Swinley Bike Hub

Swinley Bike Hub

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Swinley Bike Hub is an independent rider owned trail shop, hire centre, w/shop & coaching team

Operating as usual


We are fortunate to have an incredible community based within the forest here, and part of that is made up of so many amazing women. From our 3 fabulous ambassadors and to all the ladies who choose to ride with us, we appreciate you.

Our next women's social ride is on Sunday 24th March - get signed up and we look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for being part of what makes Swinley Forest such a special place to ride.


We're proud to announce the new collection from has landed on site and is available to you! We've gone into super stealth mode with our colour ways, for all those Swinley Ninjas out there...

We have a selection of Ranger clothing through to the gorgeous Proframe RS full face helmet. Stop by the next time you're in the forest and have a gander.


A few weeks till British summer time!! We have coaching courses at weekends (and Fridays) to help you brush up on your skills or make improvements;

Saturday 9th & 23rd - trail progression
Friday 15th - core skills & confidence and Friday jump session.
Sunday 17th - further air course

Not forgetting our women’s social ride out Sunday 24th!


Trail network update: Red 9 is closed for planned maintenance.

This work has been on the cards for awhile so please respect the closure tape and signs - we have machinery in for this work so please don't put our trail builders at risk.

We'll update you on progress as the reopening will be entirely dependent on the weather.
The diversion takes you straight to Clubhouse so enjoy the shortcut!

On the whole we're working hard to get the trail network to a prime condition ready for those longer, warmer, drier days and evenings. See you out there!


Trail closures update:
Babymaker and deerstalker are shut off for now due to damage from recent weather creating very waterlogged sections resulting in deep pitting. Will be open once it dries up.
Red 6 continues to be closed due to ongoing forest works within that compartment of the forest.
Thank you all for your understanding - keep on shredding!


Storm Isha is moving across the UK in the coming days and wind is building. Gusts are strong and we have made the decision based on safety of our customers to close hire and the summit until the winds pass.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience to our customers but Mother Nature is here to be respected and safety for you is our priority!

If you have your own bike and want to ride then that is at your discretion but we recommend not to head to the forest to ride over the next couple of days!

Thanks for your support and understanding. 👊


Trail update:
Bikini line closed top to bottom for some tlc this week. By end of the week it will be open, along with Babymaker.

Hats off to the trail team working in the snow today! ❄️


The festive season is upon us, and so the team are having a little break. We are closed from Saturday 23rd December through to and including Tuesday 26th December, and then again from Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January.

We are fully operational around those dates so we'd love to see you here hiring bikes, trying out the Summit, grabbing some coaching or even getting your bike checked over by one of our skilled mechanics.

Have a lovely festive season - we'll see you soon!


Our freshly revamped Workshop at Swinley Bike Hub is proud to offer a wintry introduction package of 20% off a Level 2 service.

This is a comprehensive service where the bike is stripped down to the frame, thoroughly cleaned and rebuilt with fresh cables fitted and any other parts as needed.

Visit us on site for a chat or email [email protected].


It's fair to say, working here is pretty bloody awesome - just look at our forest office!

Our team consists of front-of-house staff, mechanics, trail builders and coaches. For all of our hard work for you, our customers and community, every now and then we take a moment (or morning!) to ride together and enjoy the beauty of the forest.

Time together, swapping tools put down for tyres on the ground is important to us, so here's a snapshot from today with us doing exactly that.

📷 by

Photos from Swinley Bike Hub's post 24/11/2023

Green Friday is here! Grab a super Swinley saving with our ex-hire fleet. We want to see you out in nature on a bike to appreciate not just our own local environment, but further afield wherever your tyres roll.

These prices are for this weekend only, so lock in yours by emailing [email protected]. The bikes will be fully serviced upon collection and we'll take the time to set the bike up just for you.

Trek Rail 5 Gen 2 - Green Friday £1999, RRP £4895, sizes S, M & L
Trek EX 8 - Green Friday £1499, RRP £3450, sizes L & XL
Trek Top Fuel 8 - Green Friday £1599, RRP £3845, size S
Trek Checkpoint ALR5 - Green Friday £999, RRP £2500, sizes 54cm & 56cm.

Photos from Mountain Biking UK's post 22/11/2023

We're super chuffed our trails help keep riders pedalling. We love supporting all riders getting out on bikes (whether they're our bikes or their own) - mountain biking truly is there to be enjoyed by all!


Fancy getting your mits on a brand new Crossframe Pro? We have a black size small (51-55cm) in stock at the Hub right now, perfect for XCers, gravellers and anyone else rocking the peakless look. RRP is £189.99 for this beauty.

Contact [email protected] or drop by if you're interested!


We have spaces for our Further Air course this Friday 24th November, 13:00-16:00 - see the link below to register!


Our Further Air course is designed for riders who ARE ALREADY gaining some air on jumps and larger drops but are looking to perfect technique, tackle higher and harder features and land safely - ready for the next trail feature.

If you're looking for more control in the air, or trying to clear that red table then this is the course for you. We'll briefly start from the beginning to refine technique and then move on to larger tables to put it into practice.


That's a wrap for a rainy week at Swinley. Our workshop team have worked hard to keep customers pedaling smoothly, both on our bikes and their own, through some challenging conditions.

We're back on it Monday so feel free to pop by if you need a helping hand.


Trail Update - Please bear with us….

Red 10 section (DH section) is currently closed off while we give it some TLC.

Please use ‘Babymaker’ or ‘Deerstalker’ trails as a diversion to rejoin red 10 halfway. We'll let you know when it's ready for you to enjoy again soon.


** New Airtime Course Dates! **

Latest Group Courses released before Christmas!

Adult ‘Just the Drops’:
Sunday 10th Dec 12:00

Adult First Air:
Saturday 16th Dec 12:00

Adult Further Air:
Friday 24th Nov 13:00

Youth Jump Club!:
Saturday 16th Dec 14:30

Head to our schedule to find out more and book! https://goteamup.com/p/6212003-swinley-bike-hub-ltd/


Load up yer bike with with our offer of 10% at t'Hub!

We use Peaty's on-site in the Bike Wash due to the biodegradable properties the products offer - we are based in a forest after all! Now you can treat your bike to that minty fresh scent Steve loves at home.

Our recommendations for tackling Swinley's finest conditions this time of year are:
- Loamfoam Bike Cleaner
- Foaming Drivetrain Degreaser
- PT17 Maintenance Spray
- Protect & Shine Spray
- LinkLube Wet Weather


What's your winter challenge?

The nutter of this Grappler asked us to help them with their own challenge which was to join the crew.

Our workshop is fully equipped to deal with all of the whackiest requests and so we obliged in this changeover - not necessarily to the delight of the owner's knees!

Whatever your winter challenge, which may even be a simple 'get winter ready' check and adjust of your bike, we're here to help you keep your cranks spinning.

Visit us at the Hub for a chat, give us a call or email [email protected]

Let us know of your own challenge below!

📷 by our handy workshop team


Forest lovers be aware that due to the weather warnings and forecast in place tomorrow, Thursday 2nd November, all Swinley Bike Hub services are closed. This includes:

- Bike hire
- The Summit Open Sessions
- Coaching
- Evening social ride

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.
Normal operations to resume on Friday 3rd November. See you soon!

Photos from Swinley Bike Hub's post 30/10/2023

**The Summit Winter Timetable & Special Winter Membership **

As the clocks have gone back, our Winter Timetable for The Summit Open Sessions is now live. 6 sessions each week for members to get their Summit fix.

Take a look at our Special Winter Unltd Membership from 1st November to 29th February for just £40 for adults and £25 for youths.

A great way to train and stay social over the winter!

Check out our memberships here: https://goteamup.com/p/6212003-swinley-bike-hub-ltd/memberships/


Cancelled! Apologies all, due to the weather warning in place for storm Ciarán we have cancelled our social ride for Thursday 2nd.

Look out for our next ride and we look forward to seeing you soon.


** Final Private Coaching slots for half term week **

We have just the last few spots for Private Coaching available during the half term week. These can be for 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, Parent & child or private parties! (you also don't have to be a youth!)

Current Availability:

* With Coach Matt: (Book Online)
09:00-11:00 Monday 23rd
10:00-12:00 & 12:30-14:30 - Thursday 26th

* With Coach James: (Book Online)
14:30-16:30 - Sunday 29th

* With Coach Aidan:
12:30-14:30 - Friday 27th
(Email [email protected] to book Aidan for this date/time)

To book James or Matt, click here: https://goteamup.com/p/6212003-swinley-bike-hub-ltd/appointment_types/


Our fully fledged workshop here at Swinley Bike Hub is available to service your bike's needs from ride-stopping punctures to fully fresh rebuilds.

There is no need to pre-book with us, and we will assess what's needed to provide you a no-obligation quote.

We are also offering a special deal that any work agreed to between the 21st and 29th October 2023 entitles you to a bike hire for half price, so you can still have a pedal whilst we have your bike.

Come visit us in the forest for a chat, give us a call or email [email protected] for any queries.

All bikes welcome!


** Is learning to jump on your agenda? Join our FIRST AIR Group coaching course on 22nd Oct at 10am **

Our FIRST AIR jumping course is designed to get those wheels off the ground for the first time. So for those who are NEW to jumping this course is for you! You need to have good control of your bike and a solid 'ready position'.

Coach Chris will be taking this group course on Sunday 22nd October at 10:00 - £65 per person.

This is an adult only course for those 16 & over.

To book, click the Schedule link in our bio and navigate to the 22nd Oct!


** Do you have an under 16 looking to learn to jump? - New youth jumps course 26th Oct 1pm **

We have a single YOUTH JUMPING course running during half term on the 26th October from 1pm-2:30pm. This is a new course added with only 6 spaces available.

This is NOT for beginners, riders must be comfortable on red level trails and looking to learn to jump correctly. Riders should have a solid ready position and good control of their bike. There is no minimum age, but riders must be confident on MTB trails.

This will be an introduction to jumping in The Summit, starting with learning to pump, lifting the front wheel and practicing on first jumps before moving on to blue & red tables if progression is possible.

The course is £45 and can be booked by clicking here: https://goteamup.com/p/6212003-swinley-bike-hub-ltd/e/63744741-youth-mtb-club-jumping/

Hurry, we don't expect there to be many spaces for long!


** Meet the coaches - today, our XC & CX whizz - MATT **


Matt prefers exploring all kinds of off-road terrain rather than the hard-core, techy mountain bike trails and actually enjoys going up as well as down! With that in mind he loves riding, racing and coaching XC MTB and Cyclocross!

Matt has been coaching for over 10 years and is one of our most experienced coaches across multiple disciplines being qualified to coach MTB, CX, Road and Track - (although we ask him to leave his skinny, slick tyres at home when he comes to the forest!) and has coached beginners through to world champions! What this does mean is Matt understands speed, marginal gains and the other aspects of racing bikes such as fitness, endurance and training like the back of his hand. One of his greatest assets is being able to analyse a rider and drill down into the finer details, to facilitate greater improvements.

Matt loves working with all levels of riders but leaves the likes of the jumps and highly technical trail riding to some of our other coaches who prefer the point downhill more of the time!

Matt is a busy bee and works for us a few days a week, mainly Monday-Friday.

Choose Matt for:

* General MTB coaching from beginner to first air.
* XC riding - finding extra speed, climbing, descending
* Cyclocross Coaching

British Cycling Level 2 Coach, British Cycling Level 2 MTB, Road, Track & CX Coach, First Aid Trained, British Cycling Safeguarding, Enhanced DBS

Book Matt here: https://goteamup.com/p/6212003-swinley-bike-hub-ltd/appointment_types/?appointmenttype=&instructor=120406


** Meet the coaches - this week, our resident MTB coach - Aidan **


He's raced pretty much all disciplines of MTB since 1989 (yes, he's not a young gun!) being a Pro Elite Downhill rider for 10 years (and Senior National Champ in 1996!). His rider CV is littered with some pretty heavy silverware and he still races on Enduro, XC and now CX circuit. He's also current (2023) British Masters 4X Champion.

Aidan can coach you from your first pedal strokes to your first black gap jump and everything in between, but his special sweet spot lies in helping riders increase speed, line choice and find those marginal gains in your riding - as well as helping you clear your first table.

As Aidan is our resident coach, he is mainly available Mon-Fri for coaching during the day.

Choose Aidan for:

* General MTB coaching from beginner upwards
* XC
* Downhill MTB
* Jumping
* Jumping further!

British Cycling Level 2 Coach, British Cycling Level 2 MTB Coach, First Aid Trained, British Cycling Safeguarding, Enhanced DBS

Book Aidan here: https://goteamup.com/p/6212003-swinley-bike-hub-ltd/appointment_types/?appointmenttype=&instructor=116308

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Swinley Forest

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

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