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Scottish Gravity Camp for Advanced Mountain Bikers




From £149 - £420 (Camp dependent)


Abernethy Barcaple and Ardgour

Pre-season Gravity Weekend:

 TBC 2019

April Gravity Weekend:

27-29 April 2018 

Summer Week:

22-27 July 2018

Summer Week Extra:

29 July - 03 Aug 2018

About the Camps

Take your riding to the next level and ride steeper, faster and bigger than ever before!  These great camps for young biking enthusiasts were launched in 2012 and have been incredibly popular ever since.

We now have 4 great camps on offer for 2018!

New for 2018 is our Gravity Extra Camp which has more of a downhill focus, aimed at slightly more experienced bikers and will include two extra uplift days (reflected in the slightly higher price compared to the Gravity Camp the week before).

What will I learn?

  • You will develop plenty of new skills and ideas
  • You will benefit from the buzz of riding and hanging out with similar age and similar standard riders
  • We will help you to put together a personal development plan for the week and there will be daily review sessions to help you reach your goals
  • With this personal development in mind, there will also be an evening group discussion time where we will be linking moral dilemmas with Bible references in a relevant way

To achieve these aims, the camps are limited to those aged 11-16 who are already confident riding steep single track trails with rocks, roots and small drops in most conditions as well as taking some air.  You will be asked, when booking, where you are currently riding and where you have ridden recently.  You may well be currently taking part in a regional or national race series.

If you would like to use this camp as your Gold DofE Residential, please inform the office team when booking.

What is included in the price?

  • Full board dorm style accommodation
  • Bike coaching programme, with instruction, including XC & DH
  • Maintenance tuition
  • Evening programme
  • Abernethy team member supervision for the duration of the camp
  • Secure overnight bike storage & bike wash facility
  • Gravity Camp: 1 day uplift
  • Gravity Extra: 2 extra days uplift – 3 days uplift in total

Download a sample programme for the Pre-season March Weekend HERE.
Download a sample programme for the April Weekend HERE. (Please note that the 2018 weekend will not include the Monday).
Download a sample programme for the Summer Gravity Camp HERE.

What will I need to bring?

  • Bike(s) suitable for XC / DH riding
  • Helmet (open face and full face if you have both)
  • Gloves
  • Suitable clothing and waterproofs
  • Swim kit
  • Body armour (optional)
  • At least 2 spare inner tubes
  • Spare brake pads
  • A small amount of pocket money (optional)

Who is in charge?

During instructed sessions, expert coaches will be tutoring (to be announced) and Abernethy staff will be accompanying the sessions.

In non-instructed time, Abernethy staff will be supervising you and organising activities.  From making sure you make a packed lunch and respect the centre and its facilities to joining in with the coaching sessions, our team will generally be looking out for you during your time away from home.

Dates & Prices:

Gravity Weekends at Barcaple

Pre-season Gravity Camp: TBC 2019 | £153

Cancelled - April Gravity Camp: 27-29 April 2018 | £149 

(Please note this was previously May Bank Holiday Weekend)
With coaching from Barcaple staff.

Call 01557 820261 or e-mail for more information.
To book onto the above Gravity Weekends, click HERE for our online booking form.


Summer Camps at Ardgour

Summer Gravity Camp: 22-27 July 2018 | £372
Arrive at the Centre from 5pm on Sunday 22 July.  In Glencoe after the British Champs that weekend?  Perfect timing!
With coaching from Ben Cathro from Sick Skills.

NOW FULL! Summer Gravity Camp Extra: 29 July - 03 August 2018 | £420  (Please note this camp is for ages 12+)
With coaching from Ben Cathro from Sick Skills.

Call 01967 411222 or e-mail for more information.
To book onto the above Summer Gravity Camps, click HERE for our online booking form.


How do I get there?

Directions to Abernethy Barcaple for the pre-season March camp and the April weekend can be found HERE.

Directions to Abernethy Ardgour for the two summer camps can be found HERE.


Further information:

Abernethy Barcaple are also hosting Mountain Biking Weekends for churches and Christian families – more information can be found HERE