My Buzz

We were so thrilled with our #sbs win we did 3 laps of the house! We've been fortunate to have won 5 new business/tourism/marketing awards to date and this endorsement from @theopaphitis is the icing on the cake. Our Twitter feed has gone into meltdown and visits to the website have hugely increased since our win. This is great PR opportunity too and we can't wait to meet the man himself. We're looking forward to being a part of the #sbs family too as everyone so far has been so supportive. We can't wait to see where this takes us on our onward and upward journey!

My Bio

Think of a ski chalet… for mountain bikers… in Wales!

We are very proud that MudTrek Mountain Bike Breaks has built an impressive reputation with our "ski chalet experience for mountain bikers". A multi-award winning small business, we offer fully-catered mountain biking week-ends and holidays and deliver an all-inclusive experience similar to that traditionally offered for skiers at resort chalets. Packages include:

• Cosy, exclusive accommodation
• Incredible views
• Fabulous food
• Transport to/from rides plus riding from the door
• FREE "off piste" guiding
• Full suspension hire bike fleet (optional)


• Corporate guided rides & team building

Close to the world renowned Brechfa trails and central to all the Welsh trail centres our location is ideal, allowing guests the chance to experience fabulous man-made trails and the best natural single track Wales has to offer in the safe hands of qualified mountain bike leaders.

The introduction of our full-suspension bike hire fleet means we are the only “one stop shop” for mountain bike breaks in the UK.

We are a husband and wife team who's combined passions for biking and entertaining provided the impetus for the business which has so far won 4 "Most Exciting/Best New Business" awards plus a "Most Effective Marketing". Endorsement from "THE" entrepreneur Theo Paphitis is absolutely fantastic and we are delighted to attach the #sbs winners title to our list of accolades.

Since MudTrek were afforded a full page review in The Guardian our small business has gone from strength to strength. Amongst other nationals, The Sunday Times have favoured us too and we were particularly delighted to be No.1 in The Independent's "10 Top UK Adventure Breaks".

My Business Tips

Starting MudTrek was a huge leap of faith and involved a big risk and massive change. Moving to a new country, buying and converting property at great expense and then marketing a brand new business concept in a rural area with no budget has definitely been the most challenging time of our lives to date!

Our advice? Do your research. Surround yourselves with positive people. Find yourself a great business mentor. Never give up. When you combine the dream, with drive and determination you'll get there. We did!

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