Military Mountain Bikes – Baptism by Fire

This week in training…

The trails went well at  Velo Park London – I came 6th overall. I am pretty happy with 6th, it is the first time I have raced at that level and not bad to say I have only been riding a road bike since the New Year.

This week I have been out on the roads getting as much time in the saddle as I can.

On Saturday I had my examination for Para-cycling classification and have been classified as C5

I entered the National Championships on the Sunday at Darley Moor and came 4th in my category. It was a different level! Talk about a baptism of fire. It is all good experience though. Not long now to finding out if I have been picked for the Invictus Games. Now that will be a challenge!


So a bit more about Military Mountain Bikes

We are based at Stubbylee Park, Rossendale in the North West of England. Our location has direct links to Lee and Cragg Quarries  which are in the top 4 mountain bike trails in the UK.

MMB exists to offer WIS (Wounded Injured and Sick) service personnel and veterans the exhilarating sport of mountain biking. Our team are all WIS veterans from an array of different jobs within the armed forces. We believe that mountain biking offers great fitness, skill and the opportunity to pursue a career in associated industries. Participants can go all the way to achieving trail leader qualifications through  CTC The National Cycling Charity or come and have fun at their own pace.

We now employ 4 WIS ex service personnel as Trail Leaders who will be delivering sessions to a range of people.

We are growing our kit, support and facilities and will be announcing courses very soon.



(AKA Martyn Gibbons)