Roots was established in 2016 after years of taking groups of friends on weekly rides and MTB weekends across the UK. The root of it all is founded in getting people both confident in riding and fit – but hidden within bringing people together, riding cross-country in the beauty of nature, the great outdoors and everything it naturally throws at you. By taking the time to appreciate everything that our countryside gives us, it distracts people from the pains of getting fit and so feels like less effort and a lot more fun than being stuck in the gym. It is also proven that riding outdoors gives more than just fitness as it is good for the mind and soul too.
All our rides are fun, welcoming, extremely friendly and filled with laughter. The aim is to enable you to be a more confident mountain bike rider, encouraging you to get out and enjoy the countryside with like-minded people. We offer rides all year round so that we get to see the environments change through the seasons, the wildlife that lives amongst us and, on my night rides, we can spot things that you may not see so much by day. All rides can include coaching on bike handling techniques too.
In short, we offer coaching, fitness, wellbeing, mindfulness, friends, banter, laughs, wind in your hair and rosy cheeks fun. Biking holidays and day rides are then all washed down with food & drink, more banter and laughter at the end of the ride. We also have a junior section too which caters for all ages and abilities too.
Love of the Surrey Hills
The Surrey Hills has the most amazing network of bridleways which can mean you could be out all day with only ever having to cross a road a few times. Riding out in nature helps people relax and enjoy time with one another without it feeling forced upon them. Laughter can be had through others’ mishaps which in turn helps break barriers down. It helps people relax from work pressures as you are focused on the trail and the beauty around you. The weekly group rides have brought a real sense of a community, bringing people together to enjoy the outdoors, with laughter, good banter and getting fit all at the same time.