All Bikes | Fully Coached | Trails & single track | All-day
This relaxed day out builds on skills garnered on Levels 1 and 2 days taking them further to give you the skills you need to tackle any trail with confidence. Great preparation for all Gravel Sportives and long off-road rides, either on a gravel/cyclocross bike or an MTB.
Meeting at Café Paradou before setting off on the trails – it's very much a practical coached session. We’ll work our way out through the woods, stopping for lunch at one of the pretty country pubs before heading back to Crystal Palace.
Skills covered – Riding all trails regardless of surface including mud, rocks and tree roots efficiently, advance cornering and riding berms, off-camber riding, descending, Technical, Rhythm and Power climbing, effective descending, wheel lifts, track stands.
Trails: Mostly off-road trails with natural surfaces
Skill level: Challenging, you should be confident with skills covered on the level 2 day Level
Group Size: 8 people.
A refreshment stop mid-way (cost of refreshments is not included in the ride).
Riding all trails regardless of surface including mud, rocks and tree roots efficiently, advance cornering and riding berms, off-camber riding, descending, Technical, Rhythm and Power climbing, effective descending, wheel lifts, track stands.
Is this ride for me?
Taken at an easy pace this ride and is suitable for all as we pause along the route to practise on sections of trails.
The pace of the ride will be adapted to suit the cyclists on the day and the route may change to meet the capabilities of the group as a whole, the leader will make sure that no one is left out or behind!
Is my bike OK for this ride?
The ride is suitable for all bikes.
There will be a basic bike check before each ride to ensure riders' safety, so please make sure your bike is in good condition with working brakes and gears, along with pumped up tyres and an oiled chain.
If in doubt, please get your bike checked over by a competent mechanic or bike shop before the ride. Here is a list of local bike shops we're happy to recommend.
Remember to plan ahead, many bike shops are very busy and service slots are often booked out in advance.
What do I need to bring?
Helmet (wearing helmets is a must on our rides)
Spare inner tube
Snacks and Water
Rain jacket (if required)
Suitably warm/cool clothing for the weather
Sunscreen (as necessary)
What's included in the price?
British Cycling Qualified (Level 2) for the day
Coaching hints and skill tips about 'off road' cycling