Bike Navigation Courses
‘What a great day. Really recommend Siôn. Learnt loads and a really nice guy to spend time with.’
Do you feel your map reading skills are holding you back when planning your next bike adventure?
Thinking of training as a MTB Leader & need to brush up on your Nav Skills?
Do you want to get to a few extra controls when competing?
Click on one of the option below for details & to book a place on one of our courses:
What – Reading a map whilst riding your bike can be quite different to doing it on foot, you cover the ground at vastly different rates and route choice over varying terrain is key. The course will aim to recognise these differences to help develop the skills that will allow you to get out onto the trails. As responsible riders we will start the course with a short module or how to limit environmental impact whilst out in the countryside, this will be followed by a session on Access, Public Rights of Way and Mapping. We will then look at the equipment and navigation techniques that you can use to help build your confidence and skill levels, whether you are racing on an Event or planning a big day out on your own.
Following the morning theory session, we will get out into the forest to practice the subjects covered in a natural setting and put your newfound skills into action.
Who – Courses will be limited to 10 places and will be pitched at those who have a base knowledge of map reading who want be more confident navigating with Ordinance Survey mapping whilst riding or those who want to improve their performance on the navigation events they currently ride. We will refresh many of the basic skills, such as orientating the map & locating you position. but it is defiantly not map reading for beginners. If you are interested in becoming a mountain bike leader in the future, this course will also help develop the skills needed for you to take people out onto the trails yourself.
As for your bike riding skills, again it is not aimed at complete novices, you should be comfortable riding off-road on bridleways and gravel forest tracks; you absolutely don’t have to be an enduro or down-hill ninja! Due to the nature of the riding it’s not suitable for road bikes, the most suitable mount would be a mountain or gravel bike. If you do not have a suitable bike you can hire one for the day.
Please ensure you are properly equipped for a mountain ride & read through the kit list below.
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Bike Hire can be arrange for approximately £35 per day for a standard MTB