Little Rippers

Little Rippers kids mountain bike tuition by Dirt School
Little Rippers
Little Rippers
Little Rippers

Little Rippers

  • Ages 7 - 10 years
  • Glentress Trails
  • For all abilities, this course is all about having fun on the trails and making new friends

If you want your child to get into riding mountain bikes then this is the place to send them. Little Rippers is all about having heaps of fun and good times riding bikes, whilst learning the skills required to tackle blue (and eventually red) trails safely and confidently with their peers. Based at various venues in the Tweed Valley over three days, there’s plenty for us to enjoy here without the little ones having to pedal any great distance. 

Little Rippers takes place over three consecutive mornings and covers body position, safe braking, trail etiquette, drops, corners and pumping. It’s a great way of setting your kid up for success through giving them control on their bikes, and will put your mind at ease that they have all the tools to ride safely in the future. 

This is the course to choose if you have a young rider who is already riding bikes and knows how to stand up and use their brakes as a minimum, but equally caters for kids who’re already keen young riders - we often split the groups in Little Rippers to keep it at the right level for all.

  • How to properly stand on their bike and find a good neutral body position letting them stay balanced over uneven terrain
  • How to use range of motion to deal with undulating terrain and remaining in control
  • Proper line choice and body position for flat and supported corners
  • How to deal with drop offs safely and in control
  • A bike safety check
  • Trail etiquette
  • What to take with them on a bike ride
  • Price: £105.00
  • Age: 7 - 10 years
  • Duration: 3 consecutive mornings of 2.5 hour sessions from 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • Capacity: 12 riders with 2 coaches
  • Rider experience: Beginner & Intermediate
  • Type of trails: Blue and some Red trails, Skills Park, Jumps

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Course Feedback

Can’t say enough good things about Dirt School. They say the proof is in the pudding and we are so impressed how the kids can explain what they’ve learnt, why they’ve learnt it, how to be safe and how to have a lot of fun. Ticked every box and would thoroughly recommend.


My kids love it. Fun, friendly, talented coaches, who managed the kids with apparent ease. Each time they ride with Dirt School I see their confidence and skills on the bike grow.


Two very happy tired boys after their first course at Dirt School and a very impressed dad with how everything was run!

Is your young rider aged 10-14?

Our Youth Academy, based around red, black and natural trails, as well as jumps and drops is the perfect place for those young riders who already have a fair amount of mountain biking experience and are looking to progress their riding with our experienced coaches.