Beginners mountain biking courses and instruction

Is your bike the equivalent of the school-run-4x4? You may have a bike that can obviously do so much more, but are you sure you can?

Our beginner's courses and mountain bike instruction days have been specifically designed for those just starting out in mountain biking. These easy-going rides offer advice and instruction on riding techniques across a wide variety of carefully chosen trails. This is combined with straightforward advice and guidance on basic bike maintenance in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.

Hamsterley Forest beginners mountain biking course
Our Hamsterley Forest beginners course
Hamsterley Forest beginners mountain biking course
Our Hamsterley Forest beginners course

Run by our MIAS Level 2 qualified leaders, these mountain bike instruction courses aim to equip you will the neccessary skills and confidence to tackle off-road terrain comfortably. Please note: a reasonable level of fitness is required to ensure maximum enjoyment of the day.

Our beginners' skills sessions aim to cover:

  • Pre-ride safety checks
  • Basic on-trail bike repairs
  • Bike position
  • Correct braking skills
  • Effective use of gears
  • Techniques of ascending
  • Techniques of descending
  • Cornering techniques
  • Drop offs

HOW TO BOOK
Simply choose your ride then click on our "Booking" page to fill in and complete our booking form. Once we’ve received that we will get in touch to confirm details and answer any queries you may have. If you can’t see what you want then drop us an e-mail and we will see if we can build a package up to suit your needs. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our beginner's mountain bike instruction courses
See below for more details on our beginner's mountain bike courses.

Hamsterley Forest Grizedale Forest one-day beginners course HAMSTERLEY FOREST ONE-DAY BEGINNERS COURSE
An introduction to mountain biking on purpose-built trails in the picturesque County Durham countryside.The area has a number of routes entirely self-contained within the forest, plus numerous longer trails and routes which head out into the surrounding countryside from the centre of the forest.
 
Coed Llandegla Grizedale Forest one-day beginners course COED LLANDEGLA ONE-DAY BEGINNERS COURSE
A beginner's one-day course on specialised mountain bike trails in the stunning North Wales hills. With something for everyone, Llandegla Forest is a great place for beginners and those with little experience to get their bikes dirty! With an easy introductory loop, the green run, to get the feel for riding on uneven terrain we guide you on to the more challenging and longer blue run which weaves its way through the forest and introduces riders to more adventurous terrain including berms, and small drop offs.
 
Grizedale Forest one-day beginners course GRIZEDALE FOREST ONE-DAY BEGINNERS COURSE
Top mountain biking in one of the most scenic areas of the British Isles. Wonderfully healthy, great fun and safely removed from the perils of traffic, cycling and mountain biking in the Lake District combine the joys of sightseeing in a stunning part of the country with as much or as little challenge as you want!
 
Rivington Pike one-day beginners course RIVINGTON PIKE ONE-DAY BEGINNERS COURSE
Discover some of the finest mountain biking in the north at the home of the 2002 Commonwealth Games mountain bike route. Rivington is almost a mini Lake District tucked away in the moorland and valleys near Manchester.

 

Prices
£80.00 per person

What's included
One days mountain biking instruction at the location specified plus route maps and energy food. Mountain bike hire available locally if required. All instructors MIAS level two qualified. Skill level: Beginners

What's not included
- Insurance (£10 per day)
- Accommodation
- Drinks during the ride and afterwards
- Café meals during the ride
- Bike hire if required


Beginners mountain bike courses

Beginners mountain bike courses
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One-day epic mountain bike rides

One-day epic mountain bike rides
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Weekend mountain bike holidays

Weekend mountain bike holidays
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