If you are not inclined towards competition the great thing about Mountain Biking is the ability to pit yourself against a course and feel a great sense of achievement. There are now numerous Trail Centres throughout the UK and abroad where you can challenge yourself which usually only charge the cost of parking your car.
Our local centre is of course Cannock Chase and this is recognised as one of the better Trail centres in the country so is well worth using to dial your skills in.
Cannock Chase – http://chasetrails.co.uk/index.php
Forest of Dean – http://thefod.co.uk/
Dalby Forest – http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest
Seven Stanes – http://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com/Home
Wales Web Site – http://www.mbwales.com/Default.aspx