This intermediate mountain bike 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 with the help of our expert coaches.
At Cyclewise we have some of the most highly qualified and experienced guides / coaches in the UK working with us.These coaches are very passionate about what they do and how they can help you to improve your riding so that you get the most out of your time on the bike. For most people it was their parents who taught them to ride but that will only get you so far, so come along and let our coaches teach you the Intermediate MTB Skills required to start tackling the big stuff!
So 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 and 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. Where necessary we will use 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!
Revision of Core Skills: - Weight shift and the cone of movement, track stands, manual front wheel lifts, power assisted front wheel lifts, rear wheel lifts, understanding of climbing & descending and breaking.
Intermediate Skills: - Riding a berm, picking a line, riding on technical terrain - learning these skills will allow you to ride smoothly and in control on the most tricky and technical sections of trail.
The Intermediate Skills put onto the trail: - Now you know what the Intermediate Skills are, it's time to put them on the trail. We will find the trail that's right for you and apply all your newly acquired skills. Using video feedback we will be able to coach you to the very highest standards, making sure your skills are technically correct and giving you the confidence to become the rider you want to be.
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. During the course, we will take you on some great routes where you will be able to use your newly acquired skills.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6 max
Course Cost: £90 for 1 day (Over 18's only)
Course Venue: Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW
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.
COSTS & DETAILS || ONE DAY COURSE £90.00
Sun 28 Oct 2018
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Forest Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, United Kingdom
6 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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