Available for all riding abilities from those new to mountain biking through to hardened riders wanting to try something new and try their hand at e-biking. Whether you’re looking to get into e-biking or get the best out of your own e-bike we will cover the following aspects:
Here at True North Adventures we have been involved with e-biking for a while, from setting up the first e-bike guiding company to working with Lapierre and Haibike in testing and demonstrating bikes at large events.Our guides and coaches have been using and racing e-bikes in the UK and abroad with great results.
We also use e-bikes to great effect to improve our riding technique that is directly transferable to traditional mountain biking. We’ve found that our technique and results have improved from riding a e-bike as all body movements and inputs have to overemphasised due to the weight of an e-bike. Once you switch back to a traditional bike those same inputs feel massive and make more sense .
Which ever you look at it, whats not to love about them, blast up the hill only to get more runs on the descents, its practice however you look at it.
We have developed our own private skills course with a number of dedicated features (rock gardens, drop offs, jumps and series of table tops), teaching you confidence in body positioning and weight transfer, approach, mid-air and landing and allowing you to transfer this skill onto the natural terrain and tackle in a more relaxed manner.
Once we’ve gone through the skills we’ll get out on a natural ride to utilise those new found skills and the e-bikes to the max.
There are so many amazing routes we have access to in the Peaks, so whether you are an individual or a group, we want to ensure the route is suitable for your fitness and technical ability.
We want to make sure everyone has an amazing time and experience and develops their confidence in a controlled way, and that all the group ride within their ability and comfort zone.
Each of our routes are assigned a technical and fitness grade so your able to assess if the adventure is right for you, it also allows us to plan the best route and ensure all riders are on a similar level when out riding together.
The colours signify the technical diffculty of the route or adventure, just like a trail marker or ski piste.
If you are relatively new to the sport or looking to improve after a while out you should seek out GREEN and BLUE routes .
For intermediate and advanced riders after more challenging trails and routes then look for our RED or BLACK routes
The bars signify the physical difficulty in climbing or distance, as we offer e-bike adventures the route will be as challenging technically but will be easier on a fitness level as you’ll be assisted.
1 Bar: Physically easy, generally flat routes with the potential for rolling terrain. Less than 500 meters climbing distance varies between 10-15km
2 Bars: A slight increase in difficulty than that of a 1 bar route, possibility of additional climbing with a duration between 1-2 hours
3 Bars: Much harder, a route graded with 3 bars will be good undertaking. Expect between 2-5 hours out on the bike depending on route and between 800-1500m of climbing
4 Bars: The HARDEST routes we have in the Peaks. You’ll be climbing over 1500 meters and will be out between 4-8 hours depending on the route.