Mountain Bike Cycle Camp
Off road cycling is a popular activity many enjoy, whether it’s a leisurely woodland ride out or more advanced Enduro and Downhill
Enjoying the fresh air in a countryside setting, with friends and family can be your preferred choice instead of cycling on road amongst the traffic.
There are many trail centres across the UK all offering some great routes of varying difficulty. Learning some new skills before heading off into the great outdoors can make the difference between having a good experience or an experience which may put your child off altogether!
Our Mountain Bike junior camp is all about how to ride off road according to the terrain and conditions. Our MTB Instructors use the fantastic MTB trails and off-road cycle routes throughout Waterdale, Drinkwater and Philips Park.
The graded cycle routes vary in skill level from green family and blue beginner routes. Once the participants are more confident in their ability towards the end of the week, we also ride some of the red trail sections at Philips Park.
Summer Mountain Biking Camp
PLEASE NOTE: This event is held at The Barn Countryside Centre, Philips Park, Park Lane, Whitefield, M45 7QJ
Monday 16th August to Friday 20th August
Does my child need any specific equipment to take part?
An off road bike with two working brakes and gears is required for this camp, BMX bikes are not suitable due to the terrain. A cycle helmet, MTB shin pads and gloves are useful but not essential (these can be hired from us in advance).
If your child’s bike needs repairing, our qualified mechanics can work their magic at a reduced cost to NCA customers.
Bring along suitable clothing, or a change of clothing for the weather conditions on the day.
Please provide a lunch, snacks and a drink.
Is there a local MTB club my child can join?
Yes, NCA are in the process of setting up a community MTB Club at Philips park called Black Dog MTB. There is an adult and junior section. The club will organise mtb activities in the park and trips to trail centres in Wales and the Lake District. There is also a volunteer group who help to maintain the trails.
What COVID-19 precautions are in place?
The participants will be in groups of no more than 4/6 at a time, all our safety equipment and bikes are sanitised twice a daily.
Our classroom is sanitised before participants arrive, we wipe down any surfaces likely to be touched. For example door handles, table tops, chairs.
The group will be with one Instructor at all times, and groups/staff will not mix. The course will be outdoors, except for lunchtime when the groups will be in different parts of the building.
What happens if I’m delayed when picking my child up?
We appreciate that sometimes things can go wrong, which will delay you from arriving on time. Please contact our staff on any of the landline or mobile numbers if you are running late. Leave a voicemail or text message at the least, as children can become distressed if they don’t know what’s happening. We allow 20 minutes for late pick ups, after that time we make a small charge to cover extra childcare as our staff also have homes to go to.