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Mountain biking in Surrey Hills for novices (grade 1)

  • Location Guildford
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Price from £55.00
  • Cycling
  • Learn new skills
  • Adrenaline fix
  • Microadventure


A guided ride for people looking to get into mountain biking with fun, rolling trails, all within a stone's throw of London.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Day 1

Some of the best mountain biking in the south-east of England is to be found in the Surrey Hills.
This entire area South of Gomshall is an absolute rabbit warren of trails on which we can spend the day developing your confidence, improving your skills and generally having a blast.
This is a Wilderness Weekends grade 1 ride. This means it's not got any significant technicality (i.e. balancey or tricky stuff), all features can be rolled over and do not require you to jump. In simple terms, it's a day's ride that will require a decent level of fitness and be reasonably comfortable on a bike but no experience of bike trails are necessary.
Mud can be an issue on certain trails but if you have a reasonable set of tyres (wider than 2" with knobbles) you should find it great fun rather than sinking to the axle.
We also have grade 2 and 3 rides on our website ( if you think you'd like something more technical.
Komoot have a really useful trail terrain scale which I will use to describe the difficulty of the trails we use. Have a look at the link below before reading on.
Using the above scale the trails you will take during a grade 1 ride are:
S0 Trails Trails void of or with few difficulties. Mostly wider paths comprising compacted gravel or solid earth. Roots, rocks and uneven ground is not to be expected.
S1 Trails Trails comprising mostly compacted gravel or solid earth with some flat roots and smaller rocks. The surface may become loose at times and periods of stand-up riding may be required to overcome obstacles.
If you are familiar with trail park grading these trails would rank as mostly green with some low end blue.

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment First aid kit, General bike tool kit, Group shelter and emergency equipment, Qualified mountain bike guide/coach, Navigation equipment

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing A light warm jacket
  • Waterproofs A rain jacket
  • Food Protein and carb rich snacks (stuff you can nibble on quickly). Packed lunch (something sizeable and decent to attack halfway through)
  • Drink Water bottle
  • Other The kit you must bring with you are: Small rucksack for the day, Essential kit for grade 1 (non negotiable stuff), Helmet, Tyres wider than 2" with nobbles (no slicks or road tyres), Bike in fully working condition. Small rucksack for the day.


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.


Starting point:

GU5 9NU, Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom




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