Women Only North Wales MTB Special!

September 7th – 8th 2024

2 x days mountain bike guiding and coaching. Wild swimming & mountain bike specific yoga recovery & injury prevention class (Saturday evening).

What does the weekend look like?

Saturday

We will meet up at our favourite Betws y Coed cafe ‘Find Me Cooking’ at 09.30 on Saturday. In the courtyard we will make the introductions and discuss the plans for the day. We’ll also conduct safety checks of your bikes and kit before we pedal off on our first day’s riding adventure!

During the day we will be journeying along beautiful, forest and mountain trails where we can practise skills and build confidence. Our day on the bike will be full-on but super fun! Mixing up the marked MTB trails, bridleways and more natural ‘off-piste’ around the famous Gwydir Forest means you’ll feel challenged but will build confidence in a friendly, supportive environment.

 We will return to Betws y Coed for refreshments at around 4pm. There will be plenty of time for those who are keen on wild swimming to join us at our favourite river pool and have a dip. This isn’t compulsory of course!!

At 6.30pm you are welcome to join us for an hour of yoga which will be a deep dive into a muscle release, recovery session which will  soothe those aches and pains and set you up for Sunday’s adventure.

Sunday

We will meet at 09.30 on Sunday in Capel Curig (weather dependant) for a wonderful mountain journey. This loop takes us in to the heart of Eryri over high passes (Bwlchau in Welsh), and into remote valleys. The terrain is rocky and rough but with a bit of welcome relief on a deserted mountain lane which brings us back to our final bwlch climb and flowing, fast descent back into Capel Curig. More gorgeous wild swimming opportunities await us in the clear waters of a lake before we finish the weekend with a well-deserved drink, food and chats.

**Note** If weather is poor, we will head to the coastal hills for a lower level adventure above the UNESCO World Heritage town of Conwy.

Is this for me?

This weekend is aimed at:

  • Women comfortable riding blue-red grade trail centre trails, but wanting to feel more confident exploring natural trails beyond the signposted routes. You should be comfortable riding 20-25km and climbing 800m. Note** E-Bikes and Analog are most welcome but do please ensure your bike is well-maintained and in good working order**
  • Anyone looking to improve their biking skills on more ‘off-piste’, natural terrain.
  • Those who have ever felt stiff or slow after a days riding, and want to learn how to maximise their recovery for the next day (no previous experience of yoga / pilates required!).

Cost:
£180 per person

Note: Minimum of 4 bookings are required for this trip to take place.

How to Book

Please use the How to Book Enquiry Form or contact us via email kath@ridehighmtb.co.uk or @ridehighmtb Facebook/Instagram Direct Message to make a booking.

Kath from RIDE HIGH MTB COACHING
Kath is most at home on a mountain bike! After 30+ years working in education, both in the mountains and the classroom, Kath is now the driving force behind Ride High MTB. She’s travelled the world on her bike, raced in DH & Enduro events, and has been at the start line of the crazy mass-start Megavalance and MaxiAvalanche races! Her coaching and leadership skills have developed from a love of the mountains. Riding and sharing her enthusiasm with others, particularly women, is now her number 1 passion. She’s got a cool, calm head and wants to see you smiling, laughing and riding at your best!

Kath has a Degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education, British Cycling L3 Leadership Award, L2 MTB Coach Award, Mountain Leader Award and an outdoor specific First Aid Certificate. 

Sarah RideHigh MTB Guide & Coach
Sarah is an MTB lifer.. She began riding many years ago and raced Downhill very successfully at National Level. This shows in her speed, beautiful technique and effortless style on a bike. As a guide and coach she is calm, patient and incredibly empathetic. Sarah and Kath have ridden bikes together on many adventures both in the UK and the Alps over the last 10 years and became firm friends after first meeting in the uplift truck at Llangollen on DH trail days!

Sarah holds British Cycling L2 Leadership Award, L1 Coach award and is working towards her L3 this year. She also holds up to date first aid qualification.