Membership & Merchandise

Membership of PetalPower is only £15 per year.*

To join all you need to do is follow the link to British Cycling who handle all the administration*. We use their system so that we can spend more time on our mountain bikes and arranging social rides to get us all out! It is also more secure for holding all your personal information.

Should you wish to join using cash, cheque or BACS please email the membership secretary.

*£1 administration fee payable to British Cycling.

What does Membership get you?

1. Social Rides

Regular social rides throughout the Cairngorms National Park, organised by members. Check out Facebook for weekly updates.


2. Led Rides

The ‘Led Ride Programme’ is a PetalPower Club supported programme which has attracted Communities 2014 funding for the period 2013-14. The aim of the project was to train Mountain Bike Leaders at different levels (depending upon experience) to lead groups of up to eight riders with a more formal arrangement. PetalPower members can sign up to an organized ride, knowing that they will be looked after and led in a structured and safe way.


3. Coaching

The Club also runs women only coaching courses led by qualified female coaches throughout the year from novice, intermediate to those aimed at the advanced rider. These are heavily discounted for members.


4. Social Activities

Petalpower has organised a host of fun social events. Club volunteers make the arrangements, and put details on Facebook or the website, including:

  • Rides with pub and cafe visits ( e.g. Pearl & a pint ! )
  • Christmas ride out & meal
  • Presentations and talks
  • Specialist Coaching – e.g. Bex Reilly
  • Film Nights
  • Ride Like a Grrl ( our very own Event)
  • Group attendance at Regional & National bike challenges & events
  • Workshops & training
  • National Governing Body Training & Qualifications – we can deliver  L1 and L2 Mountain Bike Leader Awards.

What do you want for 2016 ?

We are always open to suggestions and members organising their own rides and events. Just let the committee know and they’ll help promote them on the website and the Facebook page. In 2016 we are already planning:

A Led Rides Calendar, sometimes including  pub or cafe visits

Film night – better than ever!

Themed talks & fine dining

Ride Like a Grrl – its going to be super exciting

A Coaching Programme & opportunities to request specialist training

Qualification courses


5. Other benefits

PetalPower Biking has negotiated discounts at local bike shops. Just show your membership card at the following places:

Bothy Bikes (10%), including 1/2 price bike hire for Training Courses & Ride Like a Grrl (Aviemore)

Mikes Bikes (5%) (Aviemore)

Base Camp Bikes (10%) in Grantown on Spey.