Jumps & Drops - Intermediate - Mountain Bike Course

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1 Day
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    Fitness Grade - 2
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Jumps and drops

Get more out of your riding

1 day courses , 09:30-16:00

Cannock Chase ~ Swinley Forest

A few hours of training goes along way

Roll off into drop off

CycleActive Director

Jon Chalmers

CycleActive Director

Rich Barnard

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Mountain Bike Courses – Jumps and Drops
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


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.

Drop-offs, tabletops, 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.

It’s the ultimate confidence development course for handling trail jumps and keeping speed.

Possibly other skills (depending on time and group progress).



Drops offs by Rich and Jon

Jumps and Drops Skills Itinerary
  • Manuals
  • Drop offs
  • Neutral position
  • Lips
  • Rollers
  • Bunny hops
  • Tabletops
  • Unweighting
  • Pedal Wheelie
  • and more ....
Locations include:
  • Cannock Chase - The Midlands

  • Swinley Forest - Nr Bracknell (London)

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 Trail Skills with Jumps and Drops 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.
Price (per person)
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Premium Full Suspension Bike rental: £45
Helmet rental: £5
What’s included:
Professional instruction from an experienced Tutor
Pre-course information
Video feedback
The biking:
1 day, centre based
Fully guided
Course group size 5 - 8
1 day
09:30 - 16:00
Course Grading:
Fitness grade 2
Skill grade B
Course Dates:

Swinley Forest 
Near Bracknell (London) 
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27 January   Sunday
17 February   Sunday
21 April   Sunday (Bank Holiday)
27 May   Monday (Bank Holiday)
9 June   Sunday
21 July   Sunday
26 August   Monday (Bank Holiday)
22 September   Sunday
13 October   Sunday


Cannock Chase
The Midlands 
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20 January   Sunday
24 February   Sunday
14 April   Sunday
06 May   Monday (Bank Holiday)
02 June   Sunday
07 July   Sunday
04 August   Sunday
29 September   Sunday
27 October   Sunday

Private instruction

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.

Contact us to plan your private day,

or visit the Private Tuition Page.




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