Guided Mountain Bike Rides, Route Guides and Skills Training
in North Wales and the North West of England
by Colin Down, a mountain biker with over 14 years of experience in the hills and mountains.
Having produced a large resource of free online Route Guides, a resource that I am constantly improving and expanding, I have extensive knowledge of the trails around North Wales and the North West of England. My years of experiencing riding and guiding in the hills and mountains are also complemented with TCL, MBL and Night Riding Mountain Bike Leader Awards. I am also qualified as an Adapitve MTB Leader through Challenge Your Boundaries and have experience leading disabled riders on their 'Hand Bikes at Dawn' events
Ride without wasting time on navigation, free to enjoy all your riding time on great trails in stunning scenery. Safe in the knowledge I’m a qualified REC 1st Aider with an extensive knowledge of trail side repairs, so should you or your bike come to grief I’ve got you covered!
You can ride with me on my Free Guided Rides. These are free monthly Sunday rides aimed at a level 'Social' and weekly Night Rides in the North Wales hills.
I am also a guide available for hire, producing rides tailored to suit your needs on my Bespoke Guided MTB Rides. All types of rider are catered for from gentle family tours to all day epics in the hills and mountains. Some skills training, trail side repairs and basic map reading skills can be included on request.
These rides cover the full range of my route guides, which span North Wales and North West England, some of which can be seen on my Flattyres-MTB YouTube channel.
Get the most out of your riding with a Flattyres-MTB Skills Training session. Learn the essential trail riding skills with an MBLA qualified instructor to improving riding your skills, which will allow you to:
- Conquer technical challenges
- Ride faster but in more control
- Conserve energy and ride for longer
- Ride safely while having more fun
Whatever your level, be it complete beginner or experienced rider, I have a course to improve your skills. Each training session is designed to give a complete set of skills to take you to the next level, learning in a friendly atmosphere with riders of a similar level. My complete package of courses will give you all the skills required to tackle anything out on the trail.
All courses are based on the Clwydian Range in North Wales.
I have produced over 70 MTB Route Guides, covering North Wales and the North West of England. These routes include comprehensive text descriptions, pictures, Grid Refs and GPS files (all physically logged on actual rides) and an increasing number of videos.
While the routes are mainly Intermediate and Expert level, there are an increasing number of beginners routes, and many of the routes overlap so you can 'mix & match'.
If you want to try something really big there are full details of my four day Flattyres-MTB North Wales Coast to Coast.