Terms & Conditions


  • If you are making a booking on behalf of a group you accept responsibility for ensuring that all members covered by the booking comply with the terms and conditions set out below.
  • You must be 14 or over using an adult sized mountain bike to participate in our 'open group' Skills Coaching sessions.
  • You must be 16 or over using an adult sized mountain bike to participate in our 'open group' Guided Ride. 
  • You must be 18 or over using a quality full suspension bike to participate in our 'open group' Epic Adventure.
  • If under 18 we will need a signed consent form from a parent or guardian who has the authority to sign a consent form.
  • A mutually agreeable alternative date or activity will be offered if we are fully booked on the date you requested when making your booking. Failing this a full refund will be made.
  • Once booked any prepayment or deposit is full refundable if we are notified more than 14 days prior to the booked date.    
  • In exceptional circumstances your booking may be changed or cancelled by us. If this happens, a mutually agreeable alternative date or activity will be arranged. Failing this a full refund for any prepayment or deposit will be made. 
  • You are responsible to ensure that you are physically fit and experienced enough to undertake the activity you have booked.
  • Your mountain bike must be suitable for the activity you have booked and in full working order.

Equipment & Riding 

  • You must complete a personal details form prior to commencing your activity.
  • You must wear a certified cycling helmet throughout your activity.
  • If your bike is deemed unsuitable or unsafe by the School of Mountain Biking representative you may not be allowed to take part in the activity.
  • It is strongly recommended that you use protective eyewear on all of our activities.
  • We recommend that you wear knee and elbow pads on our Intermediate Coaching sessions and our Epic Adventure trip.
  • Should the weather or ground conditions be deemed unsafe by the School of Mountain Biking representative your activity may be altered / or cancelled. It may not always be possible to give you advanced notice of this.
  • Your rate of progression on the Coaching Skills sessions will depend on your ability and the pace of the wider group.
  • You are responsible for all equipment hired or loaned and it is your responsibility to keep it safe from damage, loss or theft, use it in the proper manner and not subject it to any misuse or unfair wear and tear.
  • You will be responsible for paying the reasonable costs of reparation of any such loss, damage or theft.
  • Mountain Biking is a dangerous sport and as such carries risk which could result in personal injury or death. You accept that risk of serious injury is a part of mountain biking and have the option to withdraw from any activity at any point.
  • You will act responsibly at all times. You will not hold School of Mountain Biking responsible for any loss, damage or injury including death to persons or property with regard to the use of any equipment and/or the activity undertaken. 


School of Mountain Biking actively promotes the right to responsible access and all participants in our activities are required to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code:

  • Take responsibility for your own actions
  • Respect the interests of other people
  • Care for the environment
  • Treat it with care ‘Leave no trace’
  • Take your rubbish home
  • Don’t disturb or damage wildlife