Downhill Mountain Bike Skills
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Downhill Mountain Bike Skills

  • Bike
  • Mountain Biking
  • Intermediate
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Overview

Spend 2 days enjoying the best bits of mountain biking - the downhills! Not for armour wearing full-face-helmet riders, this weekend is more suited to you if you just want to develop your downhill technique and confidence to improve your cross country riding. You'll enjoy some great technique coaching from our mountain bike coaches and get lots and lots of downhill practice. We'll even provide a vehicle to get you up to the top of the hills, minimising the uphill pedalling. It's the kind of weekend that makes you remember what it was like to be a kid. We’re surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in Europe, with world class single track routes, including the Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno Trail right outside our back door. Other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla are only a short drive from our centre. Plus, there’s the iconic ride of Snowdon. But you'll also find purpose-built skills and coaching circuit and bike workshop facility with a wide range of tools and resources, plus maps to help you get the most from the area.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

You'll gain confidence when hitting the trails, with better flow on the downhill sections.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


We'll cover general rider skills and check your skill level. We'll then move on to coach you in key downhill skills, and you'll practice them on local trails.

Experience Required

You should be competent on blue and most red trails but you'll lack confidence on steeper looser sections. You should be fit enough to ride for 4-5 hours a day for two days.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals. So if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. You'll also have use of our bike workshop facility. And we'll provide transport to move you uphill.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

Length
2 Days
Start Date
30th November, 2019
Spaces left
5
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
18th April, 2020
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6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
30th May, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
20th June, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
18th July, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
15th August, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
19th September, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
17th October, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
28th November, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
20th March, 2021
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
This course will help you become

more confident on varied terrain whilst pointing your bike downhill.

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