Mountain Biking - Adventure - Development

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. Guiding and coaching takes place all over Scotland and further afield too.

".. I’d highly recommend Real World Riding to anyone looking to having an awesome time on the bike " - Stacey  (Private Coaching Client)

Use this link to check us out or give us a review - We're currently rated 4.2

Who Are We?


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 Facebook Page, Instagram Page and YouTube channels for some ideas of the amazing places and riding available to ride - links below.

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



All our activity is available on 'acoustic' bike or on ebike

We can run tours as well as day events, just get in touch with an idea of what you are looking for and we'll put together a no-obligation outline for your trip.

This is great for getting the most out of a short break, or for getting into the mountains with the support and peace of mind of having a guide with you. Click any of the guiding coaching, contact or make an enquiry tabs to get started

Our Basic Bespoke Day Rates

For Coachig or Guiding:

  • 1:1  - £130
  • 1:2 - £180      (£90 each)
  • 3-8 People: £260 at booking, which equates to:
    • £87 each for 3 people
    • £65 each for 4 people
    • £52 each for 5 people
    • £44 each for 6 people

Half Day Rates:- 4 hrs

  • 1:1 - £75
  • 1:2 - £55 each
  • Other Ratios: Please enquire
  • Family day rate (assuming up to 2 adults and 1-4 children) is £180

The not small print:

  • Quotes for trips or multi-day events will be based on day rate plus administration travel and living expenses if incurred.
  • Any location outwith 2 hours travel from Stirling may incur a travel cost supplement (please enquire) - Usually £10
  • Bike hire can be arranged at cost price (please enquire)
  • If you need transport, please enquire - coaches and guides are able to pickup from some destinations
  • Rates above are for ebike or acoustic riding

Give the Gift of Mountain Biking

The Summer Programme (for open events):

The following is the open programme - these are days open to anyone to join in on - in a small mixed group on set days. If you see what you like, but not on a day you want: get in touch these are the sorts of days that can also be run on a bespoke basis as well: 

Scroll down for the booking link and more information on the days . (you'll be sent to our SumUp store)

Private Coaching and Guiding is always available (check out the diary) throughout the year so please get in touch if you want something tailored to you at a time that suits you - or maybe you're wanting to bring your ebike? - get in touch.

Saturday 10th June 2023

Circumnavigation of Ben Alder - Anti-Clockwise - Ratio 1:4

Monday 12th June 2023

Evening Coaching Workshop - Cornering for speed -

Ratio 1:6 - Beecraigs Country Park - Ebikes Welcome

Tuesday 13th June 2023

Ben Lawers and Stob Glas - 2 Munros in one go. Ratio 1:3

Monday 19th June 2023 -

Ben Lomond - An iconic Munro with great Banter - Ratio 1:3

Thursday 22nd June 2023 - 

Ben Ledi - The Back Way - take the quiet way up - Ratio 1:4

Saturday 24th June 2023 - 

Ben MacDui - From Braemar - Ratio 1:2

Sunday 25th June 2023

Lochnagar loopfrom the Spittal of Glen Muic - Multiple Munros in one day - Ratio 1:4

Wednesday 28th June 2023

The Cobbler and Neighbours - A mountain classic with Munros to bag on the way back - Ratio 1:3

Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd June

Torridon Classics - Three days of classic big mountain riding - Ratio 1:4

Monday 3rd July 2023

Skye Classic - Glen Sligachan - ratio 1:5

Tuesday 4th July 2023

Kintail Classic - Round Ben Fada (Anti-Clockwise) - Ratio 1:5

Saturday 8th July 2023

Angus Glens Classic - Loch Mhic from Glen Doll - Ratio 1:4

Friday 14th July 2023

Ballater Classics - The Green Mile and Heartbreak Ridge - Ratio 1:4

Getting involved with Guiding and Coaching:

We offer pro guiding and coaching throughout the year. 

Get in Touch:

  • Click on the Coaching and Guiding page link above to find out more, or
  • Click the button below to make a booking, or
  • Follow the inspiration link to get some ideas

We specialise in bespoke coaching and guiding for Small groups and individuals to get the most out of their visit or trip, you'll have fantastic routes, and be well looked after so you can- "just enjoy the riding"


Private Coaching & Guiding - Please enquire 

Available year round, weekday and weekend

For More information or to book - please use the contact-us page which has a link to our online diary - or just get in touch and start a conversation

This can be a great way to get exactly what you want when you want it, for single days or a trip, and its surprisingly affordable when bookings are made in groups - just get in touch and make an enquiry to find out.

If you see what you want, but not the date you want: Get in touch

If you want to bring your ebike - get in touch - many of these trails (and more!!) can be ridden on ebikes 

If you want to combine one or more of the above with something else - Fisherfield added to Torridon for instance: Get in Touch

If you want soemthing else entirely (this is hardly a comprehensive list of the most awesome riding in Scotland) - you guessed it - Get In Touch - the rates for private guided trips are very reasonable.

If you'd like to contact RWR for any reason, we'd love to hear from you, so please click here