BSO Introduction to Bikepacking


Stuart Wright is the man behind Bear Bones bikepacking and the near legendary Welsh Ride Thing. In this intro to bikepacking course, Stuart will cover all the basics and give you the confidence and knowledge you need to get out there on your very first bikepacking adventure or get prepared for bigger trips.

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What to Expect:

Stuart is an expert in lightweight bikepacking. During this course Stuart will explore the confusing world of kit selection and luggage options before showing you what and how to pack to minimise the burden and maximise the fun.

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What to Bring:

This is an onsite activity and doesn't require you to bring any equipment. Dress for the weather as you will be outside for the duration of this course.

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: Any age welcome (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: Stuart Wright - Bear Bones Bikepacking
Student / Instructor Ratio: 12:1
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.