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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Go wild and learn to ride that bike properly.

Here at Safe and Sound Outdoors we run a variety of courses designed specifically with you in mind. We can teach you to ride your bike with confidence and skill to tackle the best or worst that the countryside has to offer. Want to become a mountain bike instructor? Have a look at our MIAS mountain bike instructor courses.

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North Wales is a mecca for bikers. Whatever your tastes from Down hilling to cross country, canal tow-paths to steep forestry we have it all. We can offer you our experience over the course of a weekend or just guide you on some of our favourite trails. We have a range of bikes to suit your needs or you can bring your own.

Guided Ride Half Day

This is one of our most popular sessions, during the session you will follow our instructor on one of our local trails. By the end you will be guaranteed to have sampled some local downhill, some scenic uphill and tasted some Welsh mud. 

Price Price: £50 per person.


Guided Ride Full Day

This is similar to a half day ride but more of it. During the day you will get the chance to try out two different styles of riding. Firstly we will try out a natural trail where you will experience some Welsh cross country then we will head off to one of the local manmade centre’s such as Coed Llandegla or The Marin Trail.

Price Price: £90 per person.


Welsh Cross Country

This course is specifically designed for people who would like to go out biking with their mates but don’t know any routes or how to find them. During the two days we will cover navigation, route finding, bike maintenance and planning. We will ride some local trails and some manmade routes. At the end of the course you will be able to handle yourself on a variety of routes, navigate round the countryside and sort your bike out if and when it goes wrong.

Price Price: £190 per person.

This includes 2 night Bed and Breakfast at a local Bunkhouse, equipment, tuition and transport to the different venues. Based on a minimum of two people booking.


First Aid for Mountain Bikers

This two day course is covered by Rescue Emergency Care and is designed specifically for Mountain Bikers.
All subjects will be taught with the focus on wilderness, as opposed to urban, situations:

  • Vital Signs
  • Emergency action
  • Airway Management
  • Unconsciousness
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing
  • Rescue breathing & CPR
  • Shock
  • Fractures & Dislocations
  • Spinal Injury
  • Casualty Handling
  • Common Illness
  • Problems from heat and cold

We won't make you a paramedic, but you will have the confidence to act quickly and effectively in the event of an accident or illness.

Price Price: £155 per person.


MIAS Level 1/2 course

This is a two day course suitable for people interested in taking groups of people out cycling.
The first day of the course is a general training day suitable for both Level One and Two. The course will cover the following subjects:

  • Group Management.
  • Responsibilities of the Group Leader.
  • Navigation.
  • Access and Conservation.
  • General Skills.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Group Equipment.
  • Weather.
  • Additional Interests.

The second day of the course is the assessment day and you will be judged on your skill level and group management and after assessment the assessor will decide if you receive the Level One award or the Level Two.

1. Level One - Basic Skills - allowing access into low-level terrain, with little potential hazards i.e country parks, canal towpaths and non-wilderness areas where help is almost immediately accessible.

2 Level Two - Intermediate Skills - allowing access into wild country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. Candidates must be in possession of BEL Award or equivalent, such as Walking Group leader Award (WGL), (APL). For low level rides on Bridleways below 600 metres in wilderness areas.

Pre requisites: You will need to have previous biking experience and arrive for the training with the relevant equipment necessary for leading groups mountain biking.

Price Price: £160 per person, Non Residential.

This doesn’t include a MIAS registration fee(approximately £55).


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