The Old Ghost Road, New Zealand
Marmalade Guest Blog for A1 CoachingThis was one of my final adventures on my 9 months trip around South America and New Zealand. The newly restored Old Ghost Road on New Zealand's South Island is a must for any hiking or mountain biking enthusiast. Enjoy my adventure written exclusively for A1 Coaching and do not forget to check out my other mountain biking blogs. Click on the link above or the image below...
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Alison Schulte, Brighton
I had been meaning to go on a Wales MTB trip for a while, but always got stuck at the planning stage... Going with Sean and Marmalade MTB, therefore, was perfect - it probably saved me hours of map staring and certainly made it a lot easier and a lot more fun. The Gap is a stunning place. The view from the top and the fantastic descent are just a few of the highlights of this trip. Totally recommend it and I'm already looking forward to repeat trip.
Auris Nenarta, Hatfield
An Amazing day! Highly recommended! Will be going again!
Chloe Hambrook, Sompting
Highly recommended. Great day riding amazing trails and flowing singletrack. Sean did a fab job as guide and catered for all abilities in the group. Would definitely book another ride!
Rick, Findon Valley
Thanks for the awesome ride today, great trails, great weather, great company and nice bit of banter too. Sweet mix of single-track, rolling hills and climbs. One happy biker here!!!!
Sean's a great guide and a great Guy! I'm not from London originally so having someone local show you all the best trails was awesome. We had a hoot exploring all the hidden trails on the South Downs. I am looking forward to bringing some mates to do a tour of the Surrey Hills with Marmalade now that it's warming up!
Andrew Folkes, Hampshire
I had a cracking time on our ride to the gap in Brecon. I'm relatively new to mtb riding and as ever Sean made us feel relaxed and focussed on the smile factor whilst also providing superb tuition throughout. I'd highly recommend a ride to the gap with Sean it's a fantastic weekend away. A great way to meet new people whilst also experiencing some incredible scenery and of course adrenaline pumping riding!
Richard Bennett, Worthing
Superb ride in the Surrey Hills today, what a route fast and flowing, one happy MTBer! Excellent tips and guiding thanks Sean. Great value for money, I'll definitely be back for some more rides with you soon
Nick Cochrane, Brighton
Thanks Sean! I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learnt more about bikes in 2 hours than I have in the last 20 years!
Claire Townsend, Peacehaven
We went on our first guided bike ride, it was a well thought out route suitable for all, some really fast descents and lovely scenery on trails I hadn't been on before. I felt totally at ease and the company was ideal. Highly recommend coming along, I'm looking forward to the next adventure
Sam Wickham, Lewes
Cracking ride out today in the Surrey Hills. Highly recommended, great value for money and a top guy. Cheers Sean!
Claire Buckley, Worthing
Cheers for a great class last night. I've been avoiding getting 'hands-on' for ages. I feel a lot more confident now!
Janet Brown, West Chiltington
I had an excellent morning at Whiteways with Sean, working on the basics and my confidence to help improve my mountain biking. Many thanks for breaking things down so clearly. Look forward to riding with you again!
Claire Buckley, Brighton
We had a fantastic guided ride with Sean around Whiteways. It was our first single-track session and we were a bit apprehensive, but came away with a lot more confidence. Sean is an excellent guide that ensures you go home with a few new tricks and a smile on your face. We would highly recommend him.
Peter Long, Petersfield
Absolutely brilliant ride! Just what I needed. Best day on my bike in a long time! Great group and Sean is an excellent guide. It was a whole day of fast flowy fun. Big smiles all round and a great look at the beautiful Surrey Hills!
Jewel O’connell, Brighton
Such a great day out. Thanks again Sean. Will recommend you to friends.
Richard Tompsett, Hawkhurst
Did the Surrey Hills guided ride. Brilliant day out with a great group and guide. Definitely be back for another guided ride in future.
Awesome day today. I was a little concerned when I book, but after an hour of training, on gears and chains, together with seat adjustment, we were ready to set off. I surprised myself with what I was able to do. Although, I am not saying it was easy and at the end I got the hang of low gears and up hills. I even managed some single track. Thank you so much for such an amazing ride out, thanks Marmalade MTB, I look forward to the next trip out.
Karl O’brien, Brighton
Awesome ride today, shattered but with a big grin on my face, great group and top notch guide, cheers Sean
Nathan Fletcher, Fairlight
Sean was an amazing guide and top bloke. Well organised rides with a good mix of trails. I Couldn't recommend going on one of Sean's rides enough! The rides are great for all abilities nothing to scare anyone too much & Sean let's you know what's coming up. Great day thanks!