BASE Academy

Is this course for you?

  • This course is by graduation through Advanced Academy or application process only as we venture onto the most challenging and remote terrain the Tweed Valley has to offer

  • You're a young rider aged 13-16 years old

  • You've been through our Advanced Academy several times and our coaches have said you're ready to move up
  • You're thinking about applying for our BASE College course when you leave school and would like an insight into what being at college with Dirt School is like.
  • You're already racing Enduro or Downhill races regularly
  • You'd like to develop your race results at national or international level
  • You're comfortable riding the steepest most technical terrain we can throw at you
  • You want to progress your technical riding to an elite level
  • You want to meet fast young mountain bikers like yourself
  • You want to push your limits

Course Details

  • Price: £175.00
  • Duration: 10:00 to 14:00 for 4 consecutive days
  • Capacity: 12
  • Rider experience: Elite Level Young Riders
  • Type of trails: The hardest most technical Enduro and Downhill Trails in the Tweed Valley
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike inculded: no
  • Food included: no
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What you'll learn

  • For 4 consecutive days, we'll be covering the following:
  • The core, simple skills covered regularly and throughout our BASE College course
  • How to remain stable and neutralise bumps and undulations on the trail at speed
  • How to turn with your hips and keep your upper body neutral
  • The use of dynamic movement on complex sections of trail to allow you to find more grip
  • How to ride the steepest more challenging enduro trails safely and efficiently
  • Understanding how to make your riding scalable
  • Understanding perceived exertion and race strategy

  • Please contact us before booking as submission of video evidence will be required ahead of this course to check suitability, unless your young rider has already been invited to join BASE Academy by one of our coaching team.

  • Tuesday 19th July 2022
  • 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd of July 2022, Innerleithen
  • 2 place(s) available
  • Tuesday 2nd August 2022
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th of August 2022, Innerleithen
  • 4 place(s) available