MTB Routes, Rides and Skills Training

in North Wales and the North West

Route Guides

Over 70 Mountain Bike Route Guides, covering North Wales and the North West of England. With comprehensive route descriptions, maps, GPS logs, galleries and the occasional video. You'll always be on the right track with good riding ahead.

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Guided Rides

Want to ride without wasting time on navigation, just able to enjoy great trails in stunning scenery? Then try my free monthly Social Rides and Night Rides or a 'Bespoke Guided Ride' tailored to your needs. With over a decade of guiding experience you'll be in good hands.

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MTB Skills Training

The most important upgrade for your bike is you. Hone your riding skills on one of these training courses. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned trail rider there is a session to suit your needs that will help you Ride Faster, Ride Safer and Ride Further.

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Colin Down riding

About Flattyres-MTB

I'm Colin Down, a mountain biker who has been riding the hills and mountains of North Wales and the North West of England since 2000. I love riding bikes, exploring new trails and sharing them with others.

In my spare time I have been producing mtb route guides since 2002 and guiding rides since 2005. This website is a culmination of my extensive experience, with over 80 free route guides to choose from and free guided rides where I will happily show you my favourite trails.

I am also available as a guide for hire and, should you wish to improve your riding skills, I have a number of skills training courses that could suit your needs.

I hold MBL and Night Riding MBLA qualifications. I am also REC 1st Aid qualified and insured by British Cycling.


Flattyres-MTB Clothing

Vinyl Bear, a local North Wales company, have produced some fantastic Flattyres-MTB clothing. There is a hoodie and male / female wicking T-shirts to choose from, which look good both on and off the bike. You can buy them HERE.

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