Kilfinane OEC is located just a few minutes away from Irelands largest Moutain Bike Trail Network, which are owned and operated by Coillte in the BallyhouraMountains.
We provide training at all levels for MTB skills, mechanics and navigation. Our staff are MBLA Mountain Bike Leader or Trail Cycle Leader award holders, Cycling Ireland 'Gearing up' tutors and are also qualified bike mechanics.
Our Mountain Biking courses are open to adults & youths aged14+. Bikes, helmets and elbow pads are included in course fee for all beginner level courses. Our skills courses are very flexible and can be adapted to include the content you would like to cover. We also provide training for small groups on demand.
The Trail Cycle Leader award is the appropriate award for leading groups of bikers on trails such as the Ballyhoura MTB trails. It is the ideal qualification for staff in Outdoor Education Centres, Adventure Centres, Schools, Youth Groups, anyone leading groups within a club or for bikers who just want to improve their skills.
The course consists of two days training. Participants must then complete logbook requirements and then attend for a one day assessment. This award is certified by Cycling Ireland.
All our MTB skills training is run on demand for individuals and small groups. Sessions are tailored specifically to suit your needs and can also include bike maintenance if you wish.
To book an MTB skills session please contact our office.