Absolute Beginners

MTB Skills for the Novice Rider

Is this course for you?

  • You have just started riding and want to learn the basics

  • You'd like to learn and ride with people at the same level as you

  • Want to ride with an experienced mountain bike coach who'll take you through the scary bits and give you confidence to try new things

  • You're keen to learn more about your bike and how to take care of it after each ride

  • Baffled by all the jargon and want it all explained in plain English

  • Scared of crashing and would like to be more confident

  • Feel out of your depth on a popular trail 

  • Want to iron out some niggles in your technique at the very beginning

Course Details

  • Price: £75

  • Duration: 3.5hr

  • Capacity: 6

  • Rider experience: Beginner

  • Type of trails: Green and Blue graded trails

Dates Available-

What you'll learn

  • Bike setup including saddle position, handlebar set up, tyre pressure and how to avoid punctures

  • Seated pedalling, standing up pedalling and changing gears efficiently and correctly

  • Trail etiquette so you feel at home on the trails and with other riders

  • Minor trail-side repairs including taking the rear wheel off, quick releases and puncture repair

  • Basic body position for balance, safety and stability

  • Rolling drops and dealing with steep sections of trail

  • What the different brakes do and when to use them

  • How to corner including line choice, body position, braking and where to ride on the trail for safety, balance and confidence

  • Basic maintenance of your bike