North Wales MTB Weekend

From: £350.00

Immerse yourself in the outdoors, explore new places with our local guides, ride with a coach to improve your technical ability and build strength and unwind during Pilates. This weekend will enable you to discover new skills and push your boundaries, all in a safe, fun and supportive environment. After the course you will receive a massive boost in confidence and the ability to ride technical terrain with flow and style.

(Early bird £350 RRP £400)

Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item
Category:

Description

Explore a beautiful forest trails and natural bridleways that will take us into the breathtaking Snowdonia national park. From high peaks, rolling hills, flowing single track and rocky descents, you will certainly feel immersed in the natural environment of Snowdonia, exploring some of the best mountain biking North Wales has to offer.

Our mountain bike weekends offer an opportunity to improve your riding and dedicate some time for you, in a supportive and fun environment. This is not a ‘training camp’ but a chance to get outdoors discover new skills and enjoy time on your bike with like-minded people.

During day one you will work with an experienced coach in small groups to perfect your trail riding, techniques covered will include:

  • Pumping for speed – how and where to pump so you can gain ‘free speed’ whilst maintaining a balanced and strong body position
  • Line choice – choosing smooth and fast lines on the trail and learning the optimum speed to make trail features flow
  • Control on steep descents – staying in balance and maximising traction at very slow speeds
  • Manuals and wheel lifts – where, when and how to use them to your advantage on the trail
  • Steps and safe drop-off techniques – total control in the trickiest of situations, at both high and low speed
  • Focus and flow – analysis of a full trail including how and when to use core skills and speed techniques to make the trail flow

Day 2 dawns as we head out onto the wild trails of North Wales with epic views and miles of singletrack to choose from. Our qualified guides will take you on a journey around some of the classic singletrack cross-country North Wales has to offer.

 

  • Two nights accommodation at the Old Skool House. A converted former school building perfectly situated close to the trails in the heart of Snowdonia, with secure bike storage and bike views over the beautiful Welsh countryside, perfect for post ride chilling
  • Delicious and healthy breakfasts, lunches and a three course evening meal on both days
  • Two days riding guided by experienced guides
  • Specific advanced trail skills sessions to build your techniques like manuals and jumping
  • Two Pilates classes specific to Cyclists
  • 20% off Grip Grab products with a special discount code you will receive on booking
  • 50% off servicing at Cycleworld Portsmouth
  • Video feedback from coaching session
  • 30 days free support
To enjoy this weekend you will be at least an intermediate mountain biker who is looking to progress your riding, experience a new type of terrain and explore trails in remote areas. You will be confident with core mountain bike handling skills and proficient with operating your bike on different terrains and at trail centres on ‘Red’ graded routes. The variety of trails we will be riding on this weekend will include features such as roots, rollable drop-offs and loose rocks of varying sizes. You must have your own suitable mountain bike or be hiring one (hybrid and budget bikes are not suitable for this weekend schedule of riding). The rides do contain a number of moderately steep long climbs that will be technical in places. Your personal fitness should be at a level where you feel comfortable in the saddle for at least 3-5 hours per day at a social and comfortable pace. You must be over 16 years-old to participate on this trip.
 
  • Bike Hire (we can help with this)
  • Drinks on Friday or Saturday night
  • Transport to the venue