With trail centres like Ashton Court, Forest of Dean, Cwmcarn & Afan just a short drive away and of course our very own Croft Trail on our doorstep, you might want to brush up on the skills needed to get the most out of them.

So whether you’re a regular rider but trail centre virgin who wants to prepare for their first visit or you’ve been but want to be faster/smoother/safer, this course is for you.

Led by a qualified mountain bike instructor, all the intermediate skills required to maximise your enjoyment of trail riding are covered, including:

  • Pre-ride bike safety checks
  • Better bike setup
  • Advanced riding position
  • Front wheel lifts
  • Rear wheel lifts
  • Bunny hops
  • Drop-offs
  • Berms
  • Q&A and Advice

Open to all aged 18 or over (unless accompanied, please contact us if you wish to bring an under 18), the course will be held at our own Croft Trail and last around 5-6 hours (10am – 3/4pm). All you need is a well-maintained mountain bike, a helmet and a few basics. You don’t need to be super fit, been riding for years or even have done our Core Skills course first. However you should be a regular rider happy with the sort of things outlined in our Core Skills course (if not, we strongly recommend doing that one first).

Course dates

  • Saturday 29 September 2018 – fully booked
  • Saturday 06 October 2018 – FULLY BOOKED

If you can’t make the date or it’s all booked, and you want to express your interest in any future dates then add your name to the waiting list below.

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Booking a course

Courses are £20 for MB Swindon club members, £25 for non-members. To book online click the appropriate button below.

Cancellation policy

You can cancel up to and including a week before your course. The cost of your course will be refunded or you can transfer onto another training course. If you have to cancel in the week leading up to your course then we will not be able to refund the cost of your course or transfer you to another course. However, your place on the course can be transferred to a different person. MBSwindon reserve the right to cancel a course if less than 4 people are booked on it. If this happens the cost of your course will be refunded or you can transfer onto another training course.

Booking form

After paying please ensure you click on ‘continue’ or ‘return to MBSwindon’ to be able to select the course date required and enter your contact details.