Mountainbike Guide

Phill is a seasoned veteran in all things mountain biking with over 20 years of guiding experience, and founder of Mountain Bike Wales. He loves nothing more than riding in Wales and sharing his passion for mountain biking with friends.

During the weekends you can find Phill guiding group of excited mountain bikers, training riders to become guides, or riding himself with his partner Polly and their dog Bunbury.

Question time

First name: Phil      Surname: Stasiw     Location: Llanidloes, Wales      Background: MTB Guide with more than 20 years of experience, deeply in love with riding in Wales.

What bikes do you own?

Saracen Traverse, Saracen Mantra Carbon, Orange AlpineE, Orange RX9, Orange Stage 4 for guiding and a Trek Madone!

Aspirational bike?

Tough one, but has to be the next iteration of the Orange Stage 5. If today, Santa Cruz Hightower.

Favourite ride or trail?

Can I have a few? Nevache Valley nr Briancon, French Alps. Dyfi Forest, Snowdonia/Cambrian Mountains and the Isle of Arran.

Favourite rider?

Nick Craig

Favourite cafe/coffee shop?

Great Oak, Llanidloes

Coffee of choice?

Flat White

What motivates you about riding?

Just being outdoors, feeling the extremities, and seeing placed many people will never see.

Riding tunes (turbo…obviously)?

Led Zepplin, Immigrant Song or Babe I’m Gonna Leave You!! Random!

When not riding, where can we find you?

Mid Wales for sure, walking in the Cambrian Mountain in the morning, down to the beach in Cardigan Bay in the afternoon.

Favourite thing about Bikmo?

The staff knowledge and enthusiasm for cycling is second to none. Not a team of salespeople, but a team of outdoor athletes and enthusiasts who know exactly what we need in the industry. And can make a very fine cup of coffee when we meet up!!

Curious what’s Phil up to? Follow his adventures guiding through on finest trails Wales has to offer on Instagram & Twitter.

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