Do I need a helmet?
Wearing a cycle helmet is mandatory throughout the tour. Helmets, which have been especially selected for their lightweight quality, comfortable fit and ventilation are included. They are perfect on long grinder climbs, and have the latest Helmet MIPS technology (MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is a leading slip-plane technology inside the helmet designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts).
Do I need experience?
Cycling of all kinds has its dangers and accidents can happen from time to time. Please ensure that you are properly prepared for the riding you are going to undertake, with a good level of fitness and off road cross-county riding experience is essential. Riding with confidence on hard pack loose gravel with down hill technical sections (our tours are not for the novice rider, and over 18 only)
Travel insurance is essential, with additional cover for Mountain Biking for five days or more, for cross-county riding, on off road tracks that are non-specific mtb trails.
Can I bring my own bike?
If you prefer the familiarity of your own bike, you may of course bring it along. We ride mainly on hard pack surface with loose gravel & down hill rocky technical section. We would recommend full suspension Trail type bike. Please make sure a proper servicing is done before the trip and carry along all necessary parts/equipments your bike requires.
Any clients bringing their own bike should ensure they have adequate cover for loss, damage or theft under their travel, home contents or a specialist insurance policy. We will take all reasonable care to ensure the safety of your bike, in the rare event of loss, damage or theft you will need to claim under your own insurance policy.
Can I bring my own extras?
You may like to bring your own pedals and saddle if it is your preference, however, please note that you are responsible for your own equipment, and removing your saddle/pedals at the end of the trip. We cannot guarantee the return of any bike parts left behind.
Padded cycling shorts, breathable clothing, and a lightweight waterproof/windproof top for the winter months.
What should I bring with me?
- Hydration pack with minimum 2 litre fluid capacity and additional pockets for essentials (snacks, phone, camera, suncream)
- Energy bars and Electrolytes (electrolyte tablets or powder drinks supplement)
- Several cycling shorts with a quality chamois (padding)
- Several cycling jerseys
- Lightweight waterproof jacket (winter months)
- Sunglasses / eye protection
- Sunscreen (30-50 SPF)
- Insect repellent (summer months)
- Cleated shoes and pedals (if you prefer to use your own).