Our Outdoor First Aid Course 'Mountain Biker First Aid' is a two day course covering major injuries, life threats, illnesses and evacuation when out riding.

Suitable for anyone at any level including those working towards British Cycling & M.I.A.S schemes. Meets requirements set out by NGB's for required learning hours & content.

  • Moutain Bikers
  • Mountain Bike Leaders
  • MIAS
  • Casual Riders
  • Experienced Shredders

Day one will be in our forest classroom at Coed-y-Brenin focusing on lifesaving skills & getting hands-on with the basics. Your instructor will demonstrate practically and there will be plenty of moving and doing. There are short presentations to introduce the modules, don’t worry, there is no PowerPoint!

Day two will be out on the awesome mountain bike trails of Coed-y-Brenin forest - we will meet at the centre and ride from there.
Your instructors will set a series of role playing scenarios. We will focus on getting the right help to us, stabilising a patient, packaging & evacuation. There is no test, you are continually assessed.


'An informative and fun first aid course' - Words of our customers!

Successful candidates will receive an accredited 16 hour first aid certificate valid for a period of three years.

This meets government guidelines and required learning hours.

Our certificates are accepted by all major NGB's in the UK, what's more you can use it at your 9-5 workplace too.

At the end of the course, candidates will leave with the necessary skills and confidence to manage a remote first aid situation while out biking or at home & work.


What is required to manage a remote situation where a casualty is bleeding, ill, unconscious, injured or not breathing. We cover the following:

  • Getting the right help
  • Primary & Secondary Survey
  • Injury & Bleed sweeps
  • C.P.R.
  • Shock management
  • Dislocations & Separations
  • Trauma & Impalement
  • Transporting and evacuating a casualty
  • Illness
  • Environment + Exposure mitigation
  • First Aid Kit contents

Bring a pen! Practical clothes to move around in both indoors & outdoors. Please bring a mountain bike, helmet and any usual gear you would take on a forest ride.

Bike hire is available on site - the bike shop is underneath our classroom. Please arrange accordingly.

The weather is fickle in Wales so pack for cold & wet - better to have it and not need it because it's sunny, than the other way around.
There is a great cafe on site serving homemade food & great cakes.

You will need to bring a packed lunch on day two.

More information here

Location & Prices

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Location: Coed-y-brenin Forest, ganllwyd, dolgellau

*not a Natural Resources Wales course

Find out more about Coed-y-Brenin

* private groups only in 2019  & subject to a minimum of four & maximum of twelve people. Contact us to arrange a course.

From £120pp

Coming from far away?  Check out Tyn-Cornel campsite just 30 minutes from the forest. It's the perfect spot to park a tent, van or even 'glamp' when attending a course.
Be sure to tell them you're with Mountain River Crag to receive a discount.

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