Flat pedals or SPD’s ?

Whichever you feel most confident in. Ideally begin with flat pedals to learn better technique, but if you’re used to SPD’s then please use them

Am I fit enough ?

Riding your bike offroad is a strenuous activity, so any fitness work will help, but riding your bike is the best preparation. If you are hiring a bike for the day, spin classes are a good alternative

I’m worried I won’t keep up!

No-one gets left behind, and there are plenty of opportunities to get your breath back during the day. We run the courses at a pace to suit all the group

Is my bike suitable ?

You will need a reliable and well serviced mountain bike, but you don’t have to spend a fortune, we always say it’s 80% rider skill, 20% bike quality. Full suspension, hardtail or even rigid bikes are fine