At Dyfi Bike Park, we’re dedicated to rider progression and so we take our commitment to coaching seriously. Our coaching department is headed up by Dan with support from riders that he has personally selected. Even the most experienced riders can benefit from an expert eye every now and then, but we understand that not everyone wants to be a racer! We only work with coaches who can guarantee maximum progression as they guide you across some of the best and most varied terrain in the UK, whatever your experience level may be. Want to know more? Read on…

When can I visit the park?


Dyfi Bike Park is open all year round, operating from Thursday – Sunday each week. For weather and trail updates, please check our social channels for more information.


How much is coaching?


A half day starts from £200 and a full day from £300 (based on one rider), this also includes the cost of uplift (plus queue fast-tracking). The price per-person becomes cheaper as the number of attendees increases, so it’s a great excuse to get the crew together and make the most of a day’s coaching! To see coach-specific pricing, choose your coach in the Dyfi BP Shop, then make your selection (full or half day and the number of riders attending) and add it to the basket. You’ll then be able to see prices for various combinations.


Not yet familiar with the park? 


We also have male and female guides for those looking for the best lines at the park, to help navigate the uplift or accompany an under 16 rider, check out our Park Rules for more information on that. Note that we don’t have set dates for guides, so just drop us a line with dates of interest and we will share these with the guiding team. Prices for guiding start at £120 for a half day and £200 for a full day (based on one rider).


What’s included?


Coaching sessions are private, meaning sessions will be 1-2-1 or a group of your choosing. For both half (10:00-13:00/13:00-16:00) and full day (10:00-16:00) bookings, your uplift cost is included in this price. For full day bookings, a breakfast and lunch meal deal is also included in the price.


Still have questions or ready to book in?
Get in touch with the booking team to share your ideal dates and confirm our coaches availability. We look forward to seeing you soon!



Dan Atherton

Pro Rider + Coach

Vital MTB call Dan “One of the best bike riders in the world, full stop.” Dan has had top flight results in BMX, Enduro, Downhill and Four Cross (including a National Championship, numerous World Cup and EWS podiums and a World Cup win). His coaching credentials speak for themselves with Gee and Rach both crediting him with much of their World Cup success.

Coaching with Dan is limited, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know of any spaces.


Al Bond

Pro Rider + Coach

From World Cup top 20s to Red Bull Hardline to Lisbon downtown races and winning the Overall British Elite Championships Bondy has done it all. His vast experience gives him a unique perspective on how to get the most from a bike and he’s arguably the best confidence builder in the business.

Level 2 British Cycling MTB coach.


Joe Smith

Pro Rider + Coach

Joe has over 15 year’s experience at the top level of the sport with top 10 results in both Downhill World Cups and the Enduro World Series. He has been a Red Bull Hardline finalist six times and twice on the podium. He is a British National Series Champion and has represented Great Britain at the World Championships twice.

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader.


Becci Skelton

Pro Rider + Coach

Becci came to Mountain biking late so she has a particular sensitivity to the highs and lows of progressing as an adult. She was 2019’s Elite British Downhill Series Champion and has several World Cups under her belt as well as a top 10 in the Megavalanche. Becci has been a personal trainer for 15 years and counts the current DH British Champion amongst her clients. As seen on Ninja Warrior!

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader.


Riley Scott

Pro Rider + Coach

Pro-racer, Firecrest MTB Skills Instructor and Coaching Award holder, 23 year old Riley is already a veteran of Downhill World Cups and Enduro World Series. He is three times Welsh DH Champion, British Enduro Champion (18-29 Men) and represented GB at the 2018 Downhill World Championships in Lenzerheide. When he’s not at the bike park you’ll find this Dyfi local lapping the valley’s gnarliest tracks. Riley specialises in bike set-up and helping his clients to understand when and why they should be utilising a particular movement or technique.

Firecrest MTB Skills Instructor and Coaching Award holder.


Emily Smith


Emily took up mountain biking after she became a mum, so when she hears riders (especially women) say that they are daunted by the park, she understands… and she is quite determined to do something about it! Emily says: “I want people to get the most out of their day, for them to see parts of the park that they perhaps wouldn't have riding with their pals, and for them to love it as much as I do”. Emily is British National Enduro Series Champ 2022 & 2023 and her favourite track is “the confidence inspiring Turns in the Ferns, it has everything".

Emily is a British Cycling Level 2 Coach offering guiding.


Jim Monro

Coach and Guide

Jim is just 19 years old but his skill level is way beyond his years. The youngest rider at this year’s Red Bull Hardline, is a founding member of the Dyfi Dig Crew and knows every inch of the terrain. Jim is also a keen racer, just starting out on the World Cup scene, he qualified for the Snowshoe 2021 World Cup.

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike leader.


Alf Raynor

Coach and Guide

Alf is 19 years old and has been a key member of our dig crew for 2 years, he is Dyfi Bike park guide with over two years of outdoor instructor experience and is best known for his tricks! Alf says training to be a coach has taught him how to slow down and consider body movement on the bike a lot more carefully!

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike leader.



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We have half and full days available for both coaching and guiding, with each session tailored to the individual needs of the rider. So whatever your motivation may be, to become more familiar with the park, to session that jump or get together with friends, we've got you covered.

Email us at with dates of interest to book your session.