10/03/2023 - Friday HQ ride number 2 is one for the mountain bikers.

HQ Ride

Friday HQ ride number 2 is one for the mountain bikers. Join us on Friday 24th March for a ride around our new local.

Friday 24th March

We're riding from the new Cotic HQ in North Chesterfield, located here.

Please arrive around 1.30pm and we will be riding by 2pm sharp. The ride will be around 30km, or a couple of hours. Steady pace, nothing hectic. It's a combination of quiet roads and ancient bridleways.

The ride itself will be fairly similar to our gravel ride a couple of weeks ago, but with some extra offroad in there.

Important bit:

The ride is ticketed. We are keeping numbers limited to 16 riders so we can keep it manageable.

Tickets are 5 which covers your place on the ride and a few goodies, and we'll be having a cup of coffee/tea back at HQ afterwards. Any money left in the pot afterwards will go to Edale Mountain Rescue.

If you'd like to come along simply email demo@cotic.co.uk with your full name, billing address and phone number and we'll sort your ticket order and send a payment link.

You'll need to show us your email receipt on the day, printed or on your phone.

Local recce

Kit Notes:

It's March, and this is not a supported ride and we are not guides. You need to bring spares for your bike (inner tubes, tyre levers and pump as a very minimum), water and food, and spare layers in case of bad weather coming in.

Because it's an afternoon ride at this time of year, please also bring some lights. We will aim to be back between 4 and 5pm, which is still plenty of daylight, but if we get delayed by punctures or mechanicals we could easily end up benighted. If that happens we want to be able to stay safe, but also still have fun on the offroad sections in the dark.

Whilst any Cotic owner is more than welcome, this is much more XC than enduro, so be ready for some reasonably long road climbs to get to the descents. All the descents are steady gradient, swoopy with some singletrack. Nothing gnarly. Focus is on having a fun afternoon out playing hooky from work, not progressing the sport with our hair on fire!

We will have demo bikes available. So, if you're interested in a new or different Cotic to the one you already have and would like to try it out, add in which bike you are keen to have a go on when you email for a ticket.


First HQ Rideout Gallery on Flickr…