Bugsboarding is well-known for being one of the most progressive mountain board centres in the UK; there aren’t many places where you could find an absolute beginner riding 100 metres away from the current World Freestyle Champion. Whether you are an extreme-sports enthusiast, looking for a new adrenaline buzz, or a basic novice, there will be something to challenge you at Bugsboarding.
The centre has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere making it the perfect place to spend a day or even a weekend.
The Bugs Shack at the top of the hill offers a place for riders to chill out before they go for a ride, you can grab a snack and a hot drink… very popular in the winter. You can also order anything from the full range of MBS gear that you may have seen or tried.
The Mini Ramp is situated just next to the Shack, and can be ridden by anything with clean wheels. Many of our riders choose to warm up before a big session by having a few minutes on the mini ramp.
The Beginner’s Slope:
A wide, grassy slope with practice rails and kickers dotted around it makes up our beginner section. Despite its name, many of our competent riders come just to play around on the downsized slopestyle park, or to warm down after a tiring day.
One of the most highly-regarded slopestyle courses in the world, it was built by AJ Watkins, Buggs and former World Champion Leon Robbins from the U.S.A. There are hundreds of different lines to hit, varying from 25ft tabletops, to kinked rails and quarterpipes. It is frequently used for large-scale photo shoots and adverts, and is often put through its paces by the MBS Pro Team.
A short and technical course runs down the back of the hill, which can be ridden slowly by intermediate riders or taken full speed by more experienced ones. It was recently extended and modified, offering riders more choices in lines and features.
Situated at the bottom of the hill, the campsite offers any travelling riders a sheltered environment to pitch camp.
Who will teach me?
We have trained instructors who will often be some of the top riders in the UK. Local champion Joe Dickson (2008 Elite Champion, 2007 & 2006 U18 Champion, 2005 U16 Champion) is often there helping out and teaching. All instructors are trained by the UK All Terrain Board Association (ATBA-UK) up to level two. We can offer anything from one on one lessons to groups to coach loads.
What equipment will we use?
Bugsboarding uses MBS Mountainboards. We have a wide range of boards suiting people of all sizes and levels. We use protective equipment from MBS and Bullet.
Where is Bugsboarding?
Bugsboarding is in Maismore just a couple of miles out of Gloucester. We are easily accessible from the M5 and M50. Our address is:
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