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. These guided rides cover all the areas my route guides do in North Wales and the North West of England, including Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines.

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: Cilcain, Clwydian Range, North Wales
Starts at 7pm on Wed 28st Feb 2018:
This will be a ride of at most 10 miles on the trails around Cilcain. The route and distance will depend upon the weather and the amount of snow. The ride will start from the centre of Cilcain, near the White Horse pub, which should still allow for good access from the Denbigh road (map link).

Night Ride: Llangollen, North Wales
Starts at 7pm on Wed 7th Mar 2018:
This will be a ride of 10.5 miles on the great trails around Llangollen following my Llangollen Badi route. The ride will start from the short stay car park in the centre of Llangollen (map link)

Social Ride: Grizedale, The Lake District
Starts at 10am on Sun 18th Mar 2018:
This will be a ride of 17miles following my Grizedale and Parkamoor route. It's a route of great rocky riding starting with the man made mountain bike trails of The North Face Trail, before heading along the fells above Coniston Water for the fantastic Parkamoor descent into High Nibthwaite. Although this descent is the highlight the ones that follow don't disappoint and there's a real rock fest to finish. The ride will start at the Grizedale Visitor Centre car park (map link).

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 Remember

  • 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.