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.


"Hi All, I just wanted to thank you for a great course on Saturday, Graham is a very inspiring coach and I feel my riding has improved even further (i attended your Core skills course last year). I have now gone away with lots to practice but i just wanted to say thanks for to the whole Cyclewise team. The guys in the shop also gave me some great advice and I will certainly be back. Thanks again", (Mark)

Hi Cyclewise, I would like to pass on my thanks to Graham for the instruction i recently received. He was able to show us the techniques and then coach them to us in a manner that was very professional but also fun. He was very patient with us all and nothing was too much trouble. I will be back for some 1:1 coaching once i have had chance to do my homework! Thanks again (Stuart)

"We attended the imtermediate skills course on April10 and Graham was a fantastic instructor providing us with new skills to improve our riding capabilities. Despite my tumble which required a visit to the hospital at the end of the course for a few stitches and a tetanus jab our riding skills and confidence continue to improve. We will be back for some more tuition. Can you pass on our belated appreciation to Graham and we look forward to more training with Cyclewise. (John)

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 2015-16
Saturday 12th September 6 Places
Saturday 31st October 6 Places
Saturday 5th March 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.