Mountain Biking in the Lake District

At River Deep Mountain High we divide mountain biking into 2 forms: Mountain Biking and Trail Cycling. Both Mountain Biking and Trail-cycling are on off-road terrain but Mountain Biking has bigger ups, more full on downs, can be more remote, requires choosing a line and can be faster i.e. it has more technical terrain to heighten the challenge and excitement. (If you’re not sure where you fit into trail cycling and mountain biking, simply let us know your aims and previous experience and we’ll be happy to advise.)

  • Locations: East side of Coniston Water, Parkamoor/Grizedale, Blawith Common, Broughton Moor Forest and the Dunnerdale Fells, Walna Scar Rd, Little Langdale
  • Progess to: Helvellyn, High Street, Old Coach Road, Blackcombe.
  • Duration: ½ or full day activity
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Premium Days available: High Street linear journey
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  • Per person prices: Offers and Prices
  • Private guiding prices: Please contact us
  • Other: Note: Bike Hire not included in prices - £12 per person per day
    "Give it a Go" days also available
  • How to book: Booking Information and you can now Book and Pay Online

Have a really fun day, enjoying the adventurous aspects of the Lake District.
Our guides are all SMBLA qualified to Trail Cycle Leader or Mountain Bike Leader level, so depending on your skill level, fitness and experience, our enthusiastic instructors will tailor your session to fit your needs.

 

Open Mountain Biking Sessions

Please see dates below for activity sessions that are running and have spaces available for others to join. FOR ANY OTHER DATES OR ACTIVITIES PLEASE SEND US AN ENQUIRY.

Last Updated: 21 April 2014, 15:16

From Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Tuesday, 22 Apr am Mountain Biking - Trail East side Coniston water, Min. Age: 10, Spaces: 6 Book
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From Mon, 14 Jul 2014

Sunday, 13 Jul am Mountain Biking - Trail East side Coniston water, Min. Age: 10, Spaces: 6 Book
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Mountain Biking Details

A day out riding with River Deep Mountain High will mean that you are guided around great single track routes without you needing to find where the bridleways are, what’s good, where the bogs are or how to get back to the car. If your have done some biking but feel you need to work on your technique then a trip out with a Mountain Bike Leader will give you the coaching you’re after.

Our guides are all SMBLA qualified to Trail Cycle Leader or Mountain Bike Leader level as appropriate for the session. This means you can be sure of their ability to coach you and improve your skills, lead a group, manage an emergency, navigate, handle a bike, understand bike maintenance and a range of other skills.

What do we do in a typical Mountain Biking session

An average mountain biking session will be a journey with challenge, technical terrain, single track and rocky paths. During the journey, your instructor will coach skills by a combination of personal pointers along the way and looking at specific skills with the group according to the needs of the group. Skills you could learn include drop-offs, bunny hops, river crossings, rock steps and much more.

All our outdoor activity sessions include elements of fun, learning new skills, going on a journey, adventure and coaching. Each session will have one of these elements as its main focus, either because the activity naturally offers it, (eg. Biking a journey), or to tailor the session to the groups aims. Be sure to let our office/your instructor know if there is something you would like to learn, do or have concerns about. We will always remember that you are doing the activity as part of your time off and so your enjoyment will always be our priority.

Through years of experience providing quality outdoor activities we include all those small things that make your holiday so unique and memorable. Such as average instructor to customer ratios of 1:5 (so you have more time and are not rushed) complimentary hot drinks, and much more.

Why go Mountain Biking in the Lake District?

Whilst there are some great man-made trails in Wales and Southern Scotland, you can’t beat the Lake District (especially the south lakes) where it is laced with bridleways that offer true cross-country mountain biking, freeriding, rocks not mud, great single track and up to 6km downhills. There are a variety of trails suitable for different ages and abilities, the scenery is spectacular and it’s all only 3 hours on the train from London.

Mountain Biking Activity Days

Premium Days

Advanced skills - Level 3

Take your Biking Skills to the next level from our Intermediate biking skills course and complete the Advanced Skills – Level 3. Biking skills at this level include dynamic movements and transitions on the move that are performed fluidly and in a continuous manner over very technical terrain. You will also learn about Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology and it's relevance in Biking. Please see our Mountain Skills Courses page for more information.

Core Skills – Level 1. Trail Cycle Leader (TCL) pre-requisites

All our Biking Skills coaches are MBLA qualified Mountain Bike Leaders providing the highest level of mountain bike coaching. The Biking Core Skills Course wll give you a foundation in biking, giving you the skills you need to complete a Trail Cycle Leader Award. Please see our Mountain Skills Courses page for more information.

Intermediate Skills - Level 2. Mountain Bike Leader (MBL) pre-requisites

Take your Biking Skills to the next level from our Biking Core Skills Course and learn the Intermediate Biking Skills – Level 2. The skills in this course are completed on flat pedals and will include bunny hops, step overs and step ups and route selection. Please see our Mountain Skills Courses page for more information.
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