From the Start
Established in 2010 by two passionate mountain bikers, WyeMTB aims to educate, encourage and enhance mountain bike participation in and around the Wye Valley, South Wales and the Forest of Dean. Offering expert mountain bike coaching and guided rides in the area, we are also the leading provider of the British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award scheme.
WyeMTB is based in Monmouth, Wales, and has been identified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With vast rolling hills and thick forests stretching across the area, Monmouth has rapidly become a hotspot for mountain biking and a wide range of outdoor activities from kayaking, walking and rock climbing.
Our Team is headed up by co-owner David Windebank (BSc), a Level 3 MTB Guide and Tutor, a Level 2 MTB coach and trainee Level 3 MTB Coach. Windy has been coaching and guiding for over 15 years, and previously ran the an outdoor education course at a local FE college.
He is supported by co-owner Gareth Sheppard (BSc, MBA), also a Level 3 MTB guide, Level 3 Tutor and Level 3 MTB Coach. Gareth was Performance Manager for British Cycling and an ex-elite cyclist. Gareth also runs Ace Bicycles Monmouth and Pedalabikeaway.
As registered training providers of the British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award, we offer full instruction and assessment for all levels of the award: Level 1 for outdoor activity centres, Level 2 for aspiring leaders, Level 3 for advanced leadership, and the new night riding award.
As British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Coaches, we offer coaching from the complete beginner to expert. Age or ability is no barrier to enjoying the sport that we love so much! We offer group coaching sessions on a weekly basis and bespoke 1-2-1 coaching sessions on request.
We have decades of experience within the mountain biking industry. If you want some technical advice to develop standard operating guidelines, then just drop us a line and we will be happy to provide this to you.
Whether you’re looking to gain a formal qualification in mountain biking, improve your bike skills, or perhaps you’re after an unforgettable mountain bike adventure with friends and family, we can cater for you. For more information and to enquire, feel free to contact us.