Downhill Skills For The Trail Rider
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Downhill Skills For The Trail Rider

  • Bike
  • Mountain Biking
  • Intermediate
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Overview

Spend a weekend 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? No hidden costs – other providers may initially seem cheaper but once you factor in everything you’ll need to do a course it soon adds up. Our instructors design and test the courses, as well as training other instructors, so you get trained by the best. A higher standard of accommodation means you rest properly and can focus on the adventure. We have the largest range of kit, so you don’t need to drag your kayak on the train or can try something different. Our drying rooms mean you don’t have to put on wet kit in the morning. Our knowledgeable team can help with advice on kit, techniques and adventures. Our bar and restaurant is full of like-minded people, make new friends and swap tips. We have climbing walls, rolling pool and conditioning suite on-site, so you can train and perfect your technique. Our free adventure lecture series runs Monday, Wednesday and Saturday so you can be inspired by top adventurers from all over the world!

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
20th April, 2019
Spaces left
5
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
11th May, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
1st June, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
22nd June, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
17th August, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
21st September, 2019
Spaces left
6
Cost
£304
Length
2 Days
Start Date
19th October, 2019
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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