Getting Started

Dirt School getting started mountain bike tuition
Getting Started
Getting Started

Getting Started

The perfect course for beginners
Regular price£95.00
VAT included.
Getting Started takes you on your first steps into mountain biking on the green and blue graded trails at Glentress. Covering everything from basic body position and line choice through corners, to what to pack in your bag and even how to deal with minor trail side repairs. Gain confidence and build good riding habits from the very beginning with Getting Started.
  • Price: £95.00
  • Age: 18+
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Capacity: 6 riders
  • Rider experience: Beginner
  • Type of trails: Green and Blue graded trails
  • How to set your bike up for comfortable riding both up and down the hill
  • Trail etiquette so you feel comfortable on the trails and around other riders
  • Simple trail side repairs including rear wheel removal and puncture repair
  • Basic body position for balance, safety and control
  • Rolling drops and dealing with steeper terrain
  • How to corner safely including body position, braking and line choice
  • Basic bike maintenance

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Course Feedback

"Great day out yesterday on novice course to get some decent tips on how to ride - been doing it for a while but never quite enjoyed it enough.  Just what was needed to improve confidence and technique, some great pointers to help with speed, flow, and covered all the key stuff - braking, cornering, climbing, and getting the most distance for the least effort - very important for me!!  Laid back, relaxed and yet covered a lot of ground, literally & metaphorically.  Highly recommended”


"Attended the “Getting Started” course on Saturday and would highly recommend it!

Our coach was brilliant at teaching the correct techniques & maintenance of bikes. The difference in my ability from morning to afternoon was easily noticed. Thank you!"

Looking for coaching for kids?

Dirt School Academy offers courses throughout the school holidays for young riders of all abilities, age 7 - 16. From those just starting out on the green and blue trails, where it's all about having fun in the forest, right through to elite young athletes at the top of their game.