Private Skills Instruction - Mountain Bike CoursesBuy Now small

Get more out of your riding

Jumps and drops

Singletrack skills

Vision control

Roll off into drop off

A few hours of training goes along way

Weight shift conering

Maximum grip

Vision Control

Line and grip

Cone of movement

Steep becomes attainable

Jon Chalmers

CycleActive Director

Chris Ford

Cycleactive founder

Rich Barnard

CycleActive Director

Mountain Bike Courses – Private Skills Instruction
Let us design the perfect biking day for you, your group or your family. With expertise in all kinds of mountain biking we can teach youngsters or adults the core skills they need to ride off-road, cover advanced riding in a whole range of terrains or focus on key areas like downhill speed, jumps or drop-offs.

Coaching Highlights:

  • Best professional instruction in the UK
  • We can make you better however good you are !
  • Flexible approach with options for all levels
  • Bike rental available too
  • Emergency breakdown support
  • Multi-day packages

The best way to develop great skills, real confidence and superb bike control is through expert coaching. At CycleActive we employ the only team of joint MBLA/CTC qualified instructors in Britain – these are the very best in the business and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve in a day or a weekend under their tutelage.

When you contact us to book a coaching day or series of days we'll find out about the biking you do, the level of the different riders in your group and what you want to achieve. We'll then bring together the best location, instructor and session plan to get your biking up to the next level.

Many people like to take a few days of coaching spread across a week, or create flexible days to suit novices in the morning and more advanced riders in the afternoon. With private coaching we can offer a whole range of options to make sure you get the very best out of your time with us.


Advanced Descending in the Lakes by Rich and Jon

You choose the skills or just leave it to us

Neutral position 
Cornering slow 
Cornering fast 
Technical ground 
Roll off
Pedal Wheelie 
Manual Wheelie 
Drop off 
Rear wheel lift 
Bunny hop
Uneven terrain 
Vision (line choice)
Pre jumping 
Endo front wheel pivot 


The list goes on !

Week Day
£220.00 per day  Buy Now small
Saturday. Sunday. Bank holiday
£260.00 per day  Buy Now small

Price based on coaching from centres in The Lake District. We can coach anywhere in the UK but there will be an additional travel charge.

Price is for 1-3 riders. Add £40 per additional person.

Course Dates are bespoke Contact us   calendar

Bike rental: £25-35, Kit bag with pump, inner tubes and multi-tool.
Helmet rental: is £5

What’s included:

Professional instruction from an experienced Tutor
Training room facilities
Pre-travel consultation and programme development
Pre-travel information pack

Locations include:

CycleActive HQ -The Lake District

Ambleside -The Lake District

Glentress - Scottish Borders

Ae Forest - Scottish Borders

Cannock Chase - The Midlands

Swinley Forest - Nr Bracknell (London)



The biking:

1 Fully Qualified instructor
Fitness grade - any 
Skill grade - any 
Group size 1-8 

(Trip grades explained)

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