Plas Y Brenin Powers Up With New Electric Mountain Bike Courses


Getting to grips with Snowdonia’s many mountain bike trails will now be easier with Plas y Brenin’s new e-Mountain Bike courses starting in September.

The popularity of e-bikes has seen an upsurge in those looking to explore more technical and demanding tracks. Plas y Brenin’s purpose-built bike centre includes a specialist workshop and on-site skills courses. So as well as heading out on amazing trails, participants will be able to practice on dedicated skills areas and wider tracks.

The E-Bike Essentials course will also provide riders with a dedicated action plan for their future riding journeys. Led by experienced instructor James Bruton, you can even try out the Specialized Turbo Levo eMTB before committing to buying your eMTB.

Going beyond the essentials course is a two-day E-Bike Snowdonia experience, taking in several of North Wales’s classic routes. This includes the stunning Gwydir forest, the breathtaking North Wales coastal routes, and the varied mountainous trails from the Plas y Brenin base. Access to the Martin, Penmachno and Coed y Brenin trail centres are nearby, including the Yr Wyddfa – one of the country’s most iconic mountain bike routes.

James Bruton, senior instructor for the E-MTB courses at Plas y Brenin, has over a decade of mountain bike leadership.

He said: “eBikes offer an enhanced experience for all levels of riders, and we’re pleased to be able to offer our new course for novices and existing riders alike. In addition, our dedicated workshop session will help new owners get to know their bikes, undertake safety and maintenance efficiently, and build confidence in their future riding.”


About Plas y Brenin

As a National Outdoor Centre, Plas y Brenin develops the people that create the outdoor sector – from instructors to centre managers to expedition leaders to NGB officers to policymakers. This includes developing inspiring coaches, instructors and leaders in adventure sports, be they volunteers or working professionally in the sector, to better support people, from all backgrounds to get active in the outdoors.

By hosting conferences, symposiums and meetings, we bring together practitioners from the UK (and beyond) to share learning, transfer good practice and raise standards. With a world-class reputation, this inspirational venue is also committed to helping individuals nurture their skills and confidence for independent adventures.

Owned by Sport England, Plas y Brenin is managed on their behalf by the educational charity, the Mountain Training Trust.

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