Mountain Bike Weekend – South Wales

From: £250.00

Our South Wales weekend is the perfect opportunity to get outside, improve your mountain bike skills, relax and unwind. This weekend will enable you to ride faster and with confidence over more technical features. Supercharge your riding with an injection of specific skills by dedicating time to work on your riding development with a coach, 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 as well as an action plan of how to take your riding forward and ride new challenging trails that you want to ride.

(Early bird price £250, RRP £300)

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Mountain Bike Weekend in South Wales

Join our mountain bike weekend to the Brecon Beacons. With over 200km of superb natural trails to ride, stunning views and nature, Wales is a beautiful playground ready to be explored on two wheels.

Day one starts with technical skills workshops, master new techniques; improve your confidence and bike handling skills. Over the course of day one things we cover 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
  • Advanced braking
  • 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

At the end of day one, you’ll have a solid structure to your riding for long term development and improvement.  You’ll get the essential tool kit and expert help to meet your own riding goals, by dedicating time to improving your technique through coaching.

After a busy day on the bike, relax and unwind with Pilates (optional) designed specifically to help strengthen your core cycling muscles and stretch those aching ones too! Then head to the pub to talk about the next day and all things bike!

Day two starts with Pilates (optional) and breakfast, so you feel awake and energised for your big ride day. Explore the best natural riding in this area with panoramic views of the hills, rivers, lakes and forests, you will be immersed in the natural environment whilst enjoying ancient bridleways that weave their way through the landscape. From forestry tracks, rocky bridleways to grassy hillsides, there’s something for everyone and all levels of experience. No need to pack a map our qualified, local guide will make sure you see the best of the trails in the Brecon Beacons and stop for lunch at the best view points!

You will receive a massive boost in confidence, able to attack corners, roots and rocks with added ease and style. Head home feeling refreshed and ready to hit the trails after spending the weekend with like-minded people.

  • Two days riding guided by experienced guides
  • Specific advanced trail skills sessions to build your techniques like manuals and jumping
  • Pilates classes specific for cyclists
  • 20% off Grip Grab products with a special discount code you will receive on booking.
  • Two nights accommodation at the award winning Star Bunkhouse in the village of Bwlch. An ideal base to explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park on two wheels. A relaxing and comfortable stay in spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, an outside BBQ area, hot showers, drying room, free wi-fi, secure bike storage and off-road parking
  • Delicious and healthy breakfasts and lunches will be arranged on both days as well as pizza/bbq on the Friday night arrival
  • 50% off servicing at Cycleworld Portsmouth
  • 10% off Giant Southampton
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 ‘blue’ 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 bikes are not suitable for this weekend schedule of riding). The rides do contain a number of moderate climbs that will be technical in places, but we will always stay as a group so if you have to get off and push that is fine. Your personal fitness should be at a level where you feel comfortable in the saddle for at least 3 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)
  • Transport to the venue
  • Dinner Saturday night