Trail Rides Wales provide trail motorcycling in the remote and scenic mountains and valleys of Mid Wales. No offroad experience necessary; trails are roads!
Colin has been riding motorbikes for many years and has been teaching off-road motorbike riding for 20 years. In the past, he has competed in road racing, motocross, and enduros and assisted at the Hafren Dirt Bike Club events. He has worked for the Yamaha Off-Road Experience and E T Jamers, the KTM dealer in Rhayader. He enjoys track days on his Benelli Tornado Tre and touring on his Moto Guzzi Stelvio. He is restoring an Alfa Romeo GTV1750, so you can gather he likes Italian!
Marianne has been riding motorbikes for many years, both solos and sidecars, and has been teaching beginners and improvers since 1993. She is an active member of the Mid Wales Trail Riders Fellowship Group. As a change from trail riding, she races with Karen Lupton in the Formula Racing Sidecar Association's pre-injection championship on selected weekends in the summer, visiting various circuits in England, Wales and Scotland.
"Fantastic experience, wonderful people"
The trail experience exceeded my expectations. All equipment is provided and is reasonable quality. The trails range from simple beginner tracks to move advanced and then quite technical. Marrianne knows how to judge your skill level and provides instructions and experience to help you through. While I found some trails tested my nerves, I got through them all without mishaps. I used a GoPro to record most of the event and many of the helmets have GoPro mounts fitted by previous riders. The bikes are available each day and I rode to a local pub for dinner and wifi.