Core Techniques Course


Core Techniques Course – 1 Day

The aim of this course is to equip riders with the key techniques that underpin a wide range of mountain bike skills, from descending to drops & jumps.

The course will provide explanation and instruction to help you improve in these key areas:

  • Weight shift & position- manipulating your body position and contact points to negotiate trail features
  • Spatial awareness – understanding the trail ahead of you and how your bike and body will move through it
  • Cornering
  • Braking & grip – key skills underpinning descending
  • Pedalling and gearing
  • Bike setup – Suspension, Tyre Pressures, Bike Fit.

Course Prerequisites

This course is aimed at all mountain bikers. While its suitable for beginners it will help any rider to improve. You must be confident at riding a mountain bike on relatively flat paths, such as bridleways and blue graded trails.

11 year olds upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied to the session by an adult guardian.

What do you need for the course?

  • Mountain bike in full working order.
  • Helmet and gloves are mandatory.
  • Wear other protective equipment that you would normally use for a MTB ride.
  • Flat pedals/shoes are strongly recommended (as opposed to clipless pedals)
  • Suitable clothing and a jacket- the coaching locations can be exposed and you wont be riding continuosly.
  • To have completed a rider information/consent form (a link will be given after payment)


Grenoside Woods MTB trails & Wharncliffe Woods meet at the Grenoside Woods Car Park postcode  S35 8RS


6hrs 9.30am to 3.30pm*

*If there are three or less riders booked on the course then the duration will be reduced to 3.5hrs, and the timing will be 9.30am to 1pm. This is because more individual attention can be given and the content covered more quickly.

Terms & Conditions for Booking:

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