Try mountainboarding at a Centre
Here´s a list of Mountainboard Centres in the UK where you can get lessons and practice mountainboarding.
At Another World Adventure Centre we have the UK’s first purpose built mountain board centre. With large areas for beginners, the newly extended boarder-cross track and trick area for the more advanced there’s a bit of something for everyone.
Board Riding Development Mountainboarding Centre is situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, the first designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the UK. We have over 200 metres of sloping grassland framed with woodland either side, and looking north over the picturesque Loughor Estuary. BRD Mountain Boarding Centre on the Gower is local to Swansea, Llanelli, Port Talbot, Bridgend and is only 1 hour from Cardiff.
Bugsboarding is well-known for being one of the most progressive mountain board centres in the UK; there aren´t many places where you could find an absolute beginner riding 100 metres away from the current World Freestyle Champion. Whether you are an extreme-sports enthusiast, looking for a new adrenaline buzz, or a basic novice, there will be something to challenge you at Bugsboarding.
Hales Superbole Mountainboard Centre is owned and run by experienced and enthusiastic mountainboarders. If you’re looking for a family day out, activities to do with the kids on a sunny afternoon or you are a serious mountain boarder, you will find great facilities and a friendly welcome at Hales Superbole mountain boarding centre in Cheshire.
Ironsides is a place that, as well as being a centre for all our mates and all the riders that we´ve got to know over the years, is also a good, wholesome place for young kids and families to come to. It´s great for learning, giving new riders help and advice.
Knockhill is a small family run centre with the emphasis on teaching those new to mountainboarding how to ride safely and confidently. There is a variety of features for those new to the sport to learn on, and for those feeling a bit more confident, or those riders with a bit more experience, we have a jib park, wide selection of boxes, rails, quarterpipes, kickers and a mini-boardercross track.
Marlborough Downs Mountain Boarding Centre opened for one month in August 2003 as a trial project. Under the supervision of two world champions from America two tracks were developed on the south facing chalk downs between Pewsey and Devizes, in Wiltshire. One is encouraging for beginners and one is more exciting, demanding and challenging for the more advanced rider. The centre has qualified male and female instructors offering instruction and support, whilst ensuring equipment is safe and comfortable to wear. A range of mountain boards, protection pads and helmets can be hired for both adults and children and we can cater for special occasions such as birthday parties.
Once you’re all setup with pads and a helmet and have been issued with a board, you will be taken onto the nursery slope. Our nursery slope has a gentle gradient with a good width with a long grass and then earth barrier at the bottom, so you’re not going to crash into anyone or anything. The grass is kept short for a smooth ride and the tyre pressure on your board will be low so that you can’t race away completely out of control. After being shown how to attach your leash and the correct foot position in the bindings, the lesson will begin. During the lesson you will learn how to start and stop, turn and generally control the board and your speed. Everything will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated by your instructor. We have built runs and small tracks specifically for beginners, they contain features such as rollers, small table tops, doubles (easily rollable) and small berms (banked corners). Certain parts are very easy and others are more challenging, hopefully you should find enough to keep you entertained for a few hours.
Located in the spectacular surroundings of the Mourne Mountains, Surfin’ Dirt mountain board centre provides an exciting venue for mountain boarders and mountain bikers of all skills and ages. Beginners have the opportunity to learn and develop skills on the nursery slope, while more advanced riders will enjoy the long carving runs, jumps and features on the main hill. We have all the boards and safety gear for hire, instruction from AIMBA qualified ATB instructors or mountain bike coach, as well as boards, equipment, clothing and accessories for sale. Introduction sessions are held most weekends, where you will learn the basic riding techniques with an experienced AIMBA instructor or mountain bike coach, and be riding the hill like a pro in a very short time.
Address: Surfin’ Dirt Mountainboard Centre. on the Tullyree Road, between the villages of Bryansford and Kilcoo County Down, N Ireland. Map. Phone: 07739210119. Email: [email protected] Website:www.surfindirt.co.uk
Ride the way you want… Mountainboarding takes on many forms. Nursery slopes provide an ideal area for you to master the basics and once your skills and confidence allow, you can move up to the slopes – carving through the features on the hill – or getting “big air” off our ramps. Whatever style of riding you fancy, we have the boards and landscape to suit. The Edge, is a leading UK venue designed by MBS Europe’s own AJ Watkins with help from Leon Robbins, Tom Kirkman and The Edge’s team rider Mike Payne.
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Fed up of no Snow, Surf or dry tarmac? With Mountainboarding, all you need is a hill and away you go! Centres are a great place to learn and improve your riding, and meet other boarders. Our centre is ideal if you are planning a day out with mates, a birthday party, work or club social trip.