Intermediate Skills

This course is aimed at those riders who are already competent in the four Core Skills and are ready to take their mountain biking to the next level. Using video feedback and analysis, we will teach you to skim the rough stuff, ride drops like they don't exist, rail berms and clear obstacles using our purpose-built coaching trail.

Intermediate Skills Course CyclewiseWhile not a requirement, we recommend that you have either completed our Core Skills or Leadership course before coming along on the Intermediate Skills course. If you have not completed either of these courses but feel you have the necessary skill level, please do get in touch to discuss your experience. (Please see our skills video showing the core techniques you should be able to perform before joining us on an Intermediate Course)

What are the Intermediate Skills?

Bunny Hops - The ability to hop the bike over an obstacle in a controlled manner.
Step Overs - The ability to independently lift each wheel over an obstacle.
Step Ups - The ability to ride along and step the bike up on to a section of trail.
Drop Offs - The ability to ride of a small drop in a controlled manner using body position.

All these skills are extremely useful on both man-made or natural trails. Wherever you tend to ride, you will instantly see the difference these techniques make to your riding and the things you can attempt while out on the trail. We will be using video feedback so you can admire yourself when you nail the best drop off, bunny hop of your life! This course will take you out of your comfort zone and beyond, giving you the confidence and ability to attempt moves and terrain you would never have attempted before without a trip to the local A&E!

During the course, we will take you on some great routes where you will be able to use your new skills to the max.

Instructor Ratio: 1:6 max
Course Cost
: £80
Course Venue:
Whinlatter Forest Park


Intermediate Skills Course Dates 2015
Sunday 12th April 4 Places
Saturday 2nd May 5 Places
Saturday 27th June 6 Places
Saturday 12th September 6 Places
Saturday 31st October 6 Places
More dates coming soon

Please click here to make a booking

When you come along on a Cyclewise course you will be given a voucher that entitles you to 10% off shop purchases for the duration of your course and 10% off your next course booking (excludes British Cycling Leadership Assessments)

All the course information will be sent to you via e-mail once we have received your online booking form. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the course, we will be very happy to help.