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bike skills coachingMountain bike coaching is now widely excepted as being one of the best value for money 'upgrades' you can buy. Coaching can help you develop new skills and techniques allowing you to ride faster, smoother and with more confidence than ever before. As one of the UK's longest established coaching providers we have a wealth of experience and knowledge which combined with our unique facilities, means that no matter what level you're at, we can help you to progress. We have an in-depth comprehension of how you think and physically behave, therefore understanding why you react to things the way you do. We'll use this knowledge to help you become the rider you want to be.

Take a look at our coaching page and see what we can do for you. BONUS - we don't charge you any extra for one to one tuition.


Tailored to suit your skill level and requirements, suitable from beginners upwards.
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A two day mountain bike skills course covering all the skills required to make you a competent, confident multi-skilled rider.
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Designed for ladies only, a testosterone free, two day, women's mountain bike training course to increase your confidence and further your riding technique.
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Can't read an OS map?. A one day course with everything you need to know about planning and navigating your own MTB off road routes.
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If you don't know a bottom bracket from a headset then this one day course can help you to service, maintain and build your bike whether it be a hardtail, rigid, or full suspension.
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guided rides and tripsThere's more to mountain biking than just riding the trail centres but finding the good stuff can be a time consuming and often frustrating experience. We can take away all the frustration with our guided rides which offer limitless opportunities to explore this beautiful, wild area of Wales. Whether you want to put the 'mountain' back into your biking with a true Welsh epic or explore the hills and valleys with something a little gentler, we can help. Have a look at the Guiding and Trips page, you never know where it might lead.

For those looking for something a little different or a bit more adventurous, we offer overnight and multi-day bikepacking trips right into the heart of the mountains. Your bivvy kit is all part of the deal, you just need to bring a sleeping bag and a sense of adventure.


Overnight mountain bike adventures in the Cambrian mountains.
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New trails, big views and great riding are waiting for you, right on our doorstep. Available all year round.
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Forest Freeride gift vouchers are available for all the courses, rides and trips we run. They're valid for 12 months from purchase, so the lucky recipient can decide for themselves when to visit us. Simply click here to buy your voucher on-line, sit back and wait for it to drop through your letter box … present buying doesn't get much easier.forest freeride voucherCookie use on this website
Does the majority of your riding involve the same trails?
Does 4 hours riding round in circles in the conifers constitute a big day out?
Are you starting to think there might be more to mountain biking?

If you've nodded in agreement with any of the above questions then maybe you should consider bikepacking. Imagine setting off into the hills and not knowing what the next 24 hours have in store. You're not sure where you'll stay, how far you'll ride or what you'll see while you're out there. If that sounds a little scary, don't panic. We'll be there to help you have one of the most memorable biking experiences possible. Don't think that bikepacking is reserved for super fit elite riders though, it's something that can be enjoyed by everyone no matter what their level of experience. Our bikepacking trips start at £85pp and include nearly everything you'll need … just bring food and a sleeping bag and we'll supply the rest.


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