Forest Freeride

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Ceulan, Pennant, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7BH

Whatever your riding goals we can help ... 1 and 2 day coaching courses tailored to suit you. 'One to one' and private groups at no extra cost. 

From our base in the Cambrian mountains we offer courses and trips to suit every type of rider.

  • 1 and 2 day skills coaching inc' Girls Only weekends and 'one to one' at no extra cost.
  • Wilderness rides into the heart of the Cambrians. Suitable for all fitness/experience levels.
  • Overnight and multiday bikepacking trips - All you'll need is a sense of adventure.

On site bunkhouse - SMBLA instructors/guides - Private coaching facility - Courses run at times to suit you - Relaxed/low pressure coaching techniques - Unforgetable location - Club/group weekends.  

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A fantastic day ...
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I had not long since recovered from a broken elbow at Cannock and had been suffering from a lack of confidence and I was avoiding stuff that I might have done before. I sent Stuart an email explaining and booked a 121 day, from the start he was very welcoming and so was his missus. Its a fantastic location and Stuart had me doing some skills stuff and assessed my style and habits (good and bad), he explained stuff in a clear and simple way, demonstrated things himself and then had me practicing. It was all done with an easy style, at a good pace and with laughs thrown in, I loved it and soon started to forget my fears and also started to put into practice new techniques and could see and feel the difference. All in all it was agreat day with a top bloke in a lovely spot and I will be booking one if Stuart's 'over nighter's' and seeing more of the area and getting the bivi out. If you want to learn the right way and have a great day out then just book it!

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Good Points
Great facility, Stuart's easy style and humour, the pace of learning.
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None
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Forest Freeride 2 day training course
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Enjoyment Factor 
 
5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
Skills Progression  
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
At £135 for 2 days coaching in a beautiful location, I believe that Forest Freeride offers fantastic value for money. Stuart takes the time to explain everything he wants you to do and why, not failing to highlight what using bad techniques can lead to. Incredibly patient, knowledgeable and owning a very nice part of the country. The training area is on the slope of the valley with a stream at the bottom, there are various obstacles set up at various points to allow the demonstration and practice of correct technique. The obstacles near the stream particularly focus your attention because of the need to brake well or get wet! We went from basics and progressively built up the array of techniques and difficulty of practice. I now feel equipped to handle trail obstacles that before would have found me looking for another line or trying to walk down on the brakes (never a great solution). I just need to get out and get dirty now! There is a bunkhouse there which costs £10 per night (donated to the Air Ambulance), very well equipped for a bunk house. There is also a bit of a menagerie at Forest Freeride, there are two European Eagle Owls, two Llamas, two dogs and a blind ewe called Helen Keller!

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Good Points
Location was amazing, practice facilities perfectly suited to the task at hand.
Cost - great value for money.
The people - Stuart and Dee were really nice, made me feel very welcome.
The instruction - I have never been on a MTB skills course before so nothing to judge it against but the fact that I was doing stuff which previously scared the crap out of me, I think means that the instruction was bang on for me.
Bad Points
When it's cold, the upstairs in the bunkhouse can be very cold so make sure you bring a good sleeping bag.
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Yes
NM
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