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Mountain Bike Core Skills Course - 1 Day



A great mountain bike skills course if you are new to mountain biking, or a little more experienced but have never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road.



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  • Course Description

    One of our most popular mountain bike skills courses if you are new to mountain biking, or a little more experienced but never been taught the MTB fundamentals of riding off-road.

    Our mountain bike core skills course will teach you the basic MTB bike skills to get out on the trails tackling technical terrain with confidence and commitment. We have our very own coaching trail here in the Lake District where you can learn away from the actual trails, allowing for a great learning environment. Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and experience a boost in confidence. You'll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking, can affect the way your bike behaves on the trails. You will also leave with the ability to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease. 

    So what are the Core Skills? 

    Bike Set Up - Getting the bike to work for you, looking at saddle, suspension and brake set up.
    Weight Shift and the Cone of Movement - The bike moves, not you! Allowing freedom of movement is where riding really starts.
    Track Stands - Stabilizing the bike. This is one of the most important skills to learn to progress your riding.
    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.
    Rear Wheel Lifts - The ability to lift the rear wheel over an obstacle.
    As well as teaching the core skills, we will give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending and braking.

    If you are unsure whether this is the course for you please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat, we will be happy to help.

    Instructor Ratio: 1:6 maximum
    £100 for 1 day (Over 18's only)
    Course Venue:
    Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW

    Covid 19 Statement

    Throughout our 16 years of delivering high quality Mountain bike courses, our client’s health and well-being has been our number one priority. This priority has not changed.
    Cyclewise has endeavored to meet and adhere to all current Covid-19 guidelines. We will, where applicable, offer the required PPE to our clients and follow robust hygiene guidelines when delivering any of our courses. If you have any questions or concerns before or during the course, then please do communicate these questions to either our Bookings Manager Sue or to your Cyclewise Tutor.
    In line with our Covid-19 operating procedures, all attendees on a Cyclewise course will become part of our “Track and Trace” policy for a period of 21 days after your course. After this period our normal GDRP policy is evoked. 

    Cyclewise – Covid-19 – What we will do.
    Upon arrival on your course, Cyclewise will provide liquid refreshments in disposable cups for the duration of your course. We will provide, where applicable, vinyl gloves and hand sanitisation.

    Cyclewise – Covid-19 – What you will do.
    We require you to bring your own snacks and any stationery items required for your course. Facemasks or face coverings are not mandatory outdoors, however you may wear one if you choose too. (Please bring your own if you wish to wear one or are attending an indoor course)

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    1 Day Core Skills Course Reviews
    Please can you pass on my sincere thanks to Nick Watson for a fantastic day of coaching. I’ve been mountain biking for about 10 years but found the course extremely useful in improving technical skills as well as general advise about bike setup and handling. Nick’s style and approach was absolutely spot on and it is clear that he has a true passion for Mountain Biking. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Nick is a real credit to your business.

    Excellent Day, with lots of laughter and fun. I can't wait for the next course.

    I have had a fabulous day, the course was exactly what I needed. I now feel so much more confident to tackle things I would usually avoid. Cheers Ed, you were so patient and made the day so enjoyable.

    Instructor was excellent - all set up at the right level, great explanations and demos. Had a great time.

    Ed has been a really great instructor. Personable, knowledgeable & thorough. Thank you for a great day.

    If you have a gift certificate to redeem or would prefer to be invoiced for your course place rather than booking online please contact [email protected] and we will organise that booking for you.

    Private Courses are available for both corporate & private groups or individuals -
    contact [email protected]

    Gift Certificates are available for all our courses and are the perfect gift for any family members or friends. Please contact us for more information.

    Free Entitlement: When you come along on your Cyclewise course you will be given a discount card that entitles you to 10% off shop purchases for the duration of your course. Contact us on 01768-898775 or e-mail [email protected] for more information about our courses.


Sat 13 Feb 2021

9:00AM - 4:30PM

Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Forest Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, United Kingdom

0 places available on this course.

Sat 20 Mar 2021

9:00AM - 4:30PM

Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Forest Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, United Kingdom

0 places available on this course.

If you would like to take the course of a date not shown please get in touch to organise a day to suit your needs.

Please email us on [email protected].







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Mountain Bike Centre

Road Bike Centre

017687 78711 - [email protected]
Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

01900 821998 - [email protected]
Unit 2, Faifield Buildings, South St, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

01768 898775 - [email protected]
Bramleys, Great Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9LW
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