Mountain Skills Intermediate / Advanced - Mountain Bike CourseBuy Now small

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    Fitness Grade - 2
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    Skills Grade - C
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1 day courses , 09:30-16:00

The Lake District - Ambleside

Video feedback

Advanced line choice

Linking trail features

Rocky descents

CycleActive Director

Jon Chalmers

CycleActive Director

Rich Barnard

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Mountain Bike Courses – Mountain Skills
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.

If you want to handle black graded trails and technical mountain routes with confidence, style and flow – this is the course for you. We look at all aspects of your riding as we tackle rocky descents, bunny hops, pumping for speed and control, advanced line choice, riding step ups and clearing extreme climbs. There are few places in the UK where you can challenge yourself like you can here, under the watchful eyes of some of the best coaches in the country.

Our Mountain Skills Courses take place in Ambleside, the south Lakes – as featured in What Mountain Bike magazine.


Advanced Descending in the Lakes by Rich and Jon

Mountain Skills Itinerary
  • Rocky descents
  • Bunny hops
  • Advanced line choice
  • Extreme climbs
  • Linking trail features
  • Endo front wheel pivot
  • Pedal Wheelie
  • Manual Wheelie
  • Cornering fast
  • and more ....
  • Ambleside - The Lake District

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 Mountain Skills 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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Price (per person)
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Premium Full Suspension Bike rental: £45
Helmet rental: £5
1 day
09:30 - 16:00
Course Grading:
Fitness grade 2
Skill grade C
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
Course Dates:

The Lake District 
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27 May   Monday (Bank Holiday)
15 June   Saturday
22 July   Monday
26 August   Monday (Bank Holiday)
15 September   Sunday
20 October   Sunday
18 November   Monday


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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