Mountain Biking Skills

NEW Courses for 2018!

Navigation for Mountain Bikers – Click here for full details

Learn how to read a map, use a cycle computer, use a compass, plan a route, know where you are when out on the hills!


Introduction to Cycle Maintenance -

Learn how to identify problems, and fix mechanical issues with your bike!



Are you wanting to tackle the trails, but need more confidence and want to improve your skills?

We run a range of skills courses on Exmoor and the Quantocks aimed at beginners to off-road cycling, as well as more advanced courses.



This 5 hour course is designed for riders who have limited off road experience. We go through all the basics from pre ride checks and bike set up, through to correct gear selection, tackling rough and rocky terrain as well as learning wheel lifts, track stands and much more.

  • Pre-ride bike checks
  • Bike set up
  • Route Choice
  • Spares & equipment to carry
  • Correct gear selection
  • Body position
  • Ascending/descending
  • Technical ascending/descending
  • Tackling mud, gravel, small rocks
  • Track stands
  • Front wheel lifts
  • Common trailside repairs
  • Puncture repair

“Mountain Biking Skills Course 16/01/2011 at Dunster : absolutely brilliant. Perfect for someone like me whom new to Mountain Biking. 5hrs well balanced between actual riding and practising, as well as demonstrations and discussion. Dan (Instructor) very engaging, considerate, and put the small group of 5 at ease very quickly. Good fun, got wet and muddy, now know of some great trails around Dunster, met some nice people, excellent. Strongly recommend this course to anyone thinking about starting mountain biking”. Kevin 2017.

Mountain Bike Skills on Exmoor

Mountain Bike Skills on Exmoor

 Please click here for our next available course date.



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
  • Small drop offs (up to 30/40 cm)
  • Bunny hops
  • Step ups
  • Attack/neutral body positioning
  • Trail side repairs

Please click here for next available Level 2 course date. 


Mountain Biking on Exmoor

Mountain Biking on Exmoor

Mountain bike hire is available for only £15 extra.

We can tailor a course or activity to suit your individual or group needs.

Just drop us an e-mail and find out what we can offer.