Mountain Biking

If you're looking to explore off road or improve your riding skills then you have found the right place to start

We are lucky enough to operate in one of the UK's best and most beautiful Mountain Biking regions - the Surrey Hills

We specialize in working with riders young and old, beginners and intermediates looking to improve their riding and enhance their MTB experience. We work with, individuals, small groups, families, schools and youth groups. A few hours with us will make all the difference. Full course details below.

Due to Government guidelines regarding Covid 19 we are delighted that we can now begin to offer private tuition to individuals or families & groups from within the same household.  The sessions we can offer are for stand up Paddleboarding & Mountain Biking.  We are still restricted to 1:1 sessions and household groups & are not currently permitted to run public group activities.

Skills in the Hills MTB Sessions

The SHAC Mountain Biking ‘Skills in The Hills’ course is available for individuals & groups from within the same household. The sessions last for 2 hours
Prices are as follows
1:2:1 session £144 inc VAT over 18 only
Friends and Family Group sessions for up to 6 people £249.00 Inc VAT under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent.
All bookings are through our office. Please get in touch at for further details or to make a private booking.
Gift Vouchers for sessions now available .

The SHAC 'Skills In Hills' MTB Development program

Developed to introduce riders to the trails in the Surrey Hills and install core skills that will help you stay safe yet enjoy the fantastic trails we have in the Surrey Hills to there maximum potential.

The program uses an 8 point riding development structure that was developed over a number of years and includes the following elements.

Head and body position

Feet positioning and lower body movement

Energy management

I Speed control and gear selection

Climbing / Descending

Transferring skills to single track trail riding

Section identification and observations (Entry/Section/Exit)

Bike and Equipment Safety Check

Happy Bikers!

We love hearing back from our clients. Here are some the latest customer reviews of our mountain biking sessions

Ingrid and Rutger Andree Wiltens- 5 stars 
Thank you Scott, for a fantastic introduction to mountain biking. Why did we not try this earlier?? Excellent tuition - clear, fun, safe - and then a cracking morning's ride up & down Holmbury Hill. Now that you have taught us the basics properly, a whole new world of exciting downhill momentum awaits us - we we can't wait! We couldn't have asked for a better start on a MTB. Thanks again.

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Francesca Biddle - Scott is a brilliant instructor, both Oliver and Monty had an incredible time and rated their morning with Scott 10/10 ! If your children are anything like mine and prefer to take cycling instruction from a non-parent (!) then Scott can deliver safety, fun and skills in one go. No surprises Oliver and Monty are begging for their next lesson!

Neil Mayall - Great instruction; lots of content but delivered in a relaxed and fun style. I learnt a great deal in just a couple of hours. And Skip was able to tailor the experience to stretch us just the right amount, adjusting the exercises for each participant to ensure everyone got the most from the session. Will definitely be coming back for more!

Richard Timperlake - Awesome day out.... A great Father's Day present - I have been mountain biking for years but never had any coaching like this - really improved my control of the bike, my speed downhill, particularly around the technical parts of the woods - all whist having a good laugh.....very highly recommend!

James Harper 5 star
Had a fantastic day on the MTB trails under Scott's tuition. Scott managed to give me,a complete mountain biking novice the skills & confidence to take on & thoroughly enjoy some great trails in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Scott's passion for the sport was very evident & his patient, informative tuition has certainly left me eager to get on a bike & back into the hills as soon as i can.

Tom Innes - 5 stars

Amazing afternoon mountain biking over Leith hill, such an advantage to have someone who knows where they are going and can also give you advice along the way, had a truly magnificent time would recommend your services and training to all and suggest for even experienced mountain bikers using you as a guide to learn the trails. thanks again and will definitely be doing again soon!!!!

Matty, Raff and Tom age 11!

Raff, Tom and I went on a two hour cycling lessen around the trails on Holmbury Hill.

We all would like to thank Skip for helping us improve our cycling skills. We would also like to thank him for helping us when we felt unsure about some of the trails. It was excellent the way he stopped and spoke to us when we didn't know what to do.

Before we started doing the trails Skip taught us how to get in our core position. He also taught us how to brake for when we are going down the hills on the trails. Because he did such good teaching, even if it was just for ten minutes, we all went down the trails with a confidence that we didn't have before.

We all think it was extremely good and enjoyable. Raff, Tom and I now feel much more confident about cycling. We now are not afraid as much as we were about going on steep narrow trails.

We would like to give Skip ten out of ten for being such a great leader!

Great birthday present from my wife. 5 Stars to her!

Subsequent to an accident whilst out riding my mountain bike on the trails amongst the Surrey Hills (it was my fourth ride out and I ran out of talent), my wife bought me a 2 hour skills voucher with Scott as a birthday gift. It has to be one of the best birthday presents I've ever had. Scott is a great guy and makes you feel at ease in no time. I was impressed with Scotts ability to articulate and demonstrate in such a way that it makes it very easy to understand what he is asking of you which means you get to maximum your time and ultimately maximum what you learn from Scott.

What I took away with me after my 2 hours was incredibly valuable. I quickly established that I've been doing it all wrong, right down to my positioning, my braking, my line of vision, pretty much everything. Thanks to Scott I now feel far more confident and far more comfortable on my bike, so much so that I feel I can now begin to explore the full potential of my bike and enjoy my time on the trails so much more. If you are new to mountain biking or if you are planning to take up mountain biking, I would seriously recommend that you buy some time with Scott and avoid making the same mistakes I made and get a head start by learning from a master instead of learning the hard way. Great job Skip and thankyou.

Anthony and Sarah Thornly:A day to remember!

I honestly can say I was a doubter about this when my wife booked it for me, but what a great day. After a couple of hours with Scott (skip) I was flying down some technical flowing single tracks with good drops and burms. In fact at this weekends mtb race I clicked fastest on strava downhill section for that day!! Just need to get faster up hill!!! I'm going back to SHAC for more!!

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