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Go mountain biking in the woods

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Go mountain biking in the woods


Pedal Progression offer high quality mountain bike hire, skills coaching and guided mountain bike rides from the beautiful Ashton Court. Just 2 miles from the historic floating harbour, you can jump on one of their bikes and enjoy some of the best purpose built mountain bike trails in the South West. As well as offering an adrenaline rush should you want one, out amongst the trees you'll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city and can soak up the best panoramic views Bristol has to offer.

Pedal Progression can design the perfect mountain biking skills session for you, your group or family. Their expert coaches have years of experience in teaching a huge range of core and advanced techniques to customers across the South West and beyond. Whether you’d like to focus on a key area such as technical climbing, jumping or downhill speed or just want to improve your enjoyment of the sport then they can help.

Where to Ride:

Flow through the forest on the Nova and Yer Tiz trails. These trails are a combined length of over 11K and offer hours of fun and adrenaline filled action. Both are blue graded (mountain bike beginner - intermediate) trails with optional red (for more experienced riders) sections, so suitable for mountain bike beginners whilst also providing challenges for more experienced riders.

Staying local but keeping it chilled, you can ride the numerous wide track forest paths around Ashton court and Leigh Woods. Look out for the local deer population and generally enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest. It’s just a 5 minute ride to get to the suspension bridge, a little further will get you to Clifton village and across for a ride around Clifton Downs.

If you want to go further afield, ride down through Leigh woods and jump onto the National Cycle Route 41. This is a peaceful cruise which meanders along the river Avon to Pill and then on to Portishead. You can experience some amazing views of the gorge, suspension bridge and maybe enjoy a pint and some lunch in some lovely local pubs along the way.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • hercules p
    Trip Type:
    A great day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th July 2019
    Super friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient staff, bikes in great condition, lots of different helmets to choose from, very well maintained trails - a great day out! Read full review
  • spencer n
    Trip Type:
    Hire of MTB
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th July 2019
    Recently hired a Marin Hard tail to ride Ashton Court & Leighs Wood. Decent enough bike to get around trails. Friendly service, decent price Read full review
  • Brett H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    The best day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th July 2019
    If you're looking for adventure, this is the perfect place to find it! The ease of the process of reserving a mountain bike online to the welcome and friendliness of the team at Pedal Progression... Read full review
Ashton Court Cycle Hub
Ashton Court
Abbots Leigh Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 973 1298

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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