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At Plas y Brenin we are surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in Europe. World-class single track routes, including the Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno Trail, are right outside our door, with other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla only a short drive away. Our instructors are experts at tailoring their coaching to you, identifying your strengths and weaknesses and making sure you get the most out of your time with us.

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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment
British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment

You'll be assessed on the skills you developed on your Level 2 training to show that you're an effective mountain bike leader, so you'll need to demonstrate navigation and route finding skills and incident management techniques, amongst others.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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Plas y Brenin
From £130

  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Next Date
    21-08-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    4:1
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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Training
British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Training

The Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is the entry point for experienced mountain bikers wanting to use their experience to safely guide others on off-road terrain. The mountains, hills and rugged terrain of North Wales provide a stunning backdrop to the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leadership Award. You'll hone your leadership skills on some of Snowdonia's iconic locations. We'll give you an outline of the procedures and criteria for your assessment so you'll know what to expect. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will help you on your pathway to your assessment the level where you can safely guide riders in mountainous terrain and provide them with a great day out. We're surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in the country, including the Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno Trail right outside our doorstep. 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. Further information on British Cycling L2 Assessment can be found here - https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership/article/leaderst-Level-2-Mountain-Bike-Leadership-Award-0.

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Plas y Brenin
From £223

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Level
    Beginner
  • Next Date
    04-06-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Assessment
British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Assessment

The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Assessment helps you capitalise on your Mountain Bike Leadership skills and experience to take groups on more technically demanding and remote rides. You'll take this practical assessment over two days. The first day looks at personal riding standards, which will include an all•day mountain bike journey during which you'll be able to demonstrate your MTB techniques, navigation and trail side repairs. On the second day you'll lead some clients in the Level 3 MTB Leadership terrain, where we'll be assessing your leadership skills, group control and organisational skills, self•sufficiency.| | We're surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in the countryside, 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. Further information on British Cycling L2 Assessment can be found here - https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership/article/leaderst-Level-3-Mountain-Bike-Leadership-Award-0. .

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Plas y Brenin
From £240

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Level
    Beginner
  • Next Date
    01-10-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    4:1
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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Training
British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Training

The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award helps you capitalise on your Mountain Bike Leadership skills and experience to take groups on more technically demanding and remote rides. You're an experienced, qualified leader who wants to reach the next level and increase your ability in remote environments, and on physically demanding trails of high technical difficulty, creating inspiring and long•lasting experiences for your groups. Our experienced instructors will work with you during this three•day course, honing the skills and knowledge you gained at Level 2, covering specific topics covered in more depth. You'll cover; advanced trailside repairs, route planning and navigation strategies for technical terrain, group management in technical terrain,| risk assessment, managing accidents and emergencies, promoting hydration and nutrition, methods for developing attentional focus.| | We're surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in the countryside, 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. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership/article/coa20130903-coaching-static-content-Level-3-Mountain-Bike--MTB--Leadership-Award-Pilot-Course-FAQs-0 Read more

Plas y Brenin
From £309

  • Duration
    3 Days
  • Level
    Beginner
  • Next Date
    26-08-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Downhill Mountain Bike Skills
Downhill Mountain Bike Skills

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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Plas y Brenin
From £310

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Level
    Intermediate
  • Next Date
    13-08-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership
Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership

The Fundamentals of mountain bike leadership is the newest of British Cycling's leadership awards and is the entry level into the mountain bike leadership scheme. British Cycling, Scottish Cycling and experts in the outdoor industry, have developed a course that combines online learning with face-to-face training and assessment to give you all the skills you need to lead mountain bike rides. Though you might already be a regular on group or club rides off-road (and therefore wondering where this award fits in), there are a few important elements to the qualification that will both empower and protect you for future activity: Learn leadership principles and skills from the most experienced mountain bike tutors in the country. Get the most out of your route planning with a dedicated module. Keep rolling with the knowledge to fix simple trailside repairs. Be prepared with plans to manage accidents and emergencies - plus you'll undergo first aid training in order to qualify. Get protected with leader insurance. The course is ideal for anyone who wants to lead groups using mixed road and off-road environments. This might include rides that are already taking place but require development and insurance, or perhaps you are looking to organise activity for your school, college, activity centre - or simply a group of friends. Your remit would be to lead on terrain that ranges from the urban fringe and gravel tracks through to open countryside, woodland and most trail centre blue routes. Read more

Plas y Brenin
From £210

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Level
    6
  • Next Date
    02-07-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Intermediate Mountain Biking
Intermediate Mountain Biking

This is a two day course aimed at riders that want to build on their skills to improve on their style and flow on the trail. Our friendly, highly qualified Instructors will help you to develop good technical riding habits right from the start, which will make all the difference in the long term.

 You'll spend the two days making use of our purpose-built skills course and some of the local mountain bike trails, which include some of the finest mountain biking routes in Britain, with world class single track routes. The Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno trails are right outside our back door. Other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla are only a short drive from our centre, as well as some classic natural routes.

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Plas y Brenin
From £212

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Level
    Intermediate
  • Next Date
    11-06-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Introduction To Mountain Biking – 1 Day
Introduction To Mountain Biking – 1 Day

This is a one day course aimed at people who are new to riding mountain bikes. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will help you to develop good technical riding habits right from the start, which will make all the difference in the long term, plus we'll ensure your bike is set up right for you so that you can spend a full day on the bike.

You'll spend the day making use of our purpose-built skills course and some of the local mountain bike trails, which include some of the finest mountain biking routes in Britain, with world class single track routes. The Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno trails are right outside our back door. Other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla are only a short drive from our centre.

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Plas y Brenin
From £142

  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Level
    Beginner
  • Next Date
    10-07-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Introduction To Mountain Biking Summer Camp
Introduction To Mountain Biking Summer Camp

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. This is a fantastic, active get away for young people who are looking to take their biking skills and possibly discover a new lifelong passion.

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Plas y Brenin
From £460

  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Next Date
    01-08-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Mountain Bike Improver Summer Camp
Mountain Bike Improver Summer Camp

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.

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Plas y Brenin
From £484

  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Next Date
    01-08-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Mountain Bike North Wales
Mountain Bike North Wales

Experience two days of the best world class trails that Snowdonia has to offer, as well as some hidden gems on 2 days of energetic biking. Each day our qualified guides will take you on a tour that will have you shredding with the biggest grin factor! 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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Plas y Brenin
From £213

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Level
    Intermediate
  • Next Date
    18-06-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Performance Mountain Bike Summer Camp
Performance Mountain Bike Summer Camp

Are you a young mountain biker aged 14-17 years who wants to take their riding to the next level. This course is aimed at the rider that is riding red graded trails with ease and wants to learn more advanced skills. We will teach you the skills necessary to carry more flow on the trail, be smoother and faster. Whether mountain bike racing is your focus or you just enjoy pushing your limits, this course is for you. We are well placed in the Snowdonia National Park to access the local trail centres, natural steeper trails, wild mountain routes, not to mention purpose built skills training areas to hone your skills. We will do a day of uplift, driving you to the top so that you can focus on the downhill skills. Our experienced coaches will look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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Plas y Brenin
From £508

  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Next Date
    01-08-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    6:1
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Ride Snowdon 1 Day
Ride Snowdon 1 Day

Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, it should be on every mountain bikers bucket list. With its stunning views and awesome routes off the summit, it is one of the most iconic mountain bike routes in Britain. Venturing into the mountains with your bike can be a daunting prospect, so why not let us take care of the planning so that you can relax and enjoy what could be one of your best mountain bike experiences yet. Read more

Plas y Brenin
From £98

  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Level
    Beginner
  • Next Date
    18-09-2022
  • Instructor Ratio
    4:1
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Looking for something different?

Whether you'd like to hone certain skills or book a local guide who knows the trails of North Wales like the back of their hand, our bookings team will be happy to help.