Getting Started

Is this course for you?

  • You are over eighteen
  • You have just started riding and want to learn the basics
  • You'd like to learn and ride with people at the same level as you
  • Want to ride with an experienced mountain bike coach who'll take you through the scary bits and give you confidence to try new things
  • You're keen to learn more about your bike and how to take care of it after each ride
  • Baffled by all the jargon and want it all explained in plain English
  • Scared of crashing and would like to be more confident
  • Feel out of your depth on a popular trail
  • Want to iron out some niggles in your technique at the very beginning

Course Details

  • Price: £95.00
  • Duration: 4
  • Capacity: 6
  • Rider experience: Beginner
  • Type of trails: Green and Blue graded trails
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike inculded: no
  • Food included: no
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What you'll learn

  • Bike setup including saddle position, handlebar set up, tyre pressure and how to avoid punctures
  • Seated pedalling, standing up pedalling and changing gears efficiently and correctly
  • Trail etiquette so you feel at home on the trails and with other riders
  • Minor trail-side repairs including taking the rear wheel off, quick releases and puncture repair
  • Basic body position for balance, safety and stability
  • Rolling drops and dealing with steep sections of trail
  • What the different brakes do and when to use them
  • How to corner including line choice, body position, braking and where to ride on the trail for safety, balance and confidence
  • Basic maintenance of your bike
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