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.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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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.

The Objectives 

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

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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.

How Should I Prepare? 

We recommend that you get out riding as much as possible so that we spend the two days moving your skills forward, rather than polishing up your previous skill levels and confidence, to get he most from this course.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.