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.
One of our most popular courses and the 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" to move your riding forwards.
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- If you don't move you will fall off, this is where riding starts.
Track Stands - 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. 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 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.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6 max
Course Cost: £150 for 2 days (Over 18's only)
Course Venue: Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW
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COSTS & DETAILS || TWO DAY COURSE £150.00
Sat 17 Feb 2018 - Sun 18 Feb 2018
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Forest Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, United Kingdom
6 places available on this course.
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