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Mountain bike skills courses, development and instruction have been at the heart of what CycleActive offers for over 10 years. We’ve been published in every mountain bike magazine, website and newspaper on the topic and our superb range of courses – delivered right across the UK – give all mountain bikers a way to step up their skills to new levels. 
  Singletrack Skills    Jumps and Drops
XC & All Mountain
Natural Terrain
Leadership MBLA
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The South and Midlands
The North and Scotland

Cannock Chase - The midlands

Swinley - Nr Bracknell (London)



Staveley - The Lake District

Ae Forest- Scottish Boarders

Glentress - Scottish Boarders


Singletrack Skills Courses
   Trail Centres
Singletrack Level 1 - Get Started

Learn to mountain bike the right way as we get you riding the trails with confidence and skill.

  • uneven terrain
  • climbing
  • braking
  • cadence
  • body position
  • descending
  • and more                                        Read More
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Singletrack Level 2 - Progress
Blast through berms, rollers and twisting terrain, master the art of line choice and ride with total control.
  • manuals
  • technical climbing
  • advanced cornering techniques
  • advanced braking
  • vision (line choice)
  • front wheel lift (wheelie)
  • and more                                        Read More
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Singletrack Level 3 - The next level
Attack every section of the trail with new speed, fly through technical sections and build lightning fast reactions.
  • a very bespoke day
  • pump for control
  • steep technical braking
  • linking trail features
  • unweighting
  • bunny hop
  • and more                                        Read More
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Jumps and Drops Skills courses
   Trail Centres
Jumps, and Drops Level 2 - New to J&D's  
Master the manual and perfect your technique for flying off lips, drops, roots and jumps on any trail.
  • pump manual
  • pedal drop
  • small drop offs
  • rollers
  • table top features
  • all for xc trails
  • and more                                        Read More
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Jumps and Drops Level 3 - The next level
Clear tabletops, drop further and discover new ways to manual, pre-jump and pre-pump trail features.
  • a very bespoke day
  • pre-jump
  • large drops
  • step ups
  • tabletop features
  • step down
  • and more                                        Read More
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Natural Terrain All Mountain Courses 
The Lake District
Core Skills  Level 1 - Get Started
This course teaches you the right skills in the right way. Ideal for complete novices or if you are currently riding easier trails
  • uneven terrain
  • climbing
  • braking
  • cadence
  • body position
  • descending
  • and more                                        Read More  
  Get Started
Trail Skills Level 2 - Progress
To progress as a mountain biker we teach you to flow through trails with balance, control and the confidence
  • manuals
  • technical climbing
  • descending techniques
  • advanced braking
  • vision (line choice)
  • front wheel lift (wheelie)
  • and more                                       Read More  
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Mountain Skills Level 3 - The next level
If you want to handle black graded trails and technical mountain routes with confidence, style and flow – this is the course for you
  • a very bespoke day
  • rocky descents
  • bunny hops
  • advanced line choice
  • extreme climbs
  • linking trail features
  • and more                                       Read More
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MBLA Guide Leadership Qualifications
Trail Cycle Leader (TCL)
Lead groups on public highways, way marked routes, rights of way which cycles are permitted. The course covers the following: 
  • riding skills
  • navigation
  • hazard & risk management
  • leadership skills & styles
  • and more                                      Read More
Mountain Bike Leader (MBL)
Leader groups into the high mountains with an advanced skill set of leadership styles. The course covers the following:
  • advanced navigation
  • terrain & route selection
  • group management on the mountains
  • riding skills part 2
  • and more                                      Read More
Go Mountain Bike orientation

The new proficiency scheme for mountain bike training follows in the footsteps of renowned programmes such as the BCU Star Awards. This is a great tool for coaches and leaders working with young people – having a nationally recognised 5-level award programme approved by all of the governing bodies.
  • You must hold a TCL, MBL or equivalent Qualification             Read More
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Video Feedback and Online Review
On many of our courses we now use video to assist with your skills development. This is at the discretion of the instructor, as its use depends on where we are, the weather conditions and the requirements of the group. If you wish we can load video content onto our YouTube or Facebook pages so that you can review online, get additional feedback or ideas from our full coaching team, and benefit from your course for many months afterwards. You can also load up your own videos for us to give feedback on as you improve after the course – that’s all part of the service.




  skills      Readers ask the questions and BikeRadar – the world’s biggest cycling website – brings in CycleActive to provide the answers…

How to flow over drops
How to stay straight off jumps
How to clear step-ups on climbs
How to trackstand
Train your eyes
How to master the wheelie