Why choose Michael Guilford for MTB Skills Coaching?
Michael is an experienced mountain bike skills coach and leader, having worked with a wide range of riders from beginners to Elite level MTB racers. Michael is qualified as a British Cycling Level 3 coach and Level 2 MTB Leader.
He has 10 years of MTB riding experience in The Peak District, Scotland, England and Wales, both natural and trail centre terrain. Michael has raced the national XC series for 4 years, and placed on the podium in both National and Regional Races.
But there’s more to an excellent mtb skills coach than qualifications and experience…
At the root of all of Michael’s coaching, is an intricate understanding of the components of bike riding ability, and an intuitive understanding of how to help a wide range of people to achieve their maximum potential.
The principles of maximum potential in MTB are:
Precision & Control – complete skills to a consistent standard
Physical Strength & Endurance – utilise physical strength to your limit in order to complete the task
Speed – complete skills with agility to increase the pace of your riding
Focus – utilise your mental strength to its full potential
Creativity & Play – try new things and experiment in your riding