E-Bike specific skills coaching sessions that will improve your technical skills or gain increased overall confidence.

Bring your own e-bike or hire one of ours!!!

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:

  • The setup of an e-bike and the functions
  • Understanding all the modes and how to use the gearing appropriately
  • Utilising modes efficiently to increase battery life
  • How to handle the extra weight and speed
  • How to handle traction, especially on climbs and understanding body positions

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.

E-Bike Starter course

£55.00 per person

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  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Capacity: 6
  • Rider experience: You want to ride an E-Bike
  • Type of trails: Private skills course/Blue and Red graded route at end of day
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike included: No Hire bikes are available at extra cost.
  • You’re over eighteen
  • You’re curious over the new E-Bike craze and want to know more
  • You have an E-Bike and want to learn how to get the most out of this trick piece of kit.
  • You fancy hiring an E-Bike to see what all the fuss is about and find out how much fun they are.
  • You would like to gain more confidence and control
  • The best way to use an E-Bike
  • How to get more out of your battery
  • Routes particularly suited to E-Bikes
  • How to climb with control
  • How to corner safely
  • How to handle the extra speed and weight
  • How to control the traction
  • That E-Bikes are Rad!
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E-Bike Race Ready Course

£65.00 per person

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  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Capacity: 6
  • Rider experience: Regular mountain bikers
  • Type of trails: Red trails
  • Classroom session included: Yes – Informal session reviewing race videos to explain lines to take out onto the trail.
  • Hiring bike included: no
  • You are over eighteen
  • Your looking at entering your first e-bike race … yes you heard right!
  • Want advice from an ex professional racer and accomplished E-Bike Enduro racer to improve your skills and find out what racing on an ebike is all about.
  • Want to learn all the specific E-bike skills to make you a faster rider
  • Gain time being a smarter, smoother rider and understand the skills needed when blind racing with an E-bike
  • Want some expert advice on ebike technique and gain a little confidence.
  • Improve your skills on natural terrain more suited to racing
  • We’ll go over all the core skills that even the professionals rely on everyday and should always be reverted back to when racing.
  • How to use the trail to find speed and choose the right line with the extra weight and effects of riding in and out of power
  • How to lift your front wheel off the ground and use your legs to find grip, balance and speed with an ebike
  • How to ride drop-offs safely and in balance and when at race speed
  • How to handle big unexpected hits on an ebike
  • Finding grip on the trail where you thought it didn’t exist
  • How to move your body on the bike to deal with unexpected hits that could slow or even make you crash with the extra weight of an ebike.
  • Understanding fitness requirements as in a race its going to be much harder physically with the added weight and issues when pedaling not under power.
  • The best way to use an E-Bike during a race
  • How to get more out of your battery
  • How to handle the extra speed and weight when racing

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E-Bike Starter course

£55.00 per person

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  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Capacity: 6
  • Rider experience: You want to ride an E-Bike
  • Type of trails: Private skills course/Blue and Red graded route at end of day
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike included: No Hire bikes are available at extra cost.
  • You’re over eighteen
  • You’re curious over the new E-Bike craze and want to know more
  • You have an E-Bike and want to learn how to get the most out of this trick piece of kit.
  • You fancy hiring an E-Bike to see what all the fuss is about and find out how much fun they are.
  • You would like to gain more confidence and control
  • The best way to use an E-Bike
  • How to get more out of your battery
  • Routes particularly suited to E-Bikes
  • How to climb with control
  • How to corner safely
  • How to handle the extra speed and weight
  • How to control the traction
  • That E-Bikes are Rad!
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Contact us to discuss how we can help you…

Technical and Fitness rating

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.

ONE Grade - TWO Components

Colour:

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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 

Bars:

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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. 

Technical ratings

Green

  • Able to ride a bike:
  • Ridden one in the past but it’s been a few years
  • can understand gear selection
  • Skills: Limited mountain biking skills

Blue

  • Time on mountain bike: Relatively new, but have had a few rides on a mountain bike
  • You have basic bike handling skills. You are comfortable on a mixture of double tracks and estate roads that may have variable ground conditions around 1m wide. Shallow gradients, some rocks and roots but nothing too severe.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a Blue trail centre route

Red

  • Time on mountain bike: Riding 1-2 years
  • You have comfortably grasped basic bike handling skills on a mixture of single-track and paths, on uneven, loose and occasionally steep gradients, with some variation in trail surfaces from rocks to roots. You are comfortable negotiating narrower trails around half a metre wide that are mostly stable with some variability. You are comfortable traversing unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks and logs.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a red trail centre route

Back

  • Time on mountain bike: Riding for 2 + years
  • You are a confident mountain biker and have been riding technical terrain for at least 2 years including exposed single-track and rough trails, on uneven, loose and frequent steep gradients, with frequent variation in trail surfaces from rocks to roots and small water bars. You are comfortable riding on narrow trails around a foot wide that vary greatly in their stability and may be unpredictable including loose rock. You are comfortable regularly traversing unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks, logs and drop offs up to hub height.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a black trail centre route

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RED

  • Time on mountain bike: Riding 1-2 years
  • You have comfortably grasped basic bike handling skills on a mixture of single-track and paths, on uneven, loose and occasionally steep gradients, with some variation in trail surfaces from rocks to roots. You are comfortable negotiating narrower trails around half a metre wide that are mostly stable with some variability. You are comfortable traversing unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks and logs.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a red trail centre route

Black

  • Time on mountain bike: Riding for 2 + years
  • You are a confident mountain biker and have been riding technical terrain for at least 2 years including exposed single-track and rough trails, on uneven, loose and frequent steep gradients, with frequent variation in trail surfaces from rocks to roots and small water bars. You are comfortable riding on narrow trails around a foot wide that vary greatly in their stability and may be unpredictable including loose rock. You are comfortable regularly traversing unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks, logs and drop offs up to hub height.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a black trail centre route