Skill and fitness levels

Every one of our rides requires varying levels of skill and stamina. Some are designed for beginners to improve their bike-handling skills and fitness whilst others are aimed squarely at the more accomplished mountain biker looking to test themselves on more demanding terrain or explore new areas of the country.

Please ensure that you check the suitability of our rides before booking. Do remember that grades are still just an indicator, and if you want to discuss your suitability for a certain trip please drop us a line.

Beginner Beginner
You have never ridden off-road before but you can ride a bike and you wish to improve your off-road techniques.
Intermediate Moderate
You have been cycling off-road for a while and are reasonable confident on woodland trails, gravel tracks and simple man-made singletrack sections.
Advanced Challenging
You can ride most technical sections of trail including drop-offs, rocks and across tree roots with short, steep climbs and descents.
Professional Hardcore
You are highly confident and skilled enough to handle everything a trail can throw at you including jumps, challenging descents and steep, technical climbs. You are probably better at this than we are!

Fitness levels

Generally most of our weekends involve you being able to ride at least 25 miles a day in order to get the most out of the experience. Some routes can involve quite demanding terrain and consequently we have graded each of our routes to match the skill level of our trips.


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

Discover some of the finest mountain biking in the north at the home of the Commonwealth Games 2002 mountain bike route.

Get down and dirty at the best purpose-built mountain bike centre in Wales.

Once the capital of Wales, Machynlleth is now the British capital of alternative technology with a thriving Bohemian community.

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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