Got a hankering for exploration? Completed one too many trail centre laps and want to get out into the wilderness? We have got you covered with our experience days! You can choose from one of our proven rides or get in touch with us and we can work out the right structure for you and your group. We love riding in the Lakes and we are sure that you will too, get booked in and cross those fingers for some sunshine!
Based all over the Lakes and Dales we offer courses on some of our faviourite terrain but we are also keen to provide you with custom routes to suit the group, get in touch!
In safe hands, our mountain leader and mountain bike award trained guide Joe Flanagan has been riding in the lakes for over 10 years. With an infectious love for the hills and a nose for adventure he will make sure that the your grin wont be wiped off your face for weeks.
Do you have experience riding trial centres? Do you want to take your riding more off piste? Well this is the one day course for you! The day begins with a focused look at the skills needed to tackle a mountain pass/trail. We will use the area of Storrs common, an old quarry near Ingleton to hone our body position, control on steep ground, drop off and safe jump techniques. We then take these skills up Inglebourgh mountain, (723m) one of the Yorkshire three peaks and utilise them in a mountain trail situation. Expect fast, loose exhilarating trails guaranteed to deliver that dose of adrenaline we so crave as mountain bikers.
Inglebourgh is a mountain trail, not specifically designed for mountain bikes therefore you have to expect the unexpected. Loose rock, Inclement weather and sheep in the trail is all part and parcel of typical mountain pass/trail ride. We recommend you have experience of riding trail centre up to the standard of grading 'red' before signing up for this course. Inglebourgh also stands at 723m high and involves sections where the bikes will need to be carried to ascend it, therefore a good fitness level is recommended for a comfortable day.
You will need a well maintained mountain bike (full suspension recommended), Clothing and tools to be self sufficient as a rider. After ascending 723m to the summit of Inglebourgh the first corner is not a nice place to get a puncture with no way of fixing it. Come prepared with spare tubes, quick links and other bike specific spares and tools you think you may need. As its a mountainous environment the weather can also changeable and different to when you leave the carpark at the bottom therefore come with suitable clothing for the day ahead.
Got your heart set on the bothy from our Five Ten Bothy edit? Got an idea of the kind of ride you would like to do but not sure if that ride even exists? Run it past us and the date you would like to get it done and we can put together a plan for you and your group!