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We offer Mountain Bike skills courses for all abilities, guided mountain bike riding in some of the best terrain in the UK, and maintenance courses tailored to suit your needs.

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Secret trails abound in Wales
About to head down with the sun.
Maintenance Course at Bala
Welsh Cycling Go-Ride session at the Marin Trail
Into the dark.....Night Riding.
Hidden Gems.
Skills, games, and fun with the ATC at Coed y Brenin.
Beautiful, beautiful Wales.
A happy coaching session with Thurlaston Church Group!
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A RAF student pinning it at Coed y Brenin.
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Core Skills course
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5.0
Enjoyment Factor 
 
5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
Skills Progression  
 
5.0
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5.0

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Great 3 hour session Core MTB skills course with Steve! Myself and 2 other women on the course didn't know each other, but Steve's relaxed nature and good humour made it easy for us to cycle together, understand each other's motivations for doing the course and comfortable sharing what made us nervous! Steve took time watching each of us, but without making us feel pressured - and gave good advice tailored for each of our individual needs. Tackling the trails on my own immediately afterwards, I already felt much more confident and in control just from those few hours training. And the follow-up information by email is great to ensure I don't forget to keep putting it into practice!
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None - even the multiple times we had to push our bikes uphill to practice going down the berms again and again seemed fun!
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Beginners course
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4.6
Enjoyment Factor 
 
5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
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3.5
Location 
 
5.0
Thank you for a great morning.

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As a really inexperienced mountain biker I signed up for Steve’s beginners course at Coed Y Brenin. I was apprehensive about what to expect, but had a great time. We were a small group and Steve had really taken on board the information we’d given him beforehand to tailor the morning to us. I felt that the course was pitched at just the right level, giving me challenge without going too far- I’ve now got lots to practise!!! The follow up information will be really helpful with this! I would highly recommend a course with Wheelism- great value for money and I hope to do another course with Steve soon!
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Absolutely none- Steve even ensured the sun shone!!!!
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Marin trail guiding
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

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Great set up from the start. When planning the trip Steve was very helpful in ensuring that we had the best trails suited to our ability. His knowledge of the local area was amazing and ensured that we had a great day. Great tips all along the trails and by the end of the day I had a new found confidence to hit anything on the trails. Can’t wait to get back up that way for another adventure.
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Great experience
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

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I booked in some sessions on a holiday 2 year ago now and never got around to leaving a review but the quality of the experience shines through even now.

The sessions were much cheaper than I thought they would be considering they’re one to one, especially with an experienced biker. He gave me many useful mountain biking tips that I still use and I can’t lose the advice as he sent it in an email, and the list was long and detailed. This is useful as sometimes I need to refresh my knowledge on some of the lessons. We gave him an extra £10 because my mother and I thought the price was too little but Steve came back and gave us £5 in the form of a mug which has been a nice souvenir and we still have it today.

Just before setting off to one of the sessions a bird came and landed on the frame of my mountain bike and looked at me curiously. Whilst we were sitting, Steve treated it as though it was a pleasant regular occurrence, showing he clearly has some secret when it comes to Disney princess like abilities.

I forgot my new water proof marmot coat (from England) and Steve kindly emailed saying we’d left it at the mountain bike facility so that we wouldn’t panic and lose it permanently. Because of Steve I remained much dryer on the holiday and much less scalded than I otherwise might have for which my unweather beaten backside and I are very thankful for.

Good sense of humour and knows how to crack a joke if the time is right.
Had a very good time on the slopes, learning and doing daring new activities whilst viewing the excellent Welsh countryside. If nothing else it was a great experience.
Thank you Steve.
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There weren't any points that weren't good.
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Intermediate Coaching
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5.0
Enjoyment Factor 
 
5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
Skills Progression  
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0

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Steve is kind, friendly, dedicated, loves his work and most importantly he cares. You can take it as read that you will learn sthg and improve but what you might not expect, and I hope I don't make a rod for his back, is the follow up email of 1000+ words reviewing the session. Immense customer care. Hope to see again soon.

The bonus is one of the best trail centres in the country - Coed yr Brenin.
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Coming back from operations
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4.6
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5.0
Value For Money 
 
4.5
Skills Progression  
 
4.5
Location 
 
4.5
In the last year I have had to have a lot of operations including joint replacements and my surgeon recommended cycling as a good low impact sport. Its been quite a while since I have ridden a bike in anger, so I was looking at some coaching to regain confidence on a bike as well as improve my technique. Both these goals were met and exceeded. A great session has left me itching to get out again.

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Patient, knowledgeable, excellent at explaining. Great Guy
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None
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Coaching session at Coed-y-Brenin
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5.0
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5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
The gains made from the coaching given by Steve is way better value than spending on kit. Would recommend Steve without hesitation if you want to bring on your riding.

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<div>Clear advice and instruction that noticably improves confidence and speed as we practiced. This was the second session that my son and I have booked with See. Both of our technique improved so much after last year's session that we booked again this year. We were not disappointed as we both built upon the progress we had made since last year and went on to explore the next level.&nbsp; Steve also showed us a fantastic bit of older singletrack using his intimate knowledge of the forest.&nbsp;&nbsp; Detailed feedback written up and emailed promptly to aid memory after the session.</div>
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<div>Pouring rain, couldn't be helped.&nbsp;</div>
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DP
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Bike Maintenance Course
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5.0
Enjoyment Factor 
 
5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
Skills Progression  
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Have a go.

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<div>Steve has a well equipped, spacious and practical faciitiy in his old school house to demonstrate and allow novices like me to watch and have a go at everything from setting gears and brakes to putting in new brake cables and bottom brackets.<br /><br />All the tools are provided and the spares are available which means you can have a go at whatever you want to on your bike.<br /><br />Steve gave plenty of advice and tips as to how to check and prepare your bike, what spares to carry on rides and what is required to set up your own maintenance shop at home.<br /><br />Would highly recommend if you want to either gain the knowledge of what to do to maintain your bike or have the confidence to have a go.</div>
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Yes
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Bike maintenance training
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4.5
Enjoyment Factor 
 
4.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
Skills Progression  
 
4.0
Location 
 
5.0

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<div>Steve provided excellent training for couple of complete novices who plan to ride the Lon Las in few weeks time. We assume nothing goes wrong when cycling unfortunately things do e.g broken chain on road to over to Tregaron in pretty isolated area, luckily training had taken place the previous week, we fixed with quick link and went on our way after 15mins ..............this would not have been possible prior to the training. To bed the training plan to replace chain-rings, cassette and chain in next few days.</div>
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PM
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Wheely brilliant!
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5.0
Enjoyment Factor 
 
5.0
Value For Money 
 
5.0
Skills Progression  
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0

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6 of us all had an excellent day with Steve Beech at Coed-y-Brenin. Lots of useful tips and some intrepid riding. He is a star at bike maintenance as well, fixing a derailleur on the trail so we could all keep going. Gave plenty of feedback and photos after the event.
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None
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Yes
J&
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