Free Mountain Biking Lessons for Adults

A half day of free mountain biking lessons at Comer Woods, courtesy of Black Dog Adventures. Held on four Mondays throughout August.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

A half day coached introduction is designed for riders new to mountain biking.

The coaching is appropriate for riders new to offroad riding and designed to build confidence in a social and relaxed setting building at your pace.

The sessions include coaching on:

Braking

The ‘ready’ position

Gear selection

Cornering

Climbing & descending

Developing balance for slow riding/stationary balance

Line Selection

You will need to provide a working bike suitable for offroad riding, a helmet and gloves

The coaching is conducted on carefully designed maintained cross-country MTB trails.

No previous off-road experience is required and participants should be able to spend a few hours in the saddle.

Sessions will take place on August 1, 8, 22 and 28, from 1pm until 3.30pm.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dudmaston

Prices

Non-member admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Family, one adult £19.80 £18.00
Countryside car park charges for non-members
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free parking and entry for National Trust members and under 5s.

 

Pay by Phone at the countryside car parks

Download the Pay by Phone app, follow the prompts and input the location code for your car park. 

Countyside car park location codes:

Comer Woods - 803352 

Hampton Loade - 803353  

Sawmill - 803513 

Further guidance on how to do this is displayed near the parking meter. Thank you for supporting us. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 07802421313
Meeting point
Heath Meadow, Comer Woods
What to bring and wear
Offroad-suitable bicycle, helmet and gloves

Contact Info

Name
Stu - Black Dog Adventures CIC
Email
stu@blackdogadventures.co.uk
Telephone
Call 07802421313

Upcoming events

Come Out and Play at Comer Woods through the summer holidays

Thu 18 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Visit Comer Woods throughout the summer holidays to join in with a number of fun outdoor games and activities.

Free Mountain Biking Lessons for Adults

Mon 22 Aug 2022
13:00-15:30
A half day of free mountain biking lessons at Comer Woods, courtesy of Black Dog Adventures. Held on four Mondays throughout August.

Dudmaston After Hours

Tue 23 Aug 2022
18:00-21:00
Enjoy an evening of Galleries and Gardens, in an intimate and special one-off evening opening.

Dudmaston After Hours + talk from Brendan Flynn

Tue 23 Aug 2022
18:00-21:00
Enjoy an evening of Galleries and Gardens, in an intimate and special one-off evening opening. This ticket includes a talk from the former Curator of Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Brendan Flynn.

Dudmaston Trust10

Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00-12:00
Looking to build up your fitness in the beautiful surroundings of Comer Woods? There's a different view to discover at each and every corner. Please keep an eye on social media and the website in case the event is cancelled due to bad weather.

Comer Woods Foraging Walk

Sun 04 Sep 2022
12:00-15:30
Enjoy a walk around Comer Woods, identifying the different edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms.