Guided Intro to Mountain Biking at Ashton Court

Wanted to try off-roading but been nervous about safely mountain biking? This introduction to mountain biking session will fill you with the confidence to take to the trails and get rugged with your biking!

One of Pedal Progression's qualified mountain biking instructors will guide you along the exciting mountain bike trails at Ashton Court.

You will be equipped with a high-quality hire bike before your mountain biking instructor will teach you how to handle off-road trails, giving you tips to riding safely whilst stunting so you can leave confident in your ability.

What to expect:

  • High-quality hire bike fit for mountain biking
  • A trained mountain biking instructor with you throughout the experience
  • Guidance around Ashton Court's bike trails
  • Tips for setting up your bike and advice on understanding trail grading and features

This is a winning combination of time in nature, the buzz of riding off-road and stunning views across Bristol and the Mendips. Guests always come away feeling great and inspired to get into this fun and fast-growing sport. Join them too!

Please note: You do not need to have been mountain biking before but you do need to be able to ride a bike. You should be fit enough to be able to go on a 30-40 minute bike ride at a leisurely pace.

Under 16s may be allowed if accompanied by an adult and able to ride and adult sized bike - please contact us before making the booking.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £35

What people are saying

Scott Taylor
Sep 2023

I had a great time, thank you.

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Claire Hatvany
Mar 2023

Ollie the guide was great, we were lucky to be able to buy gloves - on cold days obvs quite impor...

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Evie Martin
Mar 2023

Really fun experience and great instructor!!

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How to get there


  • Adult changing
  • Baby changing
  • Family friendly
  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Do not attend the session if you have symptoms of Covid19
  • All activities take place outside
  • All hire equipment is regularly sanitised
  • Hand gel is provided to customers
  • All activities and process has been risk assessed to fall inline with government guidance and legislation

On the day

  • Please arrive to our shop 10 mins before the session is due to start
  • The shop is called Pedal Progression and is located behind the cafe building
  • Please wear sports/ comfortable clothing & bring a waterproof if rain is forecast
  • Please bring water
  • There is pay and display parking on site

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Pedal Progression

Pedal Progression is located in the beautiful Ashton Court Estate, just a stone's throw from Bristol city centre. They offer mountain bike hire, coaching and new rider experiences. Immerse yourself into their exciting network of off-road trails, suitable come rain or shine. This host combines the wonderful benefits of being outdoors and connecting to nature with adventurous classes for all.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Pedal Progression.