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 PERFORMANCE MTB UK...who are we?


We are a husband and wife team (Andy & Nik) who live, love and breath everything to do with mountain biking, it’s our passion, our hobby and now it’s our small, independent, family-run business. We are based in the East Midlands we run the majority of our skills and fitness courses in full cooperation with the Forestry Commission at Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Nottinghamshire. Our Wilderness courses and guided rides take place in the outstanding natural beauty of the Peak District National Park.


We both work full time in the NHS so for the time being PMTBUK is run during our spare time at evenings and weekends.



British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Skills and Fitness Coach

British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Ride Leader

British Cycling Level 2 Cyclo-cross Coach

British Cycling Level 2 Cycling Coach

British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader

Holds a 2 day outdoor emergency first aid certificate

Loves Sci Fi, Action and Thriller movies, listening to Hard Rock, AOR n Heavy Metal music and attending the odd gig when he can fit it in.



British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Ride Leader

British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader 

Holds a 2 day outdoor emergency first aid certificate

Chief ride researcher and ride planner

Loves Period Drama's, Thriller and Action movies, listening to Hard Rock music, Photography (currently studying for her Photography Degree with the OCA) and planning and researching bike trips and adventures.


We believe in Sport for All, that everyone should be able to get the most enjoyment they can out of their riding, have the opportunity to develop, grow and #bethebestyoucan. It doesn’t matter what you ride, it’s how you ride that matters.


We have over 20 years’ combined experience in 'modern' mountain biking and have been riding bikes for far longer than we dare to admit. We’ve ridden across the length and breadth of the UK at trail centres, through barren wastelands and across private estates taking parting part in events that encompass the vast variety of MTB activities and challenges.

From 24 hr Cross Country races through staged Enduro events to Charity MTB sportives we have experienced them all. What we love and enjoy the most is sharing our passion with others, helping them to grow, develop and experience the amazing feelings lifestyle benefits that riding can bring, this is why we lead and coach, plain and simple.

Here are some of the events we have taken part in...


British Cycling National XC series

Midlands Friday Evening XC series

Midlands XC series

British Heart Foundation MTB Challenges

Mini Mad Orc 

The Dusk til Dawn 12 hour XC

ON:IT 12 hour XC solo

Dark Peak MTB Orientation Marathon

The Shouldham 6 hour Enduro XC

MTB Marathon Events

The Kielder 101 XC

The Ard Rock Enduro

The Ard Moors

The Ard Rock Marathon

Singletrack 7

The Sam Haughton Challenge

HopeTech Pre Peaks

PMBA HopeTech Women's Enduro 

The Hardcore 100

24 hr Mountain Mayhem 

MTB Epics Events 

As we travel around the country taking part in events we like to visit trail centres along the way and we've ridden...

One Planet Llandegla

Coed y Brenin

Cannock Chase

Hicks Lodge

Dalby Forest Trails

Thetford Forest

Sherwood Pines









Fort William



Laggan Wolftrax 

Forest of Dean

Nothing really beats planning a day out riding off the beaten track. Nik has taken us on some epic and stunning rides in these locations...

The C2C - Workington to Roker Sunderland

The Peak District - Dark & White Peak

The North Yorkshire Moors

The North Yorkshire Dales

The Lake District - Skiddaw, Helvellyn 

Mid Wales - The Long Gap

Snowdonia - Snowdon

The Cairngorms - Cairngorm, Burma Road 

The Scottish Borders - The Merrick, Glentrool Big Country

The Scottish Highlands - Ben Nevis North Face

North Nottinghamshire

Cannock Chase

 Nik & Andy Hampshire - PMTBUK

Performance MTB UK are completely independent, we are not funded by any outside individual or organisation. We have not received any freebies or special treatment from any individual or organisation, though we are open to offers! 

The links provided on this site to other sites and services are done so because these are organisations that we are involved with on a voluntary / paid basis or those we have personally paid for and used their services. Any reviews of products have also been paid for by us too...again we are open to offers! 

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