Little Fodders Club

Little Fodders

A British Cycling registered Go-Ride Mountain Bike Club for 5-14 year olds run by WyeMTB

The main objective of the Little Fodders club is for the kids to have a load of fun on their bikes, learn some new skills and maybe even a few tricks!

It is delivered by British Cycling qualified coaches and runs in 6 week blocks focussing on progressive skill development.  We run beginner, intermediate, advanced and advanced DH levels.

The sessions are split into two main parts:

  1. Skill session – focus on core mountain bike skills from effective braking, cornering, body position, line choice, front and rear wheel lifts, manuals and even jumping the bike!
  2. Applying the skills on the trails – taking the kids out on the mountain bike trails and putting their new found skills into practice.


There is currently a waiting list to attend the club, however, WyeMTB also run non-member sessions:-

  • Monthly girls-only sessions
  • Holiday sessions for beginners and intermediates
  • Fodders Academy
  • DH Development Camps
  • Teen DH

For more information on these sessions, click here to go to the WyeMTB website

The Coaches

Learn from experienced British Cycling qualified professionals.

Gareth Sheppard The Boss

Gareth is the General Manager at Pedalabikeaway.  Prior to running the centre he was the Performance Manager for the British Cycling Team for 6 years, taking the team to London 2012 and countless World Championships and World Cups, and Welsh riders to the Commonwealth Games.

Gareth has been involved in the sport since the early 90’s and represented Great Britain at the World Mountain Bike Championships. He has coached a number of young riders over the last 7 years to success.

Gareth holds the following qualifications;

BSc Sport and Exercise Science

British Cycling Level 3 MTB coach

British Cycling Level 2 MTB leader award

Outdoor First Aid qualified

Child protection and CRB checked

Paul Parent, Coach and E-bike enthusiast

Father to 2 Little Fodders, Paul has been coaching the sessions since 2017 after qualifying as a British Cycling coach. He apparently has a full time job, but he can be found riding at the centre and drinking tea a lot!

British Cycling Level 2 MTB Coach


Clare pretty much lives and breathes cycling.  She coaches, guides, teaches cycling and in her spare time…she bikes!  She also runs a charity Wamba Community Trust that supports a remote community in central Kenya.


A member of Dames MTB, Nic got into coaching as her youngest was a member of the Little Fodders, he has now progressed to the PBA race team! She also coaches pre-school gymnastics and is partial to a spot of Salsa dancing.


Joe has been mountain biking pretty much since it was invented, and is now passing on his passion to his children who attend the club!  He is also a guide and works for our sister company wyeMTB too.

Mark S.

Mark and his partner, Mel, are bike obsessed and when they are not working they travel around the world entering multi-day MTB endurance events.  Don’t challenge him to long ride off, he’s like a duracell bunny!

Mark B.

Ross is in the army, so he’s pretty hard and the kids love him for it!  He’s also parent-coach, and has been MTBing as long as Joe, basically they are very very old (school)!


Rachel is a MTB journalist, an accomplished Enduro racer and runs the Boost Coffee Company with her partner.  Basically she’s really, really cool!