Core Skills - Back To Basics

One of our most popular courses and the 4 most important skills you can ever learn when it comes to Mountain Biking. Become a better rider, bursting with confidence, new techniques and the control to handle the most difficult of terrain with ease. Many of our very experienced Leadership Course candidates have commented on the fact that they would have benefited immensely from learning these skills when they first started mountain biking, so why not join us and go 'back to basics'.


So what are the Core Skills ?

Weight shift and the cone of movement- If you don't move you will fall off, this is where riding starts.
Trackstands
- The ability to balance, the most important skill to learn when it comes to riding a mountain bike.
Manual front wheel lifts
- The ability to lift the front wheel over an obstacle using body position and weight shift.
Power assisted front wheel lifts
- The ability to lift the front wheel at slow speed over an obstacle whilst climbing.
Rear wheel lifts
- The ability to lift the rear wheel over an obstacle.

As well as the 4 core skills, we give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of Climbing, Descending and Braking.


 

2 Day Core Skills Course

Our Core Skills course has been introduced with both beginners and more experienced rider in mind. The course concentrates on the technically correct way to perform the core skills required to become a more competent and confident rider. Our Cyclewise Core Skills is also an ideal course for those mountain bikers who may be looking at completing one of our British Cycling Leadership awards in the future but are not sure about their own personal skills. We also run Ladies Only Skills Courses.

Once you have got to grips with the techniques you will be given the opportunity to transfer these skills to the trail on day 2 under the guidance of our expert coaches. Using video feedback we will show you where you are going wrong and right and show you how much more you can get from your biking with these skills in place.

Instructor Ratio: 1:6 max
Course Cost
: £145
Course Venue:
Whinlatter

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.


Core Skills Dates 2014 Availability
Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd February Full
Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th March
Full
Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th April Full
Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th June
Full
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th July Full
Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th October Full
Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd November 6 Places

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1 Day Core Skills Course

This course is for those beginners who would just like to come along and learn the Core Skills techniques.

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

1 Day Core Skills Dates 2014
Availability
Sunday 4th May Full
Sunday 15th June Full
Saturday 9th August Full
Saturday 13th September Full
Saturday 25th 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 our courses, we will be very happy to help.