Guided Rides & Instruction

Bespoke days & coaching 

If you'd prefer not to join a public group, you'd like a one to one / two to one session designed just for you, or you have a group with specific requirements then our bespoke days are what you're looking for. We'll work with you to develop a session plan ahead of the day so we can quickly focus on the riding at hand. Prices starting from £40 for 1.5 hours 121 coaching. Female instructors are also available. 

Guided Rides

Our Guided Rides get you straight to the best riding with a guide who knows the area like the back of their riding glove! There's no messing around with maps or blindly following a waymarked trail only to find out that it's too easy or too hard for you or your group. The rides are designed to take in the best bits of the forest with a mix of trails and can quickly take account of group ability to maximise the enjoyment and the challenge. You'll pick up plenty of skills and tips along the way to help with control and confidence and you'll even learn a bit more about the forest and surrounding area. If you don't know your spokes from your sprockets and have the odd mechanical along the way you'll be in good hands with your very own personal mechanic. Our rides are an ideal way to get to know your way around too so if you're here for a week, you'll be off to a great start. The rides come in two different flavours, each offering a unique and distinctive experience. Prices start from £8 pp, call us know for a quote!

Forest Rides

Our 3h Forest Rides are designed to give you real flavour of what Dalby Forest has to offer. The rides will contain a mix of fire roads, blue routes, red routes and even the odd cut through designed to get you straight to the best bits. We can avoid the tougher climbs (or find them if that's your thing!) and show you a whole different way of riding sections of the forest in a way you would never find with the standard trail map! Forest Rides are for a maximum of 12 riders and are priced at £139.95 for a 3h morning or afternoon session. 

Wild Rides

Our 4.5h Wild Rides are designed to take you out of the confines of the forest onto some wild moorland terrain where the trails have been designed by nature rather than a man with a shovel. They offer a more challenging environment but with the guidance and experience of a qualified leader so you're always in safe hands. You'll start off with a warm up through the forest and quickly head out onto the North York Moors which is one of the best mountain biking areas in the UK. The ride will take in some breathtaking scenery, some challenging climbs, technical terrain and some long fast descents before you head back through Dalby on a few choice sections to finish. Wild Rides are for a maximum of 12 riders and are priced at £199.95 for a 4.5h session with a morning start.

Schools and Corporate bookings

School and corporate group rides are a major part of what is on offer at Dalby Bike Barn and a regular part of our business. If you're responsible for a group of children or employees then you'll know the importance of safety and good practice whilst at the same time creating an environment that provides challenge and development. When dealing with Dalby Bike Barn you are in safe hands. From a fixed base andas the approved provider in Dalby Forest we have fully risk assessed our rides and have robust operational procedures including dealing with events like emergency access and late returns. Our rides are perfect for schools and organisations who need to make sure that a thorough risk benefit analysis is in place. We also deliver sessions that include 'Aims and Games' designed to aid individual and group development. Room hire, refreshments and lunch can be arranged for an additional charge and of course bike hire is an option so you can just turn up and ride!

Stag and Hen parties

We also offer bespoke rides for family groups, friends, club groups and stag or hen parties. Just ask us and we'll put together package for you.

Booking Process: Please call 01751 476633 or mail to book a place or to obtain a quote for a booking. For bespoke or multi activity days or for anything that isn't advertised just call or mail and we'll be happy to put together a unique experience for you.