Mountain biking is another great way to get to see parts of the countryside off the beaten track and also to maintain your cycling fitness. Around Lincoln we are not blessed with many hills but have a good variety of bridleways that link up through the county, Many often either old Roman roads or droving trails that used to take the animals to market to make some good routes. The Lincolnshire wolds are around 30mins from Lincoln and offer some hills. There is an informal group of riders (not linked to Lincoln Wheeles) called "Grimsby Mountain BIkers" who run weekly rides on the Lincolnshire Wolds.
We have a few members who regularly mountain bike both (recreationally and race) along side their road biking. There is a local race series each year which is organised by Focus Rides and We often get round of the "Crank-it" MTB XC series in the local area. In previous years the Midland MTB series has also come to Lincolnshire. We also have some adhoc events at "pickworth plot" which is a wooded MTB trail on the Doddington Hall Estate (where there is also the "Giant" Bike Shop). These include the summer MTB Time Trial events and MTB coaching.
for those who want to tracel a litle there is plenty of MTB opportunities in the peak district, Sherweeod Pines, Dlaby Forest and Cannock chase. All of these are within 2hrs of Lincoln