Ben is a fully qualified Mountain Bike Guide with British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Leader Award. He also has Scottish MBLA Trail Cycle Leader & Mountain Bike Leader qualifications and is an Activity First Aider. As a registered British Cycling guide, he recently completed and passed his assessment for the new British Cycling Level 3 guiding qualification so is now one of the highest qualified guides in the country. He is fully insured so you can be safe in the knowledge you'll be receiving quality guiding.

Here at the shed we are not just bike mechanics, we can also help with your riding skills. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner we are here to help. Or if you have been wanting to get your family or friends into mountain biking but did not want the responsibility of getting them round the trails then give us a shout. You can come for a ride in the valley and have the comfort knowing that they are safe and learning new skills. Then you can meet up afterwards and chat about your day.

If you are a regular visitor to the Afan Valley trails but now want to take a ride off the beaten track, Afan has lots to offer. Our guides can take you over hills and dales, up and down valleys, through streams and past wind farms where you can take in the dramatic changes in the scenery from the recent felling. There are awesome views of the valleys from the Baulch, Little Switzerland and a fantastic days ride over the top to the new trails in the Garw valley.

We can take care of groups or one to one sessions. Why not give a friend or relative a lesson voucher as a present and see if they enjoy the sport as much as we do. Also we can give trail cycle mechanics tips so that if you have a problem out on the trail, then you know how to get home. Or why not take advantage and learn some home mechanics skills so you can look after your own bike so it runs smoother and lasts longer, which is great if it also saves you money in the long run.

Fully insured and qualified, half day lessons start from £65 for 1-2-1 instruction.

Riders 1 2 3 4 5 6 7+
Half Day £65 £80 £100 £130 £160 £180 Call for price
Full Day £130 £150 £170 £190 £210 £230 Call for price

Prices are per group and a deposit will be required to secure booking.
If you are a whole family wanting to start riding or prefer a ladies only group, we can cater for this.
Special prices are available for families where for each child, a parent gets free tuition.
Discounts are available for bigger group bookings and on bike hire with your lesson.