Feb 10th

Sue MacDonald – Beginners Skills  Morning

Developed some great skills and tips today in winter conditions. Great confidence boost for MTB. 
Highly recommended beginner course lead by Mini’s experience , patience with a friendly approach. Nice small group. Thanks mini. Sue and Dave.



Feb  3rd 2018

Jenny Pollock,  Mother of a client on a Mias Course

My son complete his MIAS 1&2 with Mini this weekend. Mini was really supportive and my son really liked his approach. He loved the weekend, it’s given him confidence and a real focus. Thank you


Daniel Jolley  after a Mias course

Absolutely great weekend dispite the storm Mini took a group of 9 out and was professional and enthusiastic throughout can’t sing praises high enough thanks Mini defo be back for level 3

Martin  Wright after a Mias course

A very well run course for mias 1 and 2 despite mini booking absolutely shite weather� Couldn’t ask for more really, enthusiastic, patient and not over serious. Just how it should be. Highly recommend 


October 10th

Brett Hull


 · 8 hours ago

I went out today with Mini for a three hour beginner session around Lady Canning’s Plantation. I haven’t had much experience with MTB and I’m not much of an athlete. Mini was super patient and helped me find a better position on the bike and pointers for smoother riding. We started on a rough trail and got steadily tougher as we went along. We then moved on to the downhill trails. I felt comfortable throughout and wasn’t pressured into going faster than I felt capable.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend!


September 18th

I was asked to help teach a 6yr old how to cycle  

Suzanna Anthony

I want to tell people about the fantastic experience my 6 year old son has just had with Mini Mansell of Peak District Mountain Bike Riding. After being a boy happy and confident zipping around on his bike with stabilisers, my Son suddenly became really worried about removing them- to the point where he flatly refused to go on his bike anywhere anymore, even with stabilisers. It had become the bogeyman.

OkMini offered to help with this and quite literally after only half and hour of tuition- which with Mini is cleverly disguised as nothing but fun- my Son was riding the full length of Endcliffe Park field without stabilisers with a big smile on his face!!

Mini is just starting out his business and needs help spreading the word. If anyone needs confidence building, wants to learn new skills or routes in the peaks then please give him a call. Mini is a lovely guy with a great sense of humour -I’d highly recommend him to all age groups and abilities. Check out his website at


September 18th

James Grant and partner,  a 3 hour private coaching session

thanks for today, we enjoyed it – we may book another day with you in a few months (spring when you’re back?) to take us to the next level




September 11th 2017

Lisa Massey   

 Great course with mini. Fantastic teaching and leadership skills. I would highly recommend this course. I had a fantastic weekend and came away with mias level one and two. Most of all I enjoyed the company and the helpfulness and certainly the fun. Great course great bloke. ������excellent.

Adam Crawshaw

absolutely excellent course had a great time and learnt some new tips that will grow with my shop @radbikeshack. brilliant instruction and communication and couldn’t fault the weekend at all. had a blast



Martin Bates  14/8/2017

Hi Mini,
Just to say thanks for the top course on 5/6th Aug. Thoroughly enjoyable. Having a little think about the level 3.


Ryan Cooper  – 6/8/2017

MIAS Levels 1 & 2  Top weekend! 🚵🏽👍🏽 @ Peak District National Park


Steven Greenfield  – 6/8/2017

An awesome weekend in the Peaks with the guys doing my MIAS qualifications, can now add MIAS Level 1 & 2 (Mountain Bike Leader). Some rough stuff up in the Peaks, climbs, descents but all worth it