DofE Mountain Bike Expeditions and Residentials Off The Grid MTB runs DofE expedition and residential mountain bike programmes for individuals, schools, groups and businesses. We are passionate about being all inclusive and are able to provide opportunities for anyone wishing to achieve an experience on a bike. All the courses are based out of Badaguish, which is a truly unique place, with the Cairngorm's National Park on its front door step. Accommodation can be provided from 12 -17 bed lodges, pods sleeping 4 and camping areas. On site facilities include secure bike and kit storage, drying room, shower and toilet blocks, kitchens and classrooms. We have experienced instructors, supervisors and assessors with years of experience in green class rooms around the UK and beyond. We can run expeditions else where if you want and have a variety of options for you to chose from.
If you really want to trek or canoe then we can provide this as well.
For Schools Off The Grid Mtb offers flexible DofE expedition programmes for Bronze, Silver and Gold participants. Our aim is to make the expedition section as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, with options that will enhance any planned journey through this amazing landscape. We will work with you and answering any questions you have and give you ideas to tailor your experience to meet your expectations and achieve the D of E requirements for the award you are aiming for. We enjoy what we do and this is evident in our delivery and approach to expeditions. There is a serious side but enjoying the experience and reducing stresses that participants might be experiencing is easy with our very experienced, friendly instructors. We have procedures in place that will provide peace of mind for group leaders and allow you to relax and enjoy a great expedition experience with your groups.
For Individuals We aim to bring individuals together on our open programmes for Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions and Gold residentials. Open programmes are perfect if your school doesn't run expeditions, you can't make your school or group's dates, you don't have a group to take part with or you fancy meeting new people while having an adventure. Our instructors are experienced at bringing people together, helping you to feel welcome and mentoring you and your team mates to success.
DofE for Young Adults and Trainees for Business DofE is the worlds best-known and most respected kite mark of youth achievement. No other activity offers such a rounded programme of personal development, which is why large businesses offer the DofE awards to their colleagues under 25. If you are an individual, trainee or worker over 18 and would like to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme then you can chose the award pathway that suits you. D of E have launched DofE Direct which is a new way to achieve your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; online and independently without the need to attend weekly sessions at a local DofE centre. You’ll be able to progress through your DofE activities in your own time with dedicated support from a DofE Leader via email and telephone. If you have not got a local DofE group nearby or the centre you’re currently at doesn’t offer Gold level, you can do your Gold DofE through DofE Direct too. DofE Direct is run through eDofE, the DofE’s online record system. By using eDofE you can access your account at any time, and add a range of evidence to demonstrate your completion of your sections. You will be supported throughout the process by a DofE Leader by phone, email and on eDofE and you can contact them when you need to. So, if you want to achieve your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, then DofE Direct might be for you!