Guided MTB Rides

Let me show you my favourite trails

The Flattyres-MTB rides are a great way to experience my routes without referring to a map or GPS. That leaves you free to enjoy the trails and scenery, while relying on my years of experience being an MBLA qualified guide and instructor.

Free Guided Rides

I love sharing the trails I have found with others. To do this, as well as producing my route guides, I started my free guided rides. These rides take the form of a monthly Sunday Social Ride and weekly Wednesday Night Rides. The emphasis on these rides is about the getting out in the hills and having fun, with plenty of stops to have a chat and catch your breath. Details on these rides can be found below.

Bespoke Guided Rides

Want to ride with your family and friends on a ride tailored to your exact needs? I am available as a guide for hire to make sure you all have the best day out on your bikes. Full details are available on my Bespoke Guided Rides page.

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Social Rides

These rides are around 20 miles with the emphasis on getting out and having fun. Good basic mountain biking skills are necessary, but if you can make it around my Cilcain and the Vale of Clwyd route in under 4hrs, you should have no problems (that is not to say you will not be tired at the end). Max 20 Riders

Night Rides

These rides are based around the Clwydian Range and the Ceiriog Valley, with a variety of terrain suitable for a whole spectrum of riders, from those just starting out to the experienced. They start at 7pm and last for two hours with time for a quick drink at the end.

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Ride Details

Night Ride: Llangollen, North Wales
Starts at 7pm on Wed 11th Oct 2017:
This ride will be a ride of 10 miles on some of the great trails around Llangollen. The ride will start from the short stay car park in the centre of Llangollen (map link).
Night Ride: Cilcain, The Clwydian Range, North Wales
Starts at 7pm on Wed 18th Oct 2017:
This ride will be a ride of 11 miles on the Clwydian Range that include the Keegan's Lane descent. The ride will start from the view point car park below above Cilcain (map link).
Social Ride: Swaledale Social Weekend, Yorkshire Dales
Starts at 10am on 20th, 21st and 22nd Oct 2017:
For Octobers Social Ride I am going to start my yearly weekend away rides again. As I haven't been able to ride my Swaledale routes in the Yorkshire Dales for some time I am planning to ride them all again. On the 20th I will be riding my Fremington Edge route, on the 21st my Gunnerside Gill and Apedale route and on 22nd my Langthwaite and Reeth Moor route. You are welcome to join me on one, two or all of these rides. While all of these route guides start at Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel I am going to change them to start from the Dales Bike Centre. I am therefore going to be using the B&B accommodation of the Dales Bike Centre on the nights of Fri 20th and Sat 21st. Their accommodation consists of 3x2 bedded rooms and 2x4 bedded rooms. If you don't mind sharing the Dales Bike Centre has offered a 10% discount to anyone who books for both nights with the promotion code - flattyres 10. As well as being a great location for riding there is a good pub 2 mins walk from the centre. Obviously with the accommodation this will need some co-ordination so please email me if you wish to come along.

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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Ride Requirements

Want to come along

Then please Email me, giving your Name and Contact Phone Number (just in case of any last minute changes).

Please Remeber

  • No Helmet = No Ride
  • Your bike must be in a good, trail worthy condition
  • You will be required to sign a disclaimer. They are available on the ride.


Pictures of previous rides are available in the Gallery.