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Mountain Bike Skills Courses - Trail Centre Instruction

Cannock Chase, Swinley Forest, The Lake District Staveley, Ae Forest, Glentress

 

Mountain Bike Courses  £89 per person
Trail Centre Skills Instruction Days  

These mountain bike skills courses from the UK's leading team of instructors will change your biking dramatically, in just one day. There's a good reason why thousands of mtb enthusiasts have chosen CycleActive for their skills instruction over the last 12 years – we spend more time than any other mountain bike skills training company on research and course development – so we can bring you the latest techniques taught in the most effective way.  Trail centre locations:

Cannock Chase | Swinley Forest | Ae Forest | Glentress | The Lake District

 

Course highlights:

  • Intensive one-day courses with small groups guaranteed
  • Achieve real results with our progressive coaching approach
  • Work with the UK’s leading instructor team
  • Personal feedback – so you keep improving after the course
Each course is carefully designed to give maximum improvement through a series of skills sessions, individual and group feedback then application of those skills to real trail situations.  We have perfected this through our years of mtb skills instruction experience.  Check out the CV’s of our team so you can get an idea of the level of coaching on offer.

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Choosing a day or two-day package:


Many riders like to make a full weekend of their training – especially if you’re traveling to a new location – so we’ve planned some great combinations over full weekends to let you do this.  For example, we often run Singletrack Skills 2 with Jump, Pump and Drop 2 for a full multi-skilled weekend.  Or if your focus is on getting jumping sorted you can often do Jump, Pump and Drop 2 and 3 over a weekend instead.

Whatever skills you come to us with, from novice off-roader to regular mountain biker or elite racer, our comprehensive range of courses will take you to the next level.  

     
 
Singletrack Skills Courses 
 
 
 
Level 1 – Get Started.  Learn to mountain bike the right way as we get you riding the trails with confidence and skill
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Level 2 – Blast through berms, rollers and twisting terrain, master the art of line choice and ride with total control
 
Level 3 – Attack every section of the trail with new speed, fly through technical sections and build lightning fast reactions

We’ve spent years working through every skill progression, breaking down the complexities of how body, bike and trail interact – all so you don’t have to!  Our instructors are experts at getting things across in simple, clear and easy to master sessions.  The result is an amazingly fast process of improvement.

Singletrack Get Started MTB Course - Level 1
If you’ve been riding for a while but not tried anything challenging, or are new to mountain biking – this is the course for you. Getting professional instruction early on means you learn the best ways to ride all parts of the trail, so your cornering, braking, flow through narrow or rocky terrain and overall bike control will get a huge boost in just one day. Get the most out of yourself and your bike with no bad habits!
 
Singletrack MTB Skills Course - Level 2
If you mountain bike often but just ride the trails, rather than pushing through every twist and turn, attacking tight lines on technical trails or taking real control on fast descents – this is the course for you.  We work on body and foot positioning, vision training, balance, brake control and then get into the detail of high and low speed cornering, berms, loose or rocky terrain, pumping for grip and for speed and possibly other skills (depending on time and group progress). This is probably the best course you will ever buy to improve your trail centre riding.

Singletrack MTB Skills Course  - Level 3
There is another step up from fast regular trail rider to the high speeds of the professional downhiller, 4X racer or pro XC rider. This comes from a combination of techniques that squeeze more speed out of every part of the trail, but also confidence and mental control. On this advanced mtb skills course we’ll work on pump, unweighting, vision, body control, traction control and apply these to a whole range of trail sections as we get you moving faster and faster.
 

 

     
 
Jump, Pump and Drop Courses
 
 
 
Level 2 – Master the manual and perfect your technique for flying off lips, drops, roots and jumps on any trail
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Level 3 – clear tabletops, drop further and discover new ways to manual, pre-jump and pre-pump trail features 

Jump, Pump and Drop Skills Course - Level 2
Drop-offs, lips, rollers and features that encourage you to get into the air are being built into more and more trails. The instruction on this course will have you floating the bike with confidence and style on any xc trail, including ways to perfect your manuals. We develop your body position and pumping techniques for perfect takeoffs, work with natural features for lift and consider landings on different trails and terrains. 

Jump, Pump and Drop Skills Course - Level 3
Most mtb riders fly off lips or over tabletops without considering the many other ways to ride these features. With techniques right out of 4X and BMX racing we’ll show you how to increase speed, control and style as you cover pumped and pickup manuals, pre-jumping, pre-manualing and coaster manuals for tabletops or doubles.  We’ll also look at how to increase height and control on bigger jumps.  It’s the ultimate development course for handling trail jumps like a pro.

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Private Tuition (any level)
Private coaching can have a huge impact on your biking in a very short space of time. We offer this service throughout the year to small groups and individuals who want to really focus in on their biking skills. Our instructors are the most highly qualified, experienced and widely respected you’ll find, and their focused attention will bring impressive results in a very short space of time. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. direct  to plan your private day, or visit the Private Tuition Page
 

 

  Course Facts                    
                     

 

Price (per day):

 

 

Bike rental:

 

 

The biking:

 

 

What's included:

 

£89 per person

 

 

£25-£35 per day

Duration:
1 day

 

 

1 day, centre based
Fully guided
Fitness grades 1-3
Skill grades A-D
Course group size 4-8
 

 


Full day of professional instruction
Pre-course information pack
Feedback and action plan
Video feedback and online review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cannock Chase

The midlands 

 

 

Swinley Forest

Nr Bracknell 

   

Staveley

The Lake District

 

 

Ae Forest

Scottish Boarders

 

 

Glentress

Scottish Boarders

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May
16th - Get Started Level 1
17th - Singletrack Level 2
18th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
19th - Singletrack Level 3
 
June
21st- Singletrack Level 2
22nd - Jumps and Drops Level 2 
 

 
 
 
July
4th - Get Started Level 1
5th - Singletrack Level 2
6th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
August
9th - Singletrack Level 2
10th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
 
September
12th - Get Started Level 1
13th - Singletrack Level 2
14th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
15th - Singletrack Level 3
 
October
10th - Get Started Level 1
11th - Singletrack Level 2
12th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
31th - Get Started Level 1
 
 
 
November
1st  - Singletrack Level 2
2nd - Jumps and Drops Level 2
3rd - Singletrack Level 3
 
 
December
Additional dates can be added
on request. (5 People Minimum)
 
 
 
 
May
Additional dates can be added
on request. (5 People Minimum)

 
 
June
28th - Singletrack Level 2
29th - Jumps and Drops Level 2

 
 
 
 
July
18th - Get Started Level 1
19th - Singletrack Level 2
20th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
21st - Singletrack Level 3
 
August
30th - Singletrack Level 2
31st - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
 
September
19th - Get Started Level 1
20th - Singletrack Level 2
21st - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
October
10th - Get Started Level 1
11th - Singletrack Level 2
12th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
 
 
November
21st - Get Started Level 1
22nd - Singletrack Level 2
23rd - Jumps and Drops Level 2
24th - Singletrack Level 3
 
December
Additional dates can be added
on request. (5 People Minimum)
 
 
 
April
26th - Trail Skills Level 2
27th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
 
May
25th - Trail Skills Level 2
26th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
 
 
 
June
7th - Get Started Level 1
8th - Get Started (Part 2)
14th - Trail Skills Level 2
15th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
28th - Mountain Skills Level 3
29th - Mountain Skills (Part 2)
 
July
12th - Get Started Level 1
13th - Get Started (Part 2)
 
 
 
August
2nd - Mountain Skills Level 3
3rd - Mountain Skills (Part 2)
16th - Trail Skills Level 2
17th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
 

September
6th - Get Started Level 1
7th - Get Started (Part 2)
13th - Trail Skills Level 2
14th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
 
October
11th - Get Started Level 1
12th - Get Started (Part 2)
18th - Mountain Skills Level 3
19th - Mountain Skills (Part 2)
25th - Trail Skills Level 2
26th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
 
November
Additional dates can be added
on request. (3 People Minimum)
 
 
 
December
5th - Get Started Level 1
6th - Trail Skills Level 2
7th - Trail Skills (Part 2)
 
 
 
 
May
18th - Get Started Level 1
 
 
 
 
June
21st - Singletrack Level 2
22nd - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
 
 
 
July
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)
 
 
 
August
30th - Get Started Level 1
31th - Singletrack Level 2
 
 
 
September
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)
 
 
 
October
4th - Singletrack Level 2
5th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
6th - Jumps and Drops Level 3
 
 
 
 
November
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)
 
 
 
December
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)
 
 
 
May
31st - Singletrack Level 2
 
 
 
 
June
1st - Jumps and Drops Level 2
21st - Singletrack Level 2
22nd - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
 
 
July
4th - Get Started Level 1
5th - Singletrack Level 2
6th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
August
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)
 
 
 
September
26th - Get Started Level 1
27th - Singletrack Level 2
28th - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
October
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)
 
 
 
 
 
November
8th - Singletrack Level 2
9th  - Jumps and Drops Level 2
 
 
 
December
Additional dates can be added
on request. (4 People Minimum)