Skills courses

North Wales has a huge variety of trails and areas to ride that we use to help you build your MTB skills and confidence on the bike.  Unless otherwise noted, all our MTB skills courses run somewhere in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.  Our commuter confidence skills courses also run around the North Wales area as the mix of town and rural roads is ideal.  If you have somewhere closer to home that you’d like us to run a course from please contact us.

Learn to fly, Jumps & Drops –

Learn to manage your airtime, pop off lips, air drops and style up the jumps. These courses are designed to build your skills and confidence is a safe way that’ll get air under your wheels whatever level you’re at the start the day

Half day one to one £110 dates on request
Full day one to one £175 dates on request
Full day group £65pp – book here

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Trail rider MTB skills course –

We run regular trail rider improver courses which are designed to improve your bike handling skills on a variety of trail centre type trails. Skills covered on each course are dependent on the needs of the rider(s) attending and may include; cornering, line choice, body position, braking, slow speed skills and managing speed.

Half day one to one £110 dates on request
Full day one to one £175 dates on request
Full day group £65pp – book here

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Wilderness rider MTB skills course –

These courses are designed to take your existing trail riding skills and add to them to give you all the tools you need to get out on your own adventures, off the beaten track. These courses may include elements of technical skills, navigation, kit selection and packing, route planning and route finding as well as negotiating different surfaces. Additionally we are one of the few qualified providers of winter riding (snow and ice) and night riding courses and have a wealth of experience to share about riding on sand, snow, bog, gravel and all the other surfaces you may encounter ‘off piste’.

Half day one to one £110 dates on request
Full day one to one £175 dates on request
Full day group £65pp – book here

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Urban rider skills course –

Even Tarmac can provide a challenge for cyclists and these courses are designed to boost your confidence when riding in urban environments. Including elements of the National Standards for cycle training, these courses are sure to have you riding to work, to the shops or recreationally, in urban environments, with confidence by the end of the day.

Half day one to one £110 dates on request
Full day one to one £175 dates on request

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To book any of our UK bikepacking courses, or our MTB skills courses in North Wales, the Lake District, Scotland and Cannock Chase please see our calendar for dates or contact us

Carbon-Monkey are a specialist MTB skills course provider who run mountainbike courses in North Wales, the Lake District, Peak District, Scotland and on Cannock Chase. We grew up riding the trails of Snowdonia and MTB all over North Wales. From Jumps and Drops courses to multi day MTB expeditions, at Carbon-Monkey we are ready to welcome you on a MTB skills course that will provide real improvement to your riding. MTB skills are our passion and Bikepacking adventure expeditions our escapism, when will you join us?