Join Us

Here’s what you get:

  • A warm welcome at club night each month.
  • Tips on bike selection, maintenance and gear.
  • Advice on making your bike as quiet as possible.
  • Advice on riding skills and falling off skills.
  • Invites to organised group rides.
  • Access to our marked up maps so you can plan your own routes.
  • Invites to group events organised from time to time.
  • Access to ride as a steward at horse trials/endurance events.
  • A warm glow from the knowledge that you are helping keep our green lanes open for use by motorcycles.

We count amongst our members ladies and gents of all ages. A few of us are (or claim to be) fit, highly skilled and experienced. Others are lardy hackers and proud of it. Most of us fall somewhere between these two extremes. And we have a healthy ‘learner’ contingent including many who had never ridden unsealed roads or owned trail bikes before joining us.

If you’ve got any questions, or want to get a better feel for who we are, what we’re like and what we do, feel free to contact us, or why not come along to one of our monthly club nights?

OK, I’m convinced… How do I join?

To join us you actually join the national TRF, and state Gloucestershire as your local group, you can specify more than one local group if you like. Then come along to our monthly meeting or follow our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information. In the Gloucestershire TRF we see our prime aim being to help our members enjoy the use of the legal unsealed roads (green lanes) on our patch, and take part in other interesting trail bike related activities.  Plus you’ll have the resources and backing of the national organisation. If you’re not sure come along anyway and you can join up later if you want to…

As a TRF-affiliated club, to join us you apply direct to the national TRF. You can find further information about joining  here. When you sign up select Gloucester as your local group, assuming you live in the region. Gloucestershire TRF membership is currently free to paid up national TRF members provided you attend our meetings and/or join in our activities. So come along to the club night.

Potential members are also welcome even if you are not a national TRF member yet as we realise you may want to find out what the local group is up to before joining.

We like to gain new members and so the Gloucestershire TRF membership currently remains free, provided you are a paid up national TRF member. Remember your national TRF membership fee helps the organisation fight to keep our green lanes open… and we do need to fight for that. None of that money comes to the local group to fund activities and all the local group officers are volunteers. We are a fellowship and ultimately hope you’ll want to help out as much as you want to join in.

Welcome to the Gloucestershire Trail Riders Fellowship website