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Scottish Gravity Camps for Advanced Mountain Bikers




From £153 - £432 (Camp dependent)


Abernethy Barcaple and Ardgour

Including Gravity Weekends, Enduro Weekends, Gravity Camps and Gravity Extra

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.

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, most of the camps are limited to those who are already confident riding steep single track trails with rocks, roots and small drops in most conditions as well as taking some air.  New for 2019 we are introducting an 11-15 MTB Adventure for intermediate riders to build on the their skillset.  We're also running a Gravity Juniors camp for younger riders to use as a stepping stone to progress their riding, and a girls only Gravity Camp for female riders to learn from a female coach.

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 one of these camps as your Gold DofE Residential, please let the office team know when booking.

What is included in the price?

  • Full board dorm style accommodation
  • Bike coaching programme, with instruction
  • Maintenance tuition
  • Evening programme
  • Abernethy Team Member supervision for the duration of the camp
  • Secure overnight bike storage & bike wash facility
  • The number of uplift days are listed beside each Camp 

Download a sample programme for the Pre-season March Weekend HERE.
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 is optional, but knee pads are strongly recommend
  • 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 (to be announced) will be tutoring 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.

Guest Coaches

Ben Cathro

Sick Skills MTB Coaching 

Ex-World Cup racer, Scottish National Champion and all-round nice guy Ben has been coaching our Gravity Camps for a number of years and we're looking forward to having him back for our Gravity Extra camps in 2019. 

Jenny Aungier

MTB Highlands 

Jen has been guiding in the mountains for over 8 years. She is a committee member for the Aviemore all-girls cycling club ‘Petal Power’ and leads rides and coaching sessions all over Scotland. We're excited for her to come and join our Gravity Camps!

Donald Rodgers

Gravity Camper turned coach, we're excited to invite Donald back across the Corran Ferry to Ardgour for Gravity Launch!  Seasoned racer, Donald knows exactly what benefits great coaching can have. 

Dates and Prices

Gravity Launch (8-11 years)

A Gravity Camp for younger up-and-comers: 14-19 July 2019 | £358 | Ages 8-11 | Abernethy Ardgour

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

Gravity Extra

A Gravity Camp with extra uplifts: 14-19 July 2019 | £432 | Ages 12-17 | Abernethy Ardgour  | 3 uplift days

Another Gravity Camp with extra uplifts : 21-27 July 2019 | Fully booked! | Abernethy Ardgour | 3 uplift days

Call 01967 411222 or e-mail for more information.
Given the focus of these camps, a downhill bike is very strongly recommended if you have one.  However, the first few days won't be uplift days, so a trail bike will be needed to pedal up to the top of the runs. 
To book onto the above Gravity Extra camps, click HERE for our online booking form.

Scottish Gravity Camp

Our classic Gravity Camp: 21-26 July 2019 | £383 | Ages 12-17 | Abernethy Ardgour | 1 uplift day

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

Enduro Weekend

A coaching weekend focusing on enduro: 18-20 October 2019 | £153 | Ages 11-15 | Abernethy Barcaple

Call 01967 411222 or e-mail for more information. 
To book onto the enduro weekend, click HERE


How do I get there?

Directions to Abernethy Barcaple can be found HERE.

Directions to Abernethy Ardgour can be found HERE.


Further information:

Abernethy Barcaple can tailor make a weekend of mountain biking to you and your group of friends or family – more information can be found HERE 


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