Bikepacking; strapping equipment and supplies to your bike and going off for a ride that lasts a few days. The beauty is that you can do it anywhere, even riding straight out of your own back door you’re likely to have an adventure finding things you never knew were there. We'll show you how to start.
On our two day Intro to Bikepacking course we'll show you all the basics you need to know to facilitate you getting out on your own adventures: gear choice and how to pack, loaded off-road riding, trailside bike maintenance, route planning and navigation, shelter and where to sleep, and (all importantly) nutrition.
We'll kit you out with all the bikepacking luggage you'll need to carry your stuff on your bike and, if required, you can also hire a bike and all camping equipment from our hire fleet .
You'll spend both days on your bike, learning through practise, and will spend the night at a secluded wild camping spot for the full Bikepacking experience. Before you have even finished the two days you'll be planning your own future adventures.
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIKEPACKING COURSE
9:30 - BEDTIME
ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB
In the morning you'll meet your instructor at the Adventure Hub and, over coffee, you'll talk briefly about the aims of the course and your own aspirations. You will move on quickly to cover the key skills and knowledge you need before you head out: what kit to take, how to pack the bike, basic trailside maintenance and route planning.
You'll then head out into the Peak District at a gentle pace with plenty of stops - you'll spend the day riding off-road, going through skills and techniques before finishing up at a beautiful secluded wild-camp spot in plenty of time to set up before it gets dark.
BREAKFAST - 16:30
After you've enjoyed a night sleeping under the stars, you'll pack up and slowly cycle back, enjoying the scenic views of the National Park along the way. There will be time to cover any other skills that you want to learn about and you can choose from easy or more challenging routes back! You’ll probably stop at a cafe in the early afternoon before arriving back at base, where you'll unpack and get the chance to ask any final advice and tips. After that you're free to head home or carry on exploring!
You will need a well serviced and suitable mountain bike (and helmet). Bike hire options are available from £55 for 2 days. We'll provide all the bikepacking luggage to strap to your bike as part of the course.
You'll also need lightweight camping equipment. Those used to backpacking with a 60-70l rucksack should have most of the relevant kit. If required we can hire you everything you need so that you'll just have to turn up with a sleeping bag and suitable clothes. Please arrange this with us prior to the course.
However if you're unsure about anything, bring it anyway because we'll be discussing kit choices at the start of the course and will have a spares to hire out on the day if necessary.
All abilities welcome, some general cycling experience necessary.
Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.
Price : £170.00 per person
Location : Peak District
Duration : 2 Days
Ratio : 1:6
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