Mountain biking in Kinlochleven
Mountain biking in Kinlochleven

Participant notes for our Munro by MTB courses.

Our riding levels explained:

 

Level 1 ride:

 

Our level one rides are ideal for the first time Munro riders. If you are not sure if you will be fit enough or have the technical ability for a day like this, then this is a good level to start at. They will be approximately 4-5 hours long but anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be able to complete these rides. Technically, the riding will be on good open paths with not too many big technical features but there will likely be drainage bars and ditched to negotiate. If you are able to ride red graded trails then this would be a good level.

 

Level 2 ride:

 

Our level 2 rides are for fit riders with a reasonable technical riding ability. If you are out riding your bike 1-2 times a week and are descending reds confidently and trying black features, then this level is for you. The ride will be approximately 4-6 hours in length and will have more technical and natural sections.

 

Level 3 ride:

 

Our level 3 rides are either very technical rides, ideal for black graded trail riders or they are big days out on the bike that maybe 5-8 hours in length. They may include 2 or more Munros or cover a great distance. The kind of big adventure we all want to aim for.

 

What type of bike do I need?

 

Hardtail or Full suspension bikes will be suitable for all of our Munro by MTB course. Full suspension trail bikes will make level 2 and 3 rides more enjoyable as there will be some rougher ground to cross but are not essential.

 

What spare kit should I be carrying?

 

All participants should be carrying as a minimum:

 

  • a waterproof jacket (maybe waterproof trousers on the worse days)
  • spare warm clothes (reasonable for the expected conditions and time of year)
  • spare pair of gloves and a hat
  • a personal first aid kit (plasters and painkillers etc.)
  • a survival bag or blizzard blanket
  • spare brake pads for their bike
  • 1 or 2 spare tubes for their bike (27.5" tubes will fit any wheel size if in doubt.)
  • enough food to keep them going for the days riding

Email:

 

Scott@kirkhopemountainbiking.co.uk

 

Tel:

(+44) 07500029783

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