Purple Bike Shed

Forest Rider

Beginners Mountain Bike Course

Get off the sofa and go mountain biking ~ Half Day Course ~ £65

MTB Skills Course

Learn to ride off road

This beginners mountain bike course is aimed at those just starting out in Mountain Biking, we’ll show you the MTB Skills and Techniques to gain confidence and enjoyment to get the most from Mountain Biking

During your half day Forest Rider course, we’ll cover:

  • Checking your mountain bike is safe before the ride.
  • Using the right riding position to smooth out the lumps and bumps of trails.
  • How to brake confidently and more efficiently.
  • The use of all those gears you’ve got on your mountain bike, and how to keep your gear shifts smooth.
  • Basic cornering skills and techniques.
  • Tackling those smaller tracks called ‘singletrack’.

Price £65 per rider.

Group ratio minimum of two riders and a maximum of four to every instructor.

Price includes all instruction and permission to Mountain Bike in Swinley Forest. Please note our courses and gift vouchers are structured for over 18s only. If you wish to book a session for an under 18, please see our U18s Courses here.

Note: All Bookings are handled through our sister Company – MountainBikeTuition.co.uk – You will see that Logo on the PayPal payment screen.

Forest Rider Course Saturday 11th February 2017 13:30-16:30 Fully Booked
Forest Rider Course Saturday 19th March 2017 13:30-16:30




Forest Rider Course Thursday 13th April 2017 13:30-16:30 £65.00




Forest Rider Course Friday 26th May 2017 13:30-16:30 £65.00




Forest Rider Course Saturday 24th June 2017 13:30-16:30 £65.00




Forest Rider Course Gift Voucher £65.00



After completing the booking process, you will be sent an email confirming your place. Joining instructions and Health Declaration will be sent in the week running up to the event. Full Terms and Conditions available here
The Beginners Mountain Bike Course is aimed at new riders. If you have already been riding for a while you may want to consider our Intermediate Mountain Biking Skills Course called the Trail Rider. Or for the Ladies out there – we run a Ladies Only Beginners Mountain Bike Course

MTB Skills Courses

Mountain Bike Tuition – Skills and coaching