Navigation for Mountain Bikers

May 28, 2017

Do you want to explore the moorland bridleways but are not sure where to go or how to plan a route, or simply fed up with following arrows at a trail centre?

This one day Navigation course aims to introduce the basic elements needed to successfully plan and implement an off-road journey, specifically aimed at cyclists.

Course content:

  • Interpretation of OS 1:25,000 maps & symbols
  • Use of cycle computer as a navigational aid
  • Planning a preparing a route card
  • Use of compass, including setting the map and taking a bearing
  • Use of grid references
  • Re-location exercise
  • Implementation of route card on a 10km journey (on bikes!)

Mountain Biking on Exmoor

By the end of this course you should:

  • Be more confident in your ability to read and interpret a map
  • Recognise key map features which will help you plan a route
  • Be able to roughly calculate distance, height gain/descent, journey time
  • Be able to use features on the ground to re-locate yourself
  • Understand and be able to take a grid reference
  • Know where you are, when looking at a map!
  • Enjoy some of Exmoor’s finest mountain bike trails

Perfect for those entering mountain bike orienteering events, as well as those who simply want to learn more about navigation.

Course cost: £65pp

Bike hire available: £15pp

Timings: 09:30 – 16:00

Course location: Porlock, West Somerset

Navigation for MTB – £65


Mountain Bike Navigation

Mountain Bike Navigation

Mountain Bike Skills – Level 2

May 28, 2017
August 20, 2017


This course is aimed at those with previous off road cycling experience. You are ideally competent with the Level 1 skills or have attended one of our courses.

Skills such as steep and technical ascending and descending, bunny hops, step ups, cornering, drop off’s and more will be taught by your qualified and experience instructor.


  • Bike set up (including front and rear suspension)
  • Basic route planning
  • Spare & emergency equipment to carry
  • Steep ascents/descents
  • Single track techniques
  • Cornering
  • Front & rear wheel lifts
  • drop offs
  • Bunny hops
  • Step ups
  • Attack/neutral body positioning
  • Trail side repairs

Course location: Porlock, Exmoor

Bike hire available: £15

To book: Please e-mail

Mountain Bike Skills Courses - Exmoor

Mountain Bike Skills Courses – Exmoor



Multi Activity Climb & Mountain Bike Adventure Day

May 6, 2017

Only £60pp for a full day of adrenaline fueled adventures!

Rock Climbing on Exmoor

Rock Climbing on Exmoor

09:30 – meet & greet at Valley of Rocks, Lynton.
10:00 – Introduction to climbing skills
Learn the basics, try a range of climbs as well as an abseil, enjoy the views, high above the Exmoor Coast.

12:30 – Lunch break (not included)

14:00 – Meet at Malmsmead, ready to tackle a scenic ‘classic’ Exmoor MTB route. You’ll be provided with a mountain bike, helmet and gloves, with a qualified guide to introduce the basics of off-road cycling as well as show you the way! With open moorland views, long descents, and enjoyable river-side single-track – there’s something for everyone!

16:00 – Tea and medals!

(A good level of general fitness is required for this day, though no previous climbing or mountain biking experience is essential)

Minimum age – 18

Cost – £60pp
To book – Please e-mail

Location : North Devon, Exmoor

Mountain Biking on Exmoor

Mountain Biking on Exmoor