Mountain Biking Discovery Day
Posted on: 19/02/2019 at 10:19am
Event Date: Sunday 19th May 2019
Nant yr Arian: Visitor Centre Information | Mountain Bike Trail Information
A day dedicated to Mountain Biking as part of Aberystwyth Cycle Festival.
New to the sport
Want to try Mountain Biking?
Thinking of getting your kids or other family members into the sport?
Want to learn about mountain biking including:
> Advice on how to get started in the sport.
> Advice on choosing the right equipment & bike.
> Where to ride locally, local clubs, coaching or fitness?
Already a keen mountain biker
We have plenty going on for you including:
> View a selection of new 2019 bikes with some bikes available to demo.
> Learn about local clubs, MTB skills coaching and training.
> Meet, ride and socialise.
> Ride our (for one day only) pop-up trail routes.
The day features….
Pop up trails
For one day only, we add 2 new challenges, both route mash-ups that include MTB accessible local tracks with sections of Nant yr Arian’s way-marked trails. There will be a novice/family route and a route for more experienced riders. Ride them while you can.
‘Try an MTB for free’ sessions
Try a mountain bike for free around our short waymarked route. You will need to bring a current valid recognised form of photo ID (Photo Drivers Licence or Passport) that will be retain while you have the bike. (Limited bike/size availability). A helmet will be supplied but you will need to wear suitable clothing and shoes/trainers.
Frog Kids Bike Demo
There will be a range of ‘built in Wales’ Frog kids bikes available to try including their fabulous new kids MTBs.
These will include:
Frog 43 / Frog 48 / Frog 55 / Frog MTB 62 / Frog MTB 69 / Frog MTB 72
There will be staff on hand to tell you all about the bikes and assist with sizing. Parents will need to bring a current valid recognised form of photo ID (Photo Drivers Licence or Passport) that will be retain while the bike is on loan.
Learn and Discover
Coaching and Training
MTB Coaching – We’ll have PedalMTB on hand to talk about MTB Skills Coaching and Training and let you know what it can do for your riding. Their coaches will be running some free short coaching sessions to provide a taste of what skills coaching can offer. They’ll also have some short fun training sessions on trail-side maintenance, giving riders the chance to get hands-on with some essential bike fixes.
We’ll have Mountain Biking representatives from local cycling club Ystwyth CC on hand to talk about the club, their activities and how to get involved.
Bikes, Bikes, Bikes
Staff from Summit Cycles will also be on hand to offer help and advice on all things bike. We’ll have expert shop staff to offer advice on choosing a bike, clothing, equipment and accessories plus our workshop staff will be there to give you tips on bike care and maintenance.
We will update this page with more information about the event as it becomes available.
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