The problem with mountain bikes is that they tend to be heavier than road bikes and, with knobbly tyres, can make riding on tarmac seem like hard work! This doesn’t matter except if you are trying to keep up with the faster riders on a club run. Some of our members can keep up on a mountain bike but usually they ride road bikes. If you do want to use your mountain bike, you will find the ride improved by fitting slick tyres, but you may still have to improve your fitness as well.
Of course, some of our members are regular mountain bikers as well as road bikers, so please contact us via email and we can put you in touch with them.