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Beginner's Off-Road Cycling

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Brentwood

Run by: Trailnet CIC

An off-road, instructor-led bike ride designed for those that can ride a bike but want to improve their skills and confidence in an off-road environment. Suitable for adults of all ages.


Suitable for 18+

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Off-Road Cycling

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This is a group ride of just over one hour designed to improve your off-road cycling skills and to build strength and fitness. After the ride you are welcome to join everyone for a well-earned tea or coffee in the visitor centre. The ride avoids the steeper hills and more technical terrain, so don't worry if you haven't ridden for a while or aren't particularly fit.


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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Thu 31 Aug 13:00–14:30
  2. Thu 7 Sep 13:00–14:30
  3. Thu 14 Sep 13:00–14:30
  4. Thu 21 Sep 13:00–14:30
  5. Thu 28 Sep 13:00–14:30
  6. Thu 5 Oct 13:00–14:30
  7. Thu 12 Oct 13:00–14:30
  8. Thu 19 Oct 13:00–14:30
  9. Thu 26 Oct 13:00–14:30
  10. Thu 2 Nov 13:00–14:30
  11. Thu 9 Nov 13:00–14:30
  12. Thu 16 Nov 13:00–14:30
  13. Thu 23 Nov 13:00–14:30
  14. Thu 30 Nov 13:00–14:30
  15. Thu 7 Dec 13:00–14:30
  16. Thu 14 Dec 13:00–14:30


Rides are £7.00 with your own bike or £10.00 if you'd like to use one of our good quality mountain bikes. There is also a variable charge for parking.

Difficulty level

  1. Taster Session
  2. Beginner
  3. Intermediate
  4. Advanced


All of our instructors are qualified, experienced ride leaders with first aid certification and DBS clearance.


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Thorndon Countryside Centre

Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, CM13 3RZ

Meeting point: We meet at the Cycle Hire Centre, which is located just alongside the park visitor centre.


This activity is organised and run by Trailnet CIC.

Please register in advance.

Please call or email to confirm attendance or to get more details.

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