MTB Routes, Rides and Skills Training
in North Wales and the North West
Over 90 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.
Want to ride without wasting time on navigation, just able to enjoy great trails in stunning scenery? Then try my free Night Rides or a hire me for a 'Bespoke Guided Ride' tailored to your needs. With over a decade of guiding experience you'll be in good hands.
MTB Skills Training
The most important upgrade for your bike is you. Hone your riding skills on one of my 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.
Hi, I'm Colin, a mountain biker with extensive knowledge and experience of riding the hills and mountains of North Wales and the North West of England. I am also a fully qualified SMBLA guide and mtb skills instructor.
In my spare time I have been producing MTB route guides since 2002 and guiding MTB rides since 2005. This website contains over 90 free route guides and details of my free guided night rides where I will happily show you my local trails.
You can also hire me as a guide on a route of your choice with my Bespoke Guided Rides. Should you wish to improve your riding skills I also have a number of skills training courses that could suit your needs.
Why I'm Flattyres-MTB...
Early in my mountain biking career I had a ride where I punctured so much I even used up everyone else tubes. Not long after I was searching for a unique email address and the name 'flattyres' was born. It was a quick choice that turned out to have deeper meaning. Those flat tyres set me on a quest to find out why it happened and how to stop it. This lead on to finding out how to fix my bike when it broke. My yearning for knowledge then saw me head out into the hills to discover more trails. On the way I fell off a lot, so I worked on my skills. But never one to keep things to myself I wanted to pass this knowledge on and so began Flattyres-MTB.
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.