I’m an Experienced Road Rider but Have Never Been Trail Riding – What Can I Expect?
Your day starts with a few miles on minor tarmac road which allows you to settle in and get used to the bike. First you will encounter gravel, then some stones, rocks and mud. We will give you information on suitable techniques, and make sure you are happy with the surfaces you are riding. The route is progressive, and can be altered to suit you. Our days include hills up and down with hairpin bends, rock slabs, loose stones, grass, muddy ruts, streams and puddles. Many riders are surprised at how strenuous it is! If you prefer a route which has slopes rather than hills and leaves out the riskier elements, please ask for the "more gentle" option.
We provide clothing free of charge, so all you need to bring is a drink, spare socks, a little cash for your lunch at a cafe, and some chocolate in case you need an energy boost!
We specialise in tailoring the day to suit you best, and keep our groups small, usually four people. If you are a single rider or couple, we will do our best to match you with riders who will progress at a similar rate. We never put experienced trail or offroad riders with riders who are new to green laning. If you would like one-to-one or an exclusive day for two or three riders, please ask for a mid week date.
If you book two days, the routes on the second day will be different.
"Thanks for a great day out and those riding tips!"
Joe from Wolverhampton
I’ve Already Done a Bit of Trail Riding - Can You Do Anything For Me?
Our area has a good variety and will include some technical routes if you are experienced. Experience can be trail, trials, enduro, or a day at a similar school to ours. If you are on your own, we will not add you to a group of beginners. Please note that if you are booking a group and some riders have relevant experience while others don’t, you have the choice of staying together as a group, or we can organise two separate rides, meeting up at lunch time. If you have friends or partners who ride motorcycles, but are not keen on trying trail riding, we can offer a road ride for them (either on our bikes, or on their own) using tarmac lanes.
Please don’t say you or your friends are experienced if you are not familiar with riding in a standing position, as it just leads to crashes and injuries, with lots of delays. Also it is not enjoyable for you or your friends if you are constantly finding it difficult.
Please note that we supply trail not enduro bikes. If you are a regular enduro or motocross rider, what we offer will not be enjoyable for you.
I’m Not Sure I’m Ready For This!
Trail riding is hard work compared with road riding. The routes are not just gravel road: they are rough with boulders, rock steps and ruts. Wet days when the lanes are slippery can be difficult. Our "more gentle" option uses single width tarmac lanes and the the green lanes with the fewest hazards.
If you are new to motorcycle riding, we can also take you on a day using tarmac lanes, where you can gain confidence and learn to cope with gravel, puddles, leaves, debris and surface mud.
Think You Are Too Old For This?
If you can ride a motorcycle, you can come trail riding with us! We have taken riders aged up to 75!
Terms and Conditions
Please read our Terms and Conditions. Thanks.
Can You Suggest Anywhere My Partner Can Visit Whilst I’m Riding With You?
Visit our Things To Do in Wales page for some ideas of activities and places to visit for people who don not ride motorbikes.