Ed has been riding mountain bikes for about 20 years. Over this time the bikes have progressed and so has the way we ride them and the trails we ride. Like many other ordinary mountain bikers he’s progressed along with this. He’s got a good eye for spotting what people need to do to improve their riding up to the next level, because he’s been there and done it himself. Ed has run Great Rock for 5 years now.


The skills courses run at the trail centre locations of Gisburn Forest and Hurstwood, both in Lancashire, as well as on the famous natural trails of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. I also run trips which combine skills tips and guided riding at other locations including the Basque Country and Spanish Pyrenees in N.W. Spain and Sospel in the Maritime Alps in the south of France.

Great Rock has been featured recently in the bike magazines: Singletrack, MBR, Dirt and MBUK as well as being featured in mucky online videos (all biking of course). As you can imagine I love and live bikes and am usually out there riding them most of the time.



email: ed@great-rock.co.uk

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/greatrock

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Rock/310587552770?ref=nf

phone: 07545 228209

I run open group skills days, all listed under the Courses tab above, as well as offering any variation on these courses as private days for individuals or groups.

Cost for a place on an open group day is £80 per person. A one to one day costs £210 and these run on week days. Private group days cost from £240 on a week day or more on a Saturday or Sunday. Fill in the form over on the right if you want to know more. Prices for guiding vary depending on time and number of riders, please ask for details.

“I’ve known Ed about a year, and in that time he’s managed to completely turn my head around with regards bike design and setup, and has got me riding stuff I never thought possible.” – Brant Richards back in 2009 – Shedfire Design Group  On One & Titus bikes


photo Benji Haworth

photo Benji Haworth