The Whistlestop Skills Course 3x 2hr Sessions

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.

  • 2hrs Core Techniques
  • 2hrs Pumping Jumping and Berms
  • 2hrs technical descending

          Core Techniques Course - 2x 4hr Sessions

          these movement and bike handling skills are the foundation on which complex skills are learnt. These are not 'beginner' techniques, all riders need to spend time developing them.

          These are some of the areas that are covered

          • Weight shift - manipulating your body position and contact points to negotiate trail features
          • Spatial awareness - being aware of the trail ahead of you and how your bike and body will move through it
          • Cornering
          • Braking & grip
          • Pedalling and gearing

          Jumps, Pumping and Berms Course 2x 4hr Sessions

          You need to have completed In-Depth Core Techniques Course, the Whistlestop Skills Course or a 1.5hr Private Session before signing up for this course.

          These techniques are all about controlling your contact with the ground, and are key to flowing through the trails.

          • Pumping - A lot speed gain on trails is achieved by pumping, this is key to learning to jump.
          • Jumping - jump natural and man made jumps. Building on the movement skills of bunny hopping on the flat, to using your momentum to clear jumps.
          • Berms - by putting together cornering skills and pumping, you will learn to pump berms. This technique doesnt just apply to berms, but also to roosting and scrubbing other features.

          Technical Descending - In-Depth Course 2x 4hr Sessions

          You need to have completed In-Depth Core Techniques Course, the Whistlestop Skills Course or a 1.5hr Private Session before signing up for this course.

          Descending  at speed with confidence is what we all want to do, but it takes progressive work to get there. Using techniques learnt in other courses, we will develop context specific skills such as:

          • 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

          Why not give us a call?

          Phone 07515536378
          Email info@rideabout.co