries and the Lake District. These usually involve a couple of ride options each day and the social aspect is quite strong as well (i.e. a few beers down the pub).


Members of the offroad group race in the Scottish XC, DH  and Enduro series events at all levels. The club aims to offer a supportive environment for people with race ambitions, whether you want to finish high in Elite or just not finish last in Fun. We also have a good, sociable representation at marathon events like the Merida 100 series and 24 hour team races.


We occasionally have a pub night where we meet for a bite to eat and a pint or two. Please check the What's on? page for details of venues and times.


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More Information

Check the What's on? diary page for details of club activities.

Please read the Frequently asked questions page for answers to common queries, or contact the MTB Co-ordinator for more information.

Ask a question, buy and sell bike stuff or catch up on the latest event reports on the Edinburgh RC forums.

For the latest off road news and chat, follow the Edinburgh RC MTB Facebook Group