Finding Your Feet: Core Skills

(5 customer reviews)

£65.00

If you’re new to the sport or if you’ve only been riding for a short while, this session is ideal for you and can give you a huge confidence boost.

The aim of the mountain bike coaching session is to tackle the fundamentals of mountain biking.

Topics covered during the course include the core skills of:-
  • Body position on the bike
  • Braking
  • Weight shift
  • Future trail
  • Gears
  • Small climbs and descents

The session will break down the fundamental basics of mountain biking and hone your core skills to improve your time on the trails!

Session runs from 10am -1pm.

This is an adults (18+)  course, however 16-18 year olds can attend if there is an adult accompanying them on the course.

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The aim of  ‘Finding your Feet: Core Skills’ mountain bike coaching session is to tackle the fundamentals of mountain biking. The course introduces skills such as body position on the bike, braking, gears and understanding the trail centre environment. Throughout the session,  your coach will make use of a number of mountain bike specific coaching zones around the trail centre.

The coaching course is based at our local trail centre Pedalabikeaway which allows us to utilise the network of trails and allows you, the client, time to practice new skills all under the watchful eye of our British Cycling mountain bike coach.

There is a maximum of six participants per session so you’ll receive plenty of group and one-to-one time with the coach.

The session is 3 hours and starts at 10 am. Please be ready to ride for 9.50am.

Topics covered during the course include the core skills of:-

  • Body position on the bike
  • Braking
  • Weight shift
  • Future trail
  • Gears
  • Small climbs and descents

 

Finding your Feet: Core Skills is the first step of our comprehensive coaching pathway.  It is a progressive structure for you, the rider, to develop from a complete beginner to exhibiting hardcore skills on your mountain bike! Already been on this course?  Then have a look at ‘FOD Flow‘ to progress your mountain biking skills

This is an adults (18+)  course, however 16-18 year olds can attend if there is an adult accompanying them on the course.

5 reviews for Finding Your Feet: Core Skills

  1. Ghizzi

    A lovely friendly, fun session, fully as anticipated and stated. Covered the basics on bike set up and safety, then ready position, future scanning and weight shifting, with some extra focus on groups specific requests and needs. I definitely feel more confident about tackling the trail and more aware of what I need to focus on and work on to enjoy riding even more! I can’t wait for the next session Flow…I would highly recommend. Cheers Windy.
    P.S. Make sure you take plenty of water and possibly a high energy snack, 3 hours in this weather, even without a particularly strenuous ride, needs it. Enjoy.

  2. Simon (verified owner)

    Rachel, the instuctor, was very professional throughout. Started with safety and basics then worked up to one dot downhill – didn’t expect that! She was really keen to give advice on bike set-up and our particular skill requirements. Some of us did the Verderer’s afterwards to put in practice what we had learnt and I had another go at the downhill, as well. Very pleased :

  3. Robert W

    I’ve ridden on the road for many years, but I have never ridden a forest trail. Rather than just hire a bike and hope for the best, I decided to pay for a core skills course and it was definitely money well spent. Clare was a great coach who slowly built up our techniques and confidence. Before I knew it she pointed me downhill for the final descent back to the bike centre, told me I’d be fine and enjoy myself – and I was, thanks to her coaching.

    This course is excellent value and it’s given me the confidence to practice the techniques a bit more by myself.

  4. Dom (verified owner)

    Just had a session with Dave this morning. It was great and as a novice has given me the confidence to take the next steps.

    • David Windebank

      Amazing stuff!!! Thanks for the feedback!

  5. Deborah (verified owner)

    We had a fabulous session with Todd. Learnt so much and developed loads of confidence. I can’t believe how much progress was made – thing I was so nervous of at the start I was riding with confidence by the end. Todd tailored the session to the ability of the participants and was always encouraging and challenging us to achieve more. Loads of fun – highly recommended

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