Women's Social Rides

The Famous “Bubbles at the Hub” needs no introduction... but if you are unfamiliar, sit down and be prepared to be amazed! Trails, exploring the forest, skills development, surrounded only by like-minded women, led by one of our Summit Ambassadors and usually finishing with a cheeky glass of prosecco – what’s not to love!

The Bubbles social rides are FREE to Summit Members, and only £3.50 to non-members. If you are a member, you do not need to worry about booking but turn up and show the Ride Leader your account and we will check you in. If you are not a member please click the link below to book your place. We have limited spaces available so get to it to avoid disappointment!

Our Bubbles rides are for Women only, age 14+. We recognise there is a huge percentage of riders in mountain biking that are men, and not enough women, so we are setting out to change this by providing a setting for women to feel confident in a safe environment. Our rides are led by one of our friendly, skilled, confident, and Swinley-familiar Summit Ambassadors. Our ambassadors are hand-chosen because of their friendliness, patience, they have the ability to make everyone smile and simply love mountain biking! Our rides are always “As fast as the Slowest” so please do not worry if you aren’t hugely confident, we will not ride fast and leave you behind – we are there to give you confidence and some tips along the way to help you enjoy the bike with the whole group. In saying this, The Bubbles rides are not structured coaching sessions, but are more social rides to meet new people and learn the forest and get time on the bike with a massive smile :)

We run our Bubbles rides on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, but this can change depending on staffing and ambassador availability. We meet at 10am at The Hub, then you will ride some of the trail network for 1 hour, followed by 1 hour within The Summit to be finished by midday. Click the link below to check availability and to book if you fancy!

The Summit is Swinley Bike Hub’s purpose-built private Skills Coaching facility set within Swinley Forest (close to Blue 2 if you know it!). We are very proud of it as it has been developed for all abilities, whether you are on a mountain bike for the first time or a seasoned professional (or somewhere in between!), we can help you build confidence and develop on the bike with our trails and coaching on hand. The Summit is usually only open to annual sign-up Members or privately booked coaching sessions, so this is a great opportunity to try The Summit if you are not sure if it is for you!

If you have any questions, please call us on 01344 360229 or come along to the session and chat with our ambassador and ride leaders!

Our Ambassadors and Ride Leaders are ambassadors so we will not tolerate foul language, attitude, or violence towards them. They are here simply from the love of their hearts and to increase awareness and participation of female mountain biking - they are great people so treat them as such! If you have an issue with anything we do, or any feedback, please speak to a full-time staff member at Swinley Bike Hub.

What's not included in your bubbles session

We aim to provide as much as possible, but some things are not included in these Women's sessions, such as:

- Bike Hire (Click HERE for bike hire)

- Helmet (free with bike hire, or a small charge for just a helmet - call 01344 360229)

- Structured coaching. Ad-hoc coaching may happen but the session is more a relaxed format.

- Free reign within The Summit

What you need to bring

- Your bike

- Helmet

- Your biggest Smile!

- All your friends (get them to book also!)