Residential Courses from £485 Whether you are completing your Gold DofE or want to learn new skills, anyone aged 16 to 25 years of age can join our residential program, they will give you knowledege of the industry and the skills to show clients or class mates how to ride, behave and respect the areas we ride through.
Residentials are designed to bring individuals together, gain confidence with social interaction and make decisions with a new like minded group of people. Our instructors will make everyone feel welcome and through introductions and games make everyone feel at ease. We hope that you will walk away from the week with a new group of friends. Our residentials are open to any young person aged 16 to 25. If you are undertaking the Gold DofE Award, your residential will fulfil all the criteria for the Gold Residential section. However, you do not have to be completing your DofE Award to join us.
Duration: 7 days Whether you are new to outdoor activities or have some experience, these residentials will move your skills to the next level. You will experience and gain an understanding of various aspects of mountain biking, from
You will also complete a one day first aid course and gain GO MTB level 2 to 5 certificates. There will also be an option to stay an extra day to gain the full Outdoor First Aid certificate, which will incur a small additional fee and will be dependant on numbers.
Some examples of courses are below but if you have a specific aim in mind then this can be provided as well.
Day 1 - Introductions, basic bike skills coaching Go MTB training Day 2 - Sustainable riding why is it important, camp craft and Go MTB training Day 3 - Bike maintenance and Go MTB training Day 4 - Single track rides with and without packed bikes. Go MTB assesments Day 5 - First aid and route planning. Day 6 - Kit check and final questions, ride to wild camp, discuss sustainable use of the area. Day 7 - Leave camp return to base, unpack and debrief. There is an option of an extra day to gain the full Outdoors First Aid certificate
Day 1 - Introductions, basic bike skills coaching GO MTB. Day 2 - Trail Building the issues with natural trails and how to make them sustainable, maintain some trails. Day 3 - Bike maintenance and GO MTB training Day 4 - Single track rides with coaching Day 5 - Outdoor first aid, navigation exercise Day 6 - Skills improvement on single track, Go Mtb assesments Day 7 - A mountain experience, weather permitting
Day 1 - Introductions, basic bike skills coaching GO MTB training Day 2 - Inputs Caparcaillie Prodject at Carrbridge, bike coaching and ride the trails at Carrbridge Day 3 - Bike maintenance and GO MTB training, introduction to DMBinS and National Access Forums guide for Unauthorised Trails. Day 4 -Trail Building the issues with natural trails and how to make them sustainable, maintain some trails. Day 5 - Single track rides with coaching on the trails maintained. Day 6 - Inputs SNH - Burnside and why it works, ride some trails Day 7 - Bike skills, single track and Go Mtb assesments
What is include
Comprehensive expedition joining information accessed through your online account - immediate access upon booking and payment;
All accommodation and camping fees
Food which will be either cooked for you or provided for you to cook
Supervision from qualified instructors throughout;
Other agencies who will provide inputs
What do i need to organise
Transport to and from Badaguish - full directions and advice provided in your joining information including public transport options;
Personal equipment - full kit list provided for you and the chance to hire any items that you need from us in advance of your expedition, such as bikes and bike packing bags;
Any camping food - full details of what you need to bring is included in your joining information. There are shops in nearby Aviemore or you can get food delivered to the centre
The cost is £485 for each participant and we will need a minimum of 10 to run a residential. Most meals will be provided with the exception of camping food as this is a good exercise in self sufficiency and how to plan for an over night trip. We will have some dried food but would encourage participants to think about their own and their teams requirements. Some of the suggested residentials have first aid included. This is a basic first aid at work qualification but there is an opportunity to stay an extra day and complete the full out door first aid course for an extra £70 which would include accommodation and food