March 2020 update:

In 2017 and 2018, I ran two series of free guided rides to help open up the whole of Brechfa forest to more mountain bikers - the waymarked trails are only the beginning!

In 2019, this morphed into a free weekly group ride with a similar format, mixing up trail centre and off piste. We're now on something like 42 Sundays in a row. Everyone is welcome. Normally about 10-12 riders, but can be more than 20 when the weather is good. They're a friendly bunch of very mixed abilities, so don't be shy.  The rides take place every Sunday from 9.30 until about 12.30, normally from Byrgwm/Raven carpark. Sometimes there's cake. Visit the Brechfa Mtb Riders group on Facebook to see exactly where the group is meeting each week.

In 2020, I'm back to racing regularly so I won't always be around, but the group will ride every Sunday anyway, and they know all my secrets by now.

Otherwise, do feel free to contact me for bespoke guided rides and I'll do my best to give you a real adventure.

I might even create a proper website some time...

Anyway, back to 2017...


FREE guided rides in Brechfa Forest

This winter I am running some FREE guided rides in Brechfa Forest:

The Brechfast Club

Looking to ride with more speed and confidence?

Want to try riding natural tracks and conquer mud and roots?

Thinking about entering an enduro race?

Hone your skills on three FREE guided MTB rides in Brechfa Forest every third Sunday morning from 28 January…

… and then put it all together at Round 1 of the Welsh Enduro Series on 31 March riding as a team!

  • Each fully guided ride will last 2-2½ hours and cover 10-12 miles on a combination of trail-centre and natural tracks carefully chosen to test core skills such as braking, cornering, drops and line choice
  • Expect a proper flowing ride, not a repetitive coaching session
  • Starting at Byrgwm at 9.30 on 28 January, 19 February and 11 March
  • Welsh Enduro Series entry fee is £45


What do I need?

A properly working bike, helmet, suitable clothing, food and drink

Is this for beginners?


Hidden Brechfa

Discover tracks you never knew were there!

• A series of three magical mystery rides away from the trail centre with a fully qualified and insured MTB guide
• Meet at Byrgwm car park (start of the green and black trails) at 10 am
• Expect about 10 miles over 2 hours on the equivalent of red-graded tracks
• Spaces are limited so please contact epicrideswales@gmail.com to book ASAP

Sunday 12 November – Sunday 26 November – Sunday 10 December 7 January

What do I need?
A properly working mountain bike, helmet, suitable clothing, food and drink
Will I get wet and muddy?