You're aged 14-17 years, and you're already a committed mountain biker who wants to improve on the skills you've already developed. You'll be riding some of the UK's best trails and bike parks while you learn from our friendly, enthusiastic and experienced instructors. You'll cover a huge range of skills over this five day course, including; Drop offs, Bunny hops, Riding berms, Manual front wheel lifts, Technical climbing and descending - and loads more. You'll get plenty of chance to put all these skills into practice on mountain bike journeys, at local trail centres and on our mountain bike skills course.
You'll go away having gained loads of new skills and mountain biking better than ever.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
We'll cover a whole range of new skills
You’ll be riding some of the UK's best trails and bike parks
Refresher on bike handling and trail riding skills
Technical climbing and descending
Efficient and controlled braking
Manual front wheel lifts
Power assisted front wheel lifts
Riding on red trails on man-made and natural tracks
You'll get plenty of chance to put all these skills into practice on mountain bike journeys, at local trail centres and on our mountain bike skills course.
You'll need a good level of fitness and should feel comfortable and confident riding red trails.
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.
As both your body and mind will be working hard whilst you're with us, we want to help you focus on achieving the goal you've set yourself. So if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked meals 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 should bring your own MTB plus your regular MTB equipment and clothing, helmet etc. Or you can hire a these locally and arrange for them to be delivered to our base in time for the start of your course.
You'll need a good level of fitness for this course, as you'll be out on your bike all week, plus you should feel comfortable and confident riding red trails. This week is aimed at those who have been on a previous mountain bike skills course or are slightly older; aged 14-17 years old.