Mountain Biking - Adventure - Development

RWR is proud to be an ambassador for MSC Tires

"Just to say what a fantastic time I had yesterday ... I can't wait .. to get together again as it has really helped me loads"            Clare -  Aug 2020

".. I’d highly recommend Real World Riding to anyone looking to having an awesome time on the bike "

About Real world riding

Real World Riding is a Mountain Bike Coaching and Guiding service. Our ethos is based on years of development training:

"Many of us have already got the next level of skill inside us; we just haven't developed the confidence to let it out yet."

We're based in Central Scotland, a fantastic place to be as a rider as our Mountainbiking in Scotland article spells out.

what you'll find here

While the professional Guiding and Coaching available is our primary focus, you'll find under the 'Articles' section a range of articles supporting riders of all abilities as well as aspiring leaders too.

We aim to enthuse and inspire as well as develop riders and organisations

Who Are We?


real world guiding & Coaching

Real World Riding offers British Cycling Qualified and experienced guiding, and instruction, and technical advice to take you to the next level or just take you on a great journey.

See the fb page and YouTube channels for some ideas of the amazing places and riding available to ride.

A range of courses are available for developing your skillset, head for the Guiding and Coaching pages to find out more.

Finding out more about Guiding and Coaching:

We offer pro guiding and coaching throughout the year. Here's some examples of the type of 'stuff' we do:

Small groups, fantastic routes, and well looked after - "just enjoy the riding"

We publish short films of the work of Real World Riding on the Facebook page, check it out from here, and sign up to be kept in the loop with the latest courses dates and info as we publish.

All 'open' group work is currently suspended due to the uncertainty of the current situation, we are however running provate group, family, and 1:1 work - a day tailored to you for less than the cost of half a new dropper post! - Bargain Upgrade.

Private Coaching & Guiding - Please enquire 

Available year round, weekday and weekend

For More information or to book - please use the contact-us page

There are also a host of useful articles on the site:

Real World Riding Articles

Follow the link to find articles on all aspects of riding from finding out about Enduro racing to selecting your first bike and even psychology for the rider

Real World Riding vs Covid-19


Following the Scottish Government's advisory statement, advice from SportScotland and Scottish Cycling, RWR  began to offer limited coaching and guiding from Monday 4th July. 

We are currently operating in the following manner:

  • Bespoke and private clients, and rides with small groups
  • Coaching and Guiding Ratios of:
    • 1:1 with Adults
    • 1:2 with youth (with a parent)
    • Up to 1:7 with groups from up to 5 households - (Organised sport has it's own limits)

 Currently there are some travel restrictions in place for clients - if you are in one of the restricted Health Board areas, we can come to you, but coaching and riding must be within your health board area.

Worth Noting is:

  • Some techniques for coaching some skills will need to be modified to maintain distancing
  • We ask, where possible, clients bring masks and hand-gel with them, although both will be available
  • Evening sessions, half day and full day sessions are all available.
  • Cycling Scotland 'Essential Cycling' days are also available to anyone beginning commuting that would like a 1:1 training day on practical commuting skills - please ask.

There is much more information in the Covid 19 policy - please click the button below if you are interested in getting involved.

Stay safe everyone, look after yourselves, and be well. See you soon!      Steve

The RWR Covid protection Infographic is available to all, not just our clients - communicate easy ways to keep riders safer in a mixed household group

Give the Gift of Mountain Biking

Give a voucher for a coaching session or a guided ride - various values available, as well as whole day experiences for one or two people

Latest News

June 2020

After a lot of cycling locally I discovered quite a bit of quality singletrack. This popularvideo highlights a 27km route around Clackmannanshire, home of RWR.


May 2020

Links and short videos are being added on the facebook page, and there's a drip-feed of mechanical videos appearing on the Youtube channel to assist new and developing riders


May 2020

Slightly subjective article -  a choice of the top 10 mountain biking bits of kit. What things would you take off the list? what things should be in there? - get in touch via the facebook post

April 2020

From the basics of what to carry for the first time, so exploring different ways of packing your bike, some of the different ways of packing, shelters and stoves, as well as some of the psychological tricks useful on big trips

We only keep the last 4 items of news on the front page, so follow the links in the menu at the top to read more articles, watch more films, catch up on the latest reviews, check out the latest from Real World Racing, or find out about training or guiding.

If you'd like to contact RWR for any reason, please click here