Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Sheffield & The Peak District

Course Dates Open For Booking (private bookings also available):

The Whistlestop Skills

In this course we will take a whistlestop tour of all the key areas of mountain bike skills. This will help you to highlight what techniques you need to focus on and give you a feel of how MTB skills coaching will benefit you.

  • Core Techniques
  • Pumping Jumping and Berms
  • Technical descending

          Core Techniques

          These movement and bike handling skills are the foundation on which complex skills are learnt. This is not a 'beginners' course. During the course we will set exercises at a suitable level of challenge for each rider, focusing on the most important elements for the individual.

          These are some of the areas that are covered

          • Weight shift - front and rear wheel lifts, holding a line
          • Spatial awareness & line choice- being aware of the trail ahead of you and how your bike and body will move through it
          • Cornering
          • Braking & grip
          • Pedalling and gearing
          • Bike setup - Suspension, Tyre Pressures, Bike Setup.

          Pumping, Jumping and Berms Course

          These techniques are key to flowing through trails. In particular, man-made style trail centre tracks.

          • Pumping - Speed gain on trails is mostly achieved by pumping, this is key to learning to jump.
          • Jumping - Build on the movement skills of bunny hopping, to using your momentum to clear jumps.
          • Berms - by putting together cornering skills and pumping, you will learn to carry more speed through berms.

          Its recommended you complete the in-Depth Core Techniques Course, the Whistlestop Skills Course or a 1.5hr Private Session before signing up for this course. This will ensure that you get the most out of this course.

          Steep & Technical Descending

          This course is specifically for riders who have mastered the basics and are looking develop discipline specific skills for Downhill, Enduro and XC.

          • Control with limited grip
          • Flowing through rough terrain and rock features
          • Drops and jumps
          • Discipline specific tactics (Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro)
          • Very steep trail features

          Whilst we will never push you to take risks you are not comfortable with, this course will involve riding downhill/enduro orientated trails which are harder than many black graded trail-centre trails. Its important that you are confident at cornering, jumping, drops, loose/slippery/rooty descending, and steep trails. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable, please get in contact via phone or email.