Grit, Track and Trail

We are a local business that specialises in the provision of cycling, climbing and mountaineering courses. York has a long tradition linked to cycling and our centre can provide local courses meeting a variety of needs all delivered by experienced tutors.

The Rawcliffe Bar site is in a fantastic location with easy access to local cycle path networks and roads alike. It is also the site of the excellent new pump track which is soon to be extended.

From this site we are able to run a number of excellent road and mountain bike based courses as well as maintenance courses. All our courses are well served by a warm classroom and a kitchen to keep the hot drinks flowing

Courses Available

Road Courses

Young Leader Road Award

Introduction to Supporting Rides (Ride Supporter)

Ride Manager

Mountain bike based courses

Young Leader MTB Award

Maintenance courses

Fundamental Maintenance

NSI Maintenance

Trailside / Roadside Maintenance

Advanced Maintenance

Fleet Maintenance

Bespoke courses are available. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Food and Accommodation

Food and Accommodation: 

This is a Non Residential Venue.

There is plenty of accommodation in the York area as well as an array of food outlets.

Contact Information


Rawcliffe Bar Country Park,
Shipton Road,
YO30 5XZ

01904 692854 and 07840 962084
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  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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