Mountain Bike Skills Summer Camp
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Bike Skills Summer Camp

  • Bike
  • Mountain Biking
  • Summer Camp
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Overview

This five day course is for young people aged 12-17 years old who are new or novice mountain bikers. During this week you'll cover all the areas you need to develop your mountain biking skills both on and off the bike. Our friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified instructors will help you get to grips with the key skills involved in technical riding including; step downs, drop offs, manual front wheel lifts, bunny hops, technical climbing and descending. We'll also teach you how to maintain your bike; setting up gears, changing cables, problems with steering, and brake repair and maintenance (rim, mechanical disc and hydraulic disc brakes). There's plenty of chance to practice all these skills as you'll be out on your bike all day, covering about 20km every day on the fantastic trails of Snowdonia.

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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 improve at your new sport, tackling the trails with new skills and confidence, and learn how to look after your bike too.

Itinerary

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

Over the five days we'll aim to cover


Bike handling and trail riding skills

Efficient and controlled braking

Step downs

Manual front wheel lifts

Power assisted front wheel lifts

Technical climbing and descending

Drop offs

Bunny hops

Riding berms

Practical navigation

What to take with you out mountain biking

Bike set up, maintenance and emergency repairs such as setting up gears, changing cables, problems with steering, problems with brakes

What to do in an emergency

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.

Experience Required

You'll need a good level of fitness for this week and be able to ride distances of around 20km.

Hang out with like-minded people and have a wicked time

Chris Evans

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.

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

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Sorry, we don’t have any spaces available right now.

Please get in touch for more information about future availability.

This course will help you become

a more confident mountain biker

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