Ride Holme is run by Jason Budd, a mountain biker who has been riding the trails around the Holme Valley and the Peak District for over 20 years.
Jason is passionate about biking in its many different forms. He enjoys participating in Enduro racing and endurance challenges, going on bike packing and cycle touring adventures, visiting bike parks and BMX riding - so it’s no surprise that he likes to share this enthusiasm with others.
He started riding bikes at the tender age of 5 and began entering BMX competitions just a few years later, winning lots of competitions throughout his childhood.
When guiding or riding in groups, he has a reputation for being friendly, approachable and encouraging, whatever your experience or ability. Add in his good understanding of cycle maintenance (he’s often ‘tinkering’ on his bike at home) and you’ll find that he’s a great person to have around - especially for those mid-ride repairs.
Jason also brings his experience from years of playing in the outdoors to help guide clients safely in the hills and dales. He has climbed extensively in both the UK and abroad for many years and can occasionally be found on two feet instead of two wheels, helping his wife to tick off the Lake District Wainwrights.
His qualifications include the British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader award (licensed and insured by British Cycling) and an ITC Outdoor First Aid Certificate.
He is also qualified as an SPA Climbing Instructor and has undergone Mountain Leader training. Away from mountain biking, he is qualified as an IRATA Rope Access Level 3 supervisor.
As a keen supporter of mountain bike advocacy, Jason decided to undertake an endurance bike packing challenge in 2018 to raise money for repairs on the well-known Cut Gate bridleway, one of his local trails.
He created a route (now named the ‘Advocacy Way’) from the Dales Bike Centre in North Yorkshire to Cafe Adventure in Hope, Derbyshire. Loading his bike with camping kit and food, he then tackled a solo off-road route covering 150 miles, taking 3 days to complete and raising over £600 for the BMC Mend Our Mountains campaign.
Watch this space for more challenges…