Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Learn how to confidently tackle a whole range of technical mountain bike trails opening up a vast network of superb routes to explore at your own leisure.

With no more than 6 pupils to 1 instructor, our Mountain Bike skills courses will ensure you get the most out your time allowing you to transfer your new skills into your every day mountain biking as soon as possible.  

Beginner/Intermediate Skills Course
For competent cyclists who want to start exploring a range of off road mountain bike trails, or for those who want to re-fresh or develop their basic off road riding skills.

Start/Finish - 10.30am to 2.00pm


Gisburn Forest, a few miles North of the village of Slaidburn, Gisburn Forest offers fantastic mountain biking for beginners and intermediate riders with a real mix of terrain from easy flowing bermed single track to more technical rocky features - a great location to develop your mountain bike skills.

We also provide courses in parts of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshrie Dales National Park using a combination of fantasic natural tracks and trails.

Course content
  - to include (varying in terrain and skill level between beginner and intermediate courses):

  • Bike set up
  • Efficient Pedalling
  • Efficient braking
  • Effective gear Choice
  • Weight Position
  • Line selection
  • Technical Climbing
  • Technical Descending
  • Riding over obstacles
  • Drop offs (intermediate course only)

Course dates & bookings 
We are currently only taking bookings for groups of at least 2 people. The course can be held on any day of the week (subject to availability). 

Price - £59 per person (if required mountain bike hire available from £24 per person).

What do you need to bring? 

One to one tuition
We can also offer one on one instruction for those who want to focus on particular skills and terrain - please contact us for more details. 

To book now and for more information call 07518 373 007 or text 'ca' for call back

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Mountain Bike Hire and Guiding available in other parts of the North West & UK - Lancashire, the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria (inc. Lake District, South Lakes - Arnside & Silverdale, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Rossendale, Rivington, Gisburn Forest, Grizedale Forest). We specialize in large group cycle hire bookings for mountain bike hire and guiding inc. school trips, scout groups, corporate days out, and stag & hen parties. Hire also available at cycle events and for popular tour routes inc. The Way of the Roses from Morecambe.