Our instructors

Both of our guides are trained mountain bike instructors and leaders, holders of the MIAS Level 2 qualification, and are qualified first aiders as well as being experts at those unfortunate on-the-spot repairs in the wilderness! So let's meet them…

A couple of keen beginners endeavour to look interested in Bill's tales from the trail
A couple of keen beginners endeavour to look interested in Steve's tales from the trail

Technically accomplished and knowing no fear, Bill can usually be found bombing around the woods in his native Newcastle. From Whistler, Canada to Washington, Tyne and Wear, he's ridden (or at least talked about riding) them all!

Matt can often be found grinding around his local off-road trails in Rivington, Lancashire. Being surprisingly non-hirsute means that, unlike many cyclists, he has no need to shave his legs therefore saving valuable minutes in the morning.

So what is MIAS?
MIAS is the Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme. MIAS accreditation is from the Awarding Body Consortium ( Reading University). The course has national accreditation and is recognised by:

  • The Association of British Cycle Coaches (A.B.C.C.)
  • Cyclist's Touring Club (C.T.C.)
  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (A.A.L.A).


 Lying between Sheffield and Manchester and just south of Kinder Scout this is challenging mountain biking country in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

 33 miles around the 'Old Man' taking in Walna Scar, Grizedale Forest and the Dunnerdale Fells.

 Top mountain biking in one of the most scenic areas of the British Isles.

Beginners mountain bike courses

Beginners mountain bike courses
Our beginner's weekends and one-day events 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... read more »

One-day epic mountain bike rides

One-day epic mountain bike rides
Calling all trail centre riders! Get yourselves out of the trailhead cafe and head for the real mountains on one of our guided epics. We visit some of the top mountain biking regions and show you life after groomed singletrack...
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Weekend mountain bike holidays

Weekend mountain bike holidays
Fancy a dirty weekend? Our prices typically include two night's accommodation bed and breakfast, a two-course evening meal on the Saturday night plus route maps and all the guidance and instruction you might need...
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