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Guided MTB Rides
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
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Having been on quite a few of Colin's Guided rides now over the past few year i can say with confidence he knows his way around.
He's always willing to help with any problems you have whilst out on the ride, be it mechanical or skills related.
I can highly recommend his guided rides, ive seen places i would have normally never have seen/ridden.
Would you recommend?
Yes
TC
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Great Technical training experience
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I booked a days Technical training with Colin for my husband and I, predominantly for me to gain some confidence in advance of a ride we are training for this Summer.What a valuable and enjoyable experience in such a beautiful location in North Wales! My husband has been riding confidently for over 10 years and recognised he had picked up some bad habits, Colin explained and demonstrated correct techniques which resulted in immediate improvements. As for me, Colin was able to explain the basic technical skills required to build my confidence and be able to pick my speed up. We were given plenty of time to practice and repeat the skills including braking, cornering, descending, manuals etc. We can't recommend this training enough, it's well worth investing in!
Would you recommend?
Yes
JA
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Guided Rides
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Been on a few of Colin's guided mountain bike rides at various locations including West Yorkshire, Peak District and Wales and each time I have really enjoyed the route and the company of the riders, and most importantly Colin as a ride leader its always a great day out .... I will be joining him on more of his rides this year :)

So if your wanting to get out and ride but are no good at route planning/map reading etc you really should get yourself along to one of Col's rides ..... You won't regret it ..
Would you recommend?
Yes
C
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MTB Guide Expert
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
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5.0
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5.0
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Have been on over 30 rides with Colin leading them his level of knowledge is second to none in all areas of MTB. Always has time for everyone at whatever level they are at. Will always get everyone round the route safely and will never leave anyone behind who is struggling. Has a fascination with maps printed type great mechanic and good at first aid.
Bad Points
None
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Yes
MP
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Fantastic
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What a great guy Colin is! Our day cost us a tiny £20 each as Colin had very kindly donated a days coaching to the girls only mountain biking event 'Girls at Moelfre' raising money for Cancer Research.
Colin contacted me to try and find out where we would like to ride and what skills we would like to improve on. He came up with a route around the Ceiriog Valley in North Wales which was fantastic and gave us plenty of opportunity to practice on steep Rocky sections which is as what we had asked for. He spent lots of time with us all making sure we were all riding in the best position and braking in the most effective way. We were out for around 6 hours and learnt a huge amount! He didn't make us feel stupid for not always quite understanding what he was teachng us to suck eggs. He assessed our ability and gave us excellent and valuable advice. Definitely would recommend Colin to anybody looking to improve their skills on the trails! Great guy!!-
Bad Points
None whatsoever!
Would you recommend?
Yes
NJ
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Skills Training
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<div>Colin is very patient and a great coach. His method of coaching is great. He takes his time, slowly builds your knowledge and then develops your skills throughout the training day. He gives plenty of one on one guidance and the location he uses make for the ideal place to develop skills and have a great day on the bike. The skills Colin has given me have been put to good use and my confidence has grown immensely since the training session. I now ride with more confidence and technical ability which has made me not only faster but also safer when out riding. It's made me enjoy my riding a whole lot more and I couldn't recommend it enough.</div>
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SB
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A Great resorce for routes and information
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I have used Colin's website on numerous occasions for route information and every time the information has been accurate and informative.
The routes are graded well with advice on refreshment stops and points of interest.
Over the years I have ridden most of the routes that Colin has placed on his website and I would not hesitate to recommend the site to any one wanting MTB route information.
Bad Points
None
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Excellent Coaching
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This is not my first experience of MTB coaching, but Colin took my knowledge and skills to a higher level. I learned with a lot more precision how each element of my body posture is relevant to performance and this really built my confidence. We had a lot of fun during our day, and at the same time Colin was totally serious about making sure that each one of us grasped the relevant concepts in our own way, so that we were ready to practice these in our own time. An excellent and enjoyable day of coaching.
Bad Points
None - except it was a bit cold!
Would you recommend?
Yes
EB
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Trail Techniques feedback
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0
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4.5
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4.0

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Colin is very knowledgeable in all areas of mountain biking with a patient and calm approach. He also works on your individual skill requirements, i.e. if you've been biking for years compared to a new rider. Even though I've been mountain biking for over 5 years and ridden many different types of trails, including most of Wales trail centres, I've still learnt new skills to improve my technique which have helped immensely.
I hope to follow this up with the climbing and descending course at some stage.
The course was really good value.
Bad Points
Weather could have been warmer! LOL.
Would you recommend?
Yes
SH
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You are in good hands
(Updated: June 07, 2015)
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Not only a MTB Professional but now a good friend. Cant say anymore than that :)

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As a disabled handbiker i have met Colin twice and been guided by him on a tough day in Wales. He is a top bloke, incredibly fit and entusiastic and has some fantastic bike handling skills. He keeps you going when you feel low and always ready with a laugh or a joke. As the title says you are in good hands. RECOMMENDED
Would you recommend?
Yes
PR
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