Private Bookings

Bespoke Private Coaching

For riders looking for the most personal tuition, we offer bespoke half or full day private mountain bike coaching sessions. Based in the Tweed Valley, we’ll choose from Glentress, Innerleithen, or the Golfie trails, depending on what you’re looking to get from your time with us. 

Over the past 17 years, we’ve worked with a wide variety of riders, from complete beginners all the way up to World Champions, World Cup racers, Olympic athletes and National Champions, as well as clubs and teams of all levels. Whether you’re a racer looking to improve at the top of your game, a cycling club wanting to upskill their coaches and understand modern riding techniques, or a group of mates simply wanting to ride with more confidence, we’ve got you covered with our experienced coaching team. We’ll ensure your day works for you and you get exactly what you’re looking for. 

Whilst we’re predominantly based in the Scottish Borders, we can happily travel further afield for larger group bookings as required, having spent many days coaching across the country and even internationally in the past. 

Kids Private Bookings

Between us, our team has a wealth of experience working with young up and coming riders. Dirt School Academy delivers courses for all abilities throughout the school holidays, but we know that often it's beneficial for young riders to come and see us out with that time. 

Private coaching for kids is ideal for those who perhaps sit in between our Academy courses, or those who are simply looking for some tailored time with us to focus on exactly what they need to improve as a rider. Most importantly though, it’s all about having fun on bikes and inspiring the next generation. 

We can also offer birthday parties for those avid young riders who want to celebrate with their mountain biking friends; we can incorporate anything from technical coaching sessions to riding their favourite trails, and everything in between.


Performance Coaching

If you're looking for the most tailored high level performance coaching out there, then a session with our Head Coach, Andy Barlow, could be for you. Andy has over 15 years of experience working with athletes from all backgrounds, including many performing at Elite World Cup Level.

Half Day One-to-One: £250

Full Day One-to-One: £495

Half Day Group (up to 4 riders): £400

Full Day Group (up to 4 riders): £795

These sessions can cover anything you like from technique coaching to tactical race craft. Recommended for those riding at our 'Advanced Enduro' course level or above, or those who simply want to work with the most experienced coach in the business.

Contact us for team enquiries or international travel quotes.

Private Coaching

All of our coaches go through an in-depth internal training scheme before delivering private coaching. Private sessions are perfect for anyone on their mountain bike journey looking to improve their riding technique, delivered up to our Steep & Technical day course level.

Please see our price list below...

Half Day One-to-One: £195

Full Day One-to-One: £385 

Half Day Group (up to 4 riders): £275

Full Day Group (up to 6 riders): £540

We can also cater for much larger groups, and discount will be applied to the above prices for groups of 18 riders or more. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Kids Coaching

We offer reduced prices for young riders who fall within our Little Rippers or Youth Academy categories, who are under the age of 14, making access to private coaching more affordable for parents. 

Half Day One-to-One: £175 

Half Day Group (up to 6 riders): £225

Full Day Group (up to 6 riders): £395

Kids who ride at Advanced Academy level or above are subject to our adult private bookings, where they’ll be paired with one of our most experienced coaches for their session.

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Andy is an exceptionally talented coach and manages to get the best out of people in an encouraging and informative way. He takes a holistic approach to the rider in addition to focussing on individual areas. Superb value for money, couldn't recommend more highly.


A really professional, enjoyable and well structured group private lesson. Thanks to Andy for all the great advice and for being so friendly and fun.


Had a great one to one with Andy, after years away from riding he helped getting back up to speed with modern bikes. Would highly recommend booking with the team, great day.


Great day of coaching at Glentress with Janey & Andy. Learned so much, their knowledge is spot on and they explained everything so well. We were a mixed ability group and we all came away with lots of individual feedback and totally buzzing! Thanks so much!


I've had a couple of 1-2-1 coaching sessions with Andy Barlow and wouldn't hesitate for an instant in recommending Dirt School, for any level of mountain biker.