Introduction To Mountain Biking Summer Camp
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Introduction To Mountain Biking Summer Camp

  • Bike
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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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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.
- You’ll learn how to look after your bike, learning both general maintenance and trailside fixes.
- You’ll learn in a friendly, supportive environment from expert instructors who can share with you a wealth of expertise to get you going in your new sport the right way.


* 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. If you're unsure about fitness levels, just get in touch and our team will be happy to chat through any questions you have.

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.

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.

Comfortable dormitory accommodation and home-cooked meals are part of the deal. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They will also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan to further your development.

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

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Spaces available
Course Start Date
1st August, 2022
5 Days
Spaces available

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

a more confident mountain biker

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