ride@fodmtbguides.com James 07875 083992 Neil 07974 224767 Office 01594 845066
photo by Sheldon Attwood photo by Sheldon Attwood
photo by Sheldon Attwood
photo by Sheldon Attwood
photo by Sheldon Attwood photo by Sheldon Attwood

Our Guides

Name
- James Moverley
Occupation
- Mountain Bike Guide
Experience:
- James has been a keen mountain biker for the past 22 years and used to race cross country in the early days of biking.† In his spare time James is into road biking, single speed, retro biking, mountaineering and is a keen climber.
Anything else we should know?:
- As well as being a Mountain Bike Guide James is also a fully qualified Mountain Leader and has been a member of Longtown Mountain Rescue Team since 2005. He was recently awarded a Queens Diamond Jubilee medal for his service in the team.† If you are looking for a day out biking or walking in the Welsh mountains then you are in safe hands with James.
Qualifications:
  • British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader
  • Mountain Leader Association - Mountain Leader
  • Outdoor First Aid
Extra Training:
- Child Protection & CRB Checked
We asked James to tell us the best thing about riding in the Forest of Dean:
- There are a huge amount of trails available in completely unspoilt surroundings and if you want to bike here there is something for everyone.† If you are really lucky during your ride you may get to see some of the fantastic local wildlife!




mountain biking coach
Name:
- Neil Tawney
Occupation:
- Mountain Bike Guide
Experience:
- Neil is a keen cyclist and has been into Mountain Biking for over six years.† Neil is a local chap and as a regular rider he knows the Forest trails like the back of his hand.† Neil is a keen night rider and can often be spotted out on the trails after dark.
Anything else we should know?:
- Neil is always on the lookout for new trails and knows all the best more extreme routes.
Qualifications:
  • British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader
  • Outdoor First Aid
Extra Training:
- Child Protection & CRB Checked
We asked Neil to tell us the best thing about riding in the Forest of Dean:
- There are 42 square miles of unspoilt woodland in the Forest, which means miles of natural single track to explore.† You can often ride in the Forest and not see another person for hours, although you may see a wild boar or two!



     
Forest of Dean Mountain Bikes Guides are a local company based in the Forest of Dean. In our work we strive to promote other local businesses and amenities where possible. We like to work in an enlightened way to ensure that we leave things as we find them. We work in conjunction with the Forestry Commission to take responsibility for the impact our business has on the area and respect the natural environment of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley and itís wildlife.

. . . . . . And besides, thereís never been a better time for British Cycling!