Adventure Riding courses

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Looking to take your cycling skills into the great outdoors and embark on multi-day trips? Want to understand how to route plan and pack for such an adventure, and deal with difficult roadside repairs miles from the nearest bike shop? All of this and more will be covered in our maiden Adventure Riding course.

The course will cover an entire weekend with lessons in classroom, roadside and campsite settings, and the price includes food, pitch costs, and travel to Derbyshire for a the led ride section. We will be staying at a beautiful spot in rural Belper, which has toilet facilities but is otherwise a wild camping experience.

Adventure riding (sometimes known as Bikepacking or Bike Touring) is one of our favourite ways to explore new areas and we want to share it with as many cyclists as possible. This is an ideal opportunity to gain the skills and confidence to go on longer independent trips such as adventure races or remote tours.

There are some experience and kit requirements – riders must be confident riding in traffic, and on mixed terrain (mostly hard surfaces with some easy offroad riding). We will be riding 60km together with a long break in the middle for a roadside lesson. A bike with >=32mm tyres is recommended. You will need to have a way to carry your own luggage as well as have some time-of-year appropriate sleeping kit (roll mat, sleeping bag). No-one will be left behind but the schedule is based on riding at about 15-20kph. Shelter is recommended but we can provide tents if necessary. Please contact us with any further queries.