Youth & School Groups

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Schools, Scouts, DofE all kinds of youth groups

We can cater for large groups of all ages and abilities and have no difficulty in meeting the number of bikes for most large groups.

Dean Forest Cycles is able to provide bike hire to all varieties of groups, all ages & Abilities, including school parties & scout groups. Our team will do everything they can do to help make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Not only are our bikes of the highest quality we will make the extra effort to ensure organising your groups activities are as effortless and hassle free as possible. We will help ensure you have suitable bikes and routes to suit your groups ability, We can provide maps & guides as well as any general information that could be to your benefit. Our Qualified Mountain Bike Guides & instructors can be hired to look after your group and provide a safe and more exciting experience. Our café is also able to cater for large groups of any kind providing you with the perfect breakfast, lunch or coffee break to fit around your activities. We can provide very competitive rates and discounts for large groups. Perfect for School groups as the Forest of dean is within a short drive of gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol.

Information

Bike Hire
Bike Hire

Our bike hire centre is located in the perfect position with access to the 12 mile family cycle trail and vast network of some of the best single track mountain bike routes the forest has to offer. Therefore, we like to ensure we have a bike to suit everyone no matter of age, size, ability or riding style. We can provide everything from balance bikes and comfortable hybrid bikes to top of the range full suspension mountain bikes.

cafe coffee and cake
Cafe

Rumoured to be the best coffee in the forest, we have been fortunate enough to establish ourselves with a fantastic reputation of offering the best coffee, cakes, ice creams and pasties in the area. We like this reputation and work exceptionally hard to ensure we maintain it; providing you with the perfect place to take rest & refuel.

Guided Mountain Biking
Guided Rides, Lessons, Tuition & Instruction

We aim to offer guided mountain biking at all levels; From beginners looking to get more out of their first mountain bike experience, to those wishing to explore the forest deeper whilst enjoying the confidence of being in the hands of an experienced mountain bike guide.
For experienced mountain bikers our guides can show you some of the best single track the forest has to offer. We hope you will have chance to pick up some tips, improve your riding and have a brilliant time.

Routes, Guides & Maps
Where to Go?

If you’re looking to experience what the Forest of Dean has to offer then don't worry; we really do have trails to suit everyone. Use the vast network of fire roads to go exactly where you want to go or access some of the best local single track mountain bike routes, all right from our doorstep. Take a look at some of the routes and guides we have available.

What Type of Bike Should You Hire?

Cycle Hire
Cycle Hire

Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride through the forest or something that won’t require too much skill, the cycle trail bikes will be perfect for all the family to explore the 12 mile Family Cycle Trail.

Mountain Bike Hire
Mountain Bike Hire

These bikes are perfect for anyone looking to get off the family trail on to the vast network of fire roads and single track mountain bike trails to see exactly what the Forest of Dean truly has to offer.

Road Bike Hire
Road Bike Hire

Our road bikes are perfect for those wanting to get out on the roads to explore the area. Whether you are aiming to get a feeling for what it is like to get some miles in on the road, train or compete in an event, these bikes are for you!

Electric Bike Hire
Electric Bike Hire

We have hand picked the best Electric bikes from the Ghost bikes range to ensure they are exactly what you need. Our E-bikes are perfect for anyone looking to get in the forest on two wheels with as much or as little effort as you can or wish to put in.