A Chase Trails membership costs just £15 per year and is a great way to support your local trail network. As a volunteer organisation, we rely on donations to fund the many costs associated with our work. Membership fees go toward things like tools (spades, pickaxes, wheelbarrows, etc), power tools (drills, saws, wacker plate, etc), and other misc items and costs (nuts and bolts for the boardwalks, spare parts for our power tools, etc).
Membership offers the following benefits:
- Chase Trails Pen
- Chase Trails Frame Stickers
- Chase Trails Heat Pack
- Membership card
- 10% off at Swinnerton Cycles, Birches Valley (minimum spend £20)
- 15% off at 2 Wheels Only, Tamworth (excluding labour charges and products already on offer)
- Discount on skills courses and guided rides provided by Chase Skills
Membership Plus £5 Donation (£20 total)
Membership Plus £10 Donation (£25 total)
Membership Plus £15 Donation (£30 total)
Membership Plus £25 Donation (£40 total)
Membership Plus £35 Donation (£50 total)
Prefer to pay by cash or cheque?
Click here to download the Membership Form
If you’d prefer not to use PayPal, download the membership form and post it with your cheque to the address on the form. If you would prefer to pay with cash (please don’t send it in the post) you can drop your form and money into Swinnerton Cycles (Birches Valley Forest Centre).
We run memberships from the beginning of April to the end of the following March. This has been found to be the most efficient way of doing things and saves what would otherwise be a very intensive task, to keep track of everything.
Membership applications and email are dealt with in batches and can take up to 28 days to be processed. As we are all volunteers, we have day jobs, families, and various other obligations (riding bikes, building trails…..) to deal with. So please be patient – we are grateful for the money we receive, and the faith people have in our work. But we are also busy people, whose bosses and kids can always find something to thwart our progress.
Chase Trails Membership does not include free parking for Birches Valley Forest Centre. You can either pay on the day (prices) or purchase a Forestry Commission Discovery Pass online, from the FC office (weekdays only) or from Swinnerton Cycles (cash only). These cost £40 and give you unlimited parking at Birches Valley plus various discounts and other perks.
Alternatively, why not come trail building? All trail builders get a free day pass for parking, and if you become a regular trail builder and join us frequently enough, you’ll get a year-long pass.