If you are partial to a spot of adrenaline and enjoy getting a bit muddy in the outdoors then there’s a strong possibility that mountain biking is the sport for you. With trail centres dotted around the country there is a high chance there is one right near you, so there’s really no excuse not to get out there and give it a go.
And when you become a more accomplished rider there are no end of possibilities. From steep downhill trails to heading off with a map and compass into the back of beyond, the world is your oyster.
Before you get started though, here are a few handy tips to get you on your merry way.