Private Skills Instruction - Mountain Bike Courses

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    Duration - Any
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    Suitable Bike - Mountain Bike
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Suitable Bike
Mountain Bike
Fitness Grade
1 - 4
    Fitness Grade - 1 - 4
    Skills Grade - A - D
Skills Grade
A - D
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Jumps and drops

Get more out of your riding


Vision control

Singletrack skills


A few hours of training goes along way

Roll off into drop off


Maximum grip

Weight shift conering


Line and grip

Vision Control


Steep becomes attainable

Cone of movement


CycleActive Director

Jon Chalmers


Cycleactive founder

Chris Ford


CycleActive Director

Rich Barnard

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
  • Emergency breakdown support
  • Single or Multi-day packages


Private Instruction mountain bike course Itinerary

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Skills Itinerary - You choose

  1. Neutral position
  2. Braking
  3. Cornering slow
  4. Cornering fast
  5. Climbing
  6. Descending
  7. Trackstand
  8. Unweighting
  9. Technical ground
  10. Roll off
  11. Pedal Wheelie
  12. Manual Wheelie
  13. Drop offs
  1. Jumping
  2. Pumping
  3. Berms
  4. Rocks
  5. Rear wheel lift
  6. Bunny hop
  7. Uneven terrain
  8. Cadence
  9. Gears
  10. Vision (line choice)
  11. Pre jumping
  12. Tabletops
  13. Endo front wheel pivot




Per Person


The best way to develop great skills, real confidence and superb bike control is through expert coaching. At CycleActive we employ a team of highly qualified mountain bike instructors – 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.


Ambleside Location on Google Maps

1. The Lake District - Ambleside

Post Code: LA22 9AN

Ambleside Location on Google Maps

2. Cannock Chase - The Midlands

Post Code: WS15 2UQ

If you want to talk through your suitability for this course before booking, contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your questions or concerns.

Private Guiding Package



Per day

Private Tuition (any level)
Price is for 1-3 riders
Add £40 per additional person
Maximum 8 riders
Ambleside - The Lake District
£225.00 per day - Week Day
£265.00 per day - Saturday, Sunday, & Bank holidays
Cannock Chase - The Midlands
£365.00 per day - Week Day
£405.00 per day - Saturday, Sunday, & Bank holidays


The biking

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

Locations include:

Ambleside -The Lake District
Cannock Chase - The Midlands

  1. Professional instruction from an experienced Tutor
  2. Training room facilities
  3. Pre-travel consultation and programme development
  4. Pre-travel information pack

The price is based on coaching from bike centres. Cycle Active is based in The Lake District so our overheads are lower for this location.
We can coach anywhere in the UK but there will be an additional travel charge.

Private Guiding Mountain Bike Skills Courses hire bikes


1 day
10:00 - 16:00

The biking

Fully Guided
Centre based
Course group size 1 - 8
Skills grade Any
Fitness grade Any


Helmet rental: £5

Hire Bikes

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

Full suspension bike rental

1 days - £55

Trek Fuel EX7
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

Full suspension bike rental

1 days - £35

Trek Marlin 7
(Or similar)

Electric bike rental

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