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Mountain Bike Core Skills Course - 2 Day



The most important skills you can ever learn when it comes to mountain biking.  Become a better, more confident rider with the ability to control the most difficult of terrain.



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  • Course Description

    The most important skills you can ever learn when it comes to mountain biking.  Become a better, more confident rider with the ability to control the most difficult of terrain.

    This is one of the most popular mountain bike skills courses we run in the Lake District and concentrates on the most important MTB skills you can ever learn when it comes to the sport of mountain biking.

    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 the core skills, we give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending and braking. The course concentrates on the technically correct way to perform the MTB core skills required to become a more competent and confident rider. Our Core Skills MTB coaching course is also ideal 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 riding skills. 

    Once you have got to grips with the techniques on day 1, you will be given the opportunity to transfer these skills to the trail on day 2 under the guidance of our expert MTB coaches. Using video feedback (where necessary) 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 dialed in.

    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
    Course Cost: £170 for 2 days (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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    2 Day Core Skills Course Reviews
    I just wanted to drop you a line to thank all your staff for an amazing weekend. First to Nick for his instruction and hospitality over the weekend he is a credit to your team. And to the guys in the store who also made my weekend, with their great service and sound advice. So I will be back for more.

    Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my 2 day core skills course. What a really good team of people you have, they're all polite and very helpful. Special mention to Dave Blyth, (the man who made me realise how bad my riding has been over the last 26 years!), for his patience, humour and professionalism. I still can't believe that I was taught so much in such a short time, without actually realising it. Clipless pedals have their place, but not on my bikes....have now changed both to 'Flatties'!  Off now to get some practice!
    A Big Thank you to you all and I WILL be back for another helping.

    Very very professional approach from Instructor Nick throughout. I particularly appreciated the advice given on general maintenance and repair which was not part of the course. Will definitely come back for further development.

    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 14 Nov 2020 - Sun 15 Nov 2020

9:00AM - 4:30PM

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

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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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017687 78711 - [email protected]
Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
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01900 821998 - [email protected]
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