gingersquirrel

Nae Nuts Required

Welcome!

We are a non-profit organisation who provide guided ride outs with the aim to encourage more women and children to get out there and ride bikes.

We put on kids camps, guided rides, Enduro practise and mechanics classes.

Some are for women only, others are open to men and women. We allow volunteers who are training for their MTB Leader or British Cycling coaching qualification to assist the various activities and learn from a qualified individuals way of operating while logging their required logbook times.

Any profits are reinvested towards keeping the kids camps affordable and purchasing equipment for use.

We also aim to provide financial help towards increasing the amount of females holding British Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leadership Awards and associated Outdoor First Aid.

All guides who operate with us must have the following :

  • British Cycling MTB leadership awards of level 2 minimum
  • Valid Outdoor First Aid certificate
  • British Cycling insurance – leader specific
  • Safeguarding children training and certification
  • Disclosure Scotland vetted

You are not legally required to have the above paperwork to operate as a mtb guide in the UK at present. But we like to do things right here at Ginger Squirrel HQ.  It costs more for the overheads, but you can be assured your guide will have the skills required to make your day a success and deal with any emergency with only your groups needs being considered, and not those of an uninsured or unqualified individual affecting their judgement.

Objectives of Ginger Squirrel Adventures

To encourage females and children of all ages to participate in cycling.

To provide an opportunity to meet like minded females in a social environment.

To encourage women to undertake cycling related training, racing and skills courses. To share knowledge and encourage learning of navigation, mechanical repairs, first aid, nutrition and training techniques.

To build confidence in girls and women to travel throughout Scotland by bicycle. To learn the skills to undertake offroad activities in remote area as a solo individual, or within a group environment.

Although we encourage females, we are not exclusive. Men and boys are welcome to attend if they feel this type of environment is right for them.

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Rob Roy Way

Whether you want to race to win or to socialise, ride natural singletrack or just spend an afternoon sessioning the jump park we will encourage and support you and give you advice on where to go.  We are just as happy on NCP as we are in full face helmets and goggles. As long as we are on 2 wheels, we are happy.

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Fiona practicing her zen face in Lomond Hills.

Sponsorship

If you would like to get behind us in what we do financially or volunteer your time to help, please contact us on info@gingersquirreladventures.com.