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Schools & Groups – Mountain Bike Courses

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Let our experienced outdoor instructors design and deliver a mountain bike course for your school group. By working with our experts you can offer real development, educational value and rapid skills progression using our flexible mountain bike group programmes.

School & Group Highlights:

Professional instruction from outdoor educators

Flexible approach with options for all levels

High quality bike rental fleet

Work to your outcomes – skills, education & fun


Taking a group mountain biking used to be a simple case of renting some bikes and blasting around a forest. Some children enjoyed it, some became tired, others fell off because they didn’t have the skills needed to ride rough or gravel tracks with confidence.

At CycleActive we employ the only team of joint MBLA/CTC qualified instructors in Britain – these are the very best in the business and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in a day or a weekend under their tutelage. We do not take groups straight to the trails and race about, we provide a structured, progressive coaching programme that is both educational and enjoyable. This starts with core skills development on our custom-built skills course and can develop into many things – from basic trail skills to mastering wheelies, north-shore style timber trail riding or how to jump and land safely (working up from small coaching ramps).

If educational development is also important to you we can create a programme that gives the young people more responsibility for their own learning. Often developed over a weekend, these courses include significant amounts of reciprocal coaching, as well as a longer ride out on day two with the possibility of navigation, maintenance or further skills training.

When you contact us to book a day or weekend of mountain biking for your school group we’ll find out about the biking that interests you, the level of your group and what you want to achieve. We’ll then bring together the best location, instructor and session plan to deliver your outcomes and guarantee a safe, enjoyable and educational mountain biking experience.

Our courses are tailored to the needs of each group – this is why we employ only the highest level mountain bike instructors in the UK. We do not work towards specific certificates as we prefer to create a programme that is right for the individuals, and to allow our instructors to remain flexible in the delivery of that programme. However, if you feel that certificates are of value to you then we can create these for you in a format that is both impressive and specific to the skills covered and the achievements of the group.

Holiday Facts

£40 per pupil for one day
£75 per pupil for two days
£15-£25 per day high quality mtb rental

Prices based on a full group of 8 pupils working with one instructor. One or two teachers / volunteer assistants can attend free, with free mtb rental

Venue Options:

Brougham Hall, Penrith
Staveley, South Lake District
Ae Forest

Glentress Forest
Cannock Chase
Malvern Hills

Swinley Forest

A flat rate travel charge of £80 applies to centres other than Brougham Hall and Staveley, for instructor and cycle transport to and from the venue.

One or two days

The biking:
Flexible programme – designed to suit the age, ability and interests of your group
One professional instructor per group of 8

What’s included:
Pre-trip planning with your input on the course contents
Full day of professional instruction
Supply of Risk Management information
Post-course feedback for pupils and staff

Trip dates:
Any (subject to availability)

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