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Get Started - Beginner - Mountain Bike Course

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Duration
1 Day
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    Suitable Bike - Mountain Bike
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Suitable Bike
Mountain Bike
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Fitness Grade
1
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    Fitness Grade - 1
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    Skills Grade - A
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Skills Grade
A
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Instructor Lead

Vision control

Singletrack skills

Maximum grip

Weight shift conering

Line and grip

Vision Control

Steep becomes attainable

Cone of movement

CycleActive Director

Jon Chalmers

CycleActive Director

Rich Barnard

CycleActive founder

Chris Ford

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Mountain Bike Courses – Get Started

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 15 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.

Course highlights:

  • Courses designed by our experts
  • Video coaching for on-course reviews
  • 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

Get Started - Beginner

£

95

Per Person

Skills Itinerary

  1. Uneven terrain
  2. Climbing
  3. Braking
  4. Cadence
  5. Body position
  1. Descending
  2. Weight shift
  3. Corners
  4. How to use gears

This course teaches you the right skills in the right way - ideal for complete novices or those who are currently riding easier trails and want to progress to intermediate level mountain biking terrain.

You’ll learn about body position for riding on descents and technical climbs, how and when to control your speed, handle corners, pick lines, control direction and vision, and blaze through difficult terrain. The aim is to make you a confident and safe biker, equipped to hit the trails and have some fun.

This is probably the best course you will ever buy to get your trail riding started.

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Locations

With 3 locations you're not that far away

1. The Lake District - Ambleside

Post Code: LA22 9AN

Ambleside Location on Google Maps

2. Cannock Chase - The Midlands

Post Code: WS15 2UQ

Cannock Chase Location on Google Maps

3. Swinley Forest - Nr Bracknell (London)

Post Code: RG12 7QW

Swinley Forest Location on Google Maps
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Get Started - Beginner

£

95

Per Person

Skills Itinerary

  1. Uneven terrain
  2. Climbing
  3. Braking
  4. Cadence
  5. Body position
  6. Descending
  7. Weight shift
  8. Corners
  9. How to use gears
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This course teaches you the right skills in the right way - ideal for complete novices or those who are currently riding easier trails and want to progress to intermediate level mountain biking terrain.


You’ll learn about body position for riding on descents and technical climbs, how and when to control your speed, handle corners, pick lines, control direction and vision, and blaze through difficult terrain. The aim is to make you a confident and safe biker, equipped to hit the trails and have some fun.


This is probably the best course you will ever buy to get your trail riding started.

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Locations

3 locations
You're not that far away

1. The Lake District

Ambleside

Ambleside Location on Google Maps

2. Cannock Chase

The Midlands

Cannock Chase Location on Google Maps

3. Swinley Forest

Nr Bracknell (London)

Swinley Forest Location on Google Maps
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Cannock Chase
The Midlands

£

95

Per Person

  1. Dates - 2020
  1. 18 January - Saturday
  2. 21 March - Saturday
  3. 30 May - Saturday
  4. 25 July - Saturday
  5. 19 September - Saturday

The Lake District
Ambleside

£

95

Per Person

  1. Dates - 2020
  1. 15 February - Saturday
  2. 28 March - Saturday
  3. 11 April - Saturday  Bank Holiday
  4. 04 July - Saturday
  5. 05 September - Saturday
  6. 24 October - Saturday

Swinley Forest
Nr Bracknell (London)

£

95

Per Person

  1. Dates - 2020
  1. 22 February - Saturday
  2. 11 April - Saturday  Bank Holiday
  3. 27 June - Saturday
  4. 08 August - Saturday
  5. 17 October - Saturday
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Cannock Chase
The Midlands

£

95

Per Person

Dates - 2020

18 January - Saturday
21 March - Saturday
30 May - Saturday
25 July - Saturday
19 September - Saturday

The Lake District
Ambleside

£

95

Per Person

Dates - 2020

15 February - Saturday
28 March - Saturday
11 April - Saturday  Bank Holiday

04 July - Saturday
05 September - Saturday
24 October - Saturday

Swinley Forest
Nr Bracknell (London)

£

95

Per Person

Dates - 2020

22 February - Saturday
11 April - Saturday  Bank Holiday

27 June - Saturday
08 August - Saturday
17 October - Saturday

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Duration

1 day
09:30 - 16:00

The biking

Fully Guided
Centre based
Tour group size 5 - 8
Skills grade A
Fitness grade 1

Extras

Helmet rental: £5

Hire bikes

Includes - Kit bag with pump, inner tube and multi-tool

Full suspension bike rental (Premium)

1 days - £45

2020 Trek Fuel EX7
(Or similar)

Full suspension bike rental

Hardtail bike rental (Standard)

1 days - £35

2020 Trek Marlin 7
(Or similar)

Hardtail bike rental

To find out more about our Get Started mountain bike course please feel free to call our course designers and chat through your questions in person, or email us.

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Duration

1 day
09:30 - 16:00

The biking

Fully Guided
Tour group size 5 - 8
Skills grade A
Fitness grade 1

Hire Bikes

Includes - Kit bag with pump, inner tube and multi-tool

Full suspension bike rental

1 days - £45
2020 Trek Fuel EX7
(Or similar)

Full suspension bike rental

Hardtail bike rental (Standard)

1 days - £35
2020 Trek Marlin 7
(Or similar)

Hardtail bike rental

Extras

Helmet rental: £5

To find out more about our Get Started mountain bike course please feel free to call our course designers and chat through your questions in person, or email us.

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Voucher

Gift Voucher

Mountain bike skills course gift vouchers are the perfect way to give your mountain biking friend, partner, husband or wife a flexible and fun present.


With 4 different types of skill courses to choose from in 2020, at a range of venues across England. Our mountain biking skills courses have something to offer everyone.

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Voucher

Mountain bike skills course gift vouchers are the perfect way to give your mountain biking friend, partner, husband or wife a flexible and fun present.
With 4 different types of skill courses to choose from in 2020, at a range of venues across England. Our mountain biking skills courses have something to offer everyone.

Gift Voucher Mountain Bike Course

1 or 2 days

Many riders like to make a full weekend of their training – especially if traveling to a new location – so we’ve planned some great combinations over full weekends to make this happen.


For example, we often run Trail Skills on the Saturday with Jumps and Drops on the Sunday for a full multi-skilled weekend.


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.

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 focussed attention will bring impressive results in a very short space of time.

Private Tuition Mountain Bike Course
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1 or 2 days

Many riders like to make a full weekend of their training – especially if traveling to a new location – so we’ve planned some great combinations over full weekends to make this happen.


For example, we often run Trail Skills on the Saturday with Jumps and Drops on the Sunday for a full multi-skilled weekend.


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.

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Private Tuition

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 focussed attention will bring impressive results in a very short space of time.

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