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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.

Dates and Prices

Enduro Weekend

For more information about Spring 2020 Enduro camps, please email Abernethy Barcaple direct.

Gravity Extra Camps

2020 to be released soon!


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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