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Pedal Progression

Ashton Court Cycle Hub, Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road, Bristol, BS8 3PX

Tel: +44 (0)117 973 1298

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Pedal Progression in the forest


***Please note: Visit Bristol are in the process of updating our pages with the most up to date information, as and when businesses reopen. Please see individual websites and social media for the most up to date information before you plan a visit.***

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.

They have bikes to suit riders from 4’4” right up to 6’6”. Their bikes are perfect for tackling everything the local mountain bike trails have to offer but are equally at home, comfortable and efficient for riding the less extreme, gravel tracks, river paths and cycle routes that criss cross the local area.

For corporate team building activities, entertaining clients, youth, school and charity groups they can offer guided rides and instruction to suit your requirements. If you want to challenge your team, support relationship building among peers or simply take a group out for a new fun experience, they can provide everything need – bikes, helmets, fully insured and qualified instructors, trained in outdoor first aid, trail side repairs and mountain bike navigation techniques.

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.

Pedal Progression  offer groups the chance to let off steam or just enjoy a gentle pedal around the beautiful Ashton Court estate. Find out more about group sessions here

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Opening hours during Summer Time – Monday to Friday 10 - 5, Saturday/Sunday 9 - 5.

Opening hours during Winter Time – Tuesday to Friday 10 - 5, Saturday/Sunday 9 - 5 (closed Mondays in winter)

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information


  • Café - Council run cafe, next to hire centre and on the estate at the mansion house.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Yes – minimum height for hire bikes 4’4”

Establishment Features

  • Equipment/clothing available for hire
  • Experience level - advanced
  • Experience level - beginner
  • Experience level - intermediate
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre - 2 miles from City Centre/Harbourside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Council pay and display – currently £1.20 for the day



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • 245olliep
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Sunday morning mountain biking
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th July 2020
    Great bikes and great trails. Thoroughly enjoyed even on a hangover! The trails have a good balance of uphill and downhill! Read full review
  • Bigmc1965
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Mountain Bike Tutition
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th July 2020
    From the minute I arrived to finishing my 1-2-1 tuition 3 hours later I couldn't have asked for more. I was contacted the day before my lesson to discuss my ability and what I wanted from the... Read full review
  • paulsZ4319WZ
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Good higene measures good bikes
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th July 2020
    They disinfected every part of the bikes that they touched. Bike was im good condition, higher end hard tails. Nice staff. Read full review

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