Intro to Bikepacking

Two Day Introduction to Bikepacking Course in the Peak District

Summary

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.

Intro to Bikepacking

Price From : £155.00 per person

Location : Peak District

Duration : 2 Days

Ratio : 1:6

Minimum age : 18

What's Included :
  • Complimentary Refreshments
  • Free Parking
  • Bikepacking luggage hire
  • Evening meal
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

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Highlights

  • Highly experienced and qualified bikepacking instructor
  • Small group size, with the chance for one-to-one tuition, advice and support
  • Overnight wild camping mini-adventure in a beautiful secluded spot
  • Bikepacking luggage and evening meal included
  • Bike and camping kit hire available

Course Overview

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.


We run this course on demand on a date to suit you for groups of between 1 and 6 participants. Pricing depends on group size, please contact us for a quote and for further details.

Course Outcomes

  • Gear: What to take and how to pack your bike
  • Bike skills: Loaded off-road riding on a two day ride
  • Basic bike maintenance
  • Navigation
  • Wild camping: what to do, where to sleep, how to make shelter
  • Fuel: Camp cooking and nutrition

Course Information

YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIKEPACKING COURSE


DAY ONE

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.


RIDE OUT

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.


DAY TWO

BREAKFAST - 16:30

RIDE BACK

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.

  • Where possible we encourage car sharing as part of this course.
  • Our training centre, The Adventure Hub is Carbon Neutral
  • Staff are trained to prolong the life of equipment used on this course, where it is possible to recycle equipment at the end of it's life, we do so appropriately
  • We operate in small teams to reduce our impact on the local area and stakeholders of the venues we use
  • We donate the value of 5% of all sales to The Pure Outdoor Foundation
  • We're only a 5 minute walk from Bamford station and encourage the use of public transport and provide free camping kit for anyone looking at camping locally and looking to cut down on luggage

FAQs

Start time: 09:30 - Finish time: . Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.

Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses with the exception of Mountain Biking and Winter Skills where the minimum age is 18 unless accompanied by a parent.

We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!

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