Trail Skills - Intermediate - Mountain Bike Course

Duration icon    Duration - 1 Day
Duration icon
1 Day
Suitable bike icon
    Suitable Bike - Mountain Bike
Suitable bike icon
Suitable Bike
Mountain Bike
Level 2 fitness garad icon
Fitness Grade
Level 2 fitness garad icon
    Fitness Grade - 2
Skills grade icon
    Skills Grade - B
Skills grade icon
Skills Grade
Navigation icon
    Navigation - Instructor Lead
Navigation icon
Instructor Lead

PG - copy

Vision control

Singletrack skills

PG - copy

Maximum grip

Weight shift conering

PG - copy

Line and grip

Vision Control

PG - copy

Steep becomes attainable

Cone of movement

PG - copy

CycleActive Director

Jon Chalmers

PG - copy

CycleActive Director

Rich Barnard

PG - copy

CycleActive founder

Chris Ford

Mountain Bike Courses – Trail 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
Trail Skills mountain bike course Itinerary

Trail Skills - Intermediate

( Red route rider )

Skills Itinerary

  1. Manuals
  2. Technical climbing
  3. Descending techniques
  4. Advanced braking
  5. Unweighting
  6. Vision (line choice)
  1. Cornering slow
  2. Cornering fast
  3. Front wheel lift (wheelie)
  4. Rear wheel lift
  5. and more ....

If you mountain bike often but just ride the trails, rather than pushing through every twist and turn, attacking tight lines on technical trails or taking real control on fast descents – this is the course for you.



Per Person


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


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.

Trail Skills Mountain Bike Course Dates
Per Person


1 day - scheduled dates

Private Tuition (any level)
Available from:
£225 - Ambleside
£365 - Cannock Chase
Price is for 1-3 riders
Add £40 per additional person
Maximum 8 riders
Cannock Chase
The Midlands


02 October - Saturday

3 places left

The Lake District


03 October - Sunday

5 places left

Trail skills Mountain Bike Skills Courses Options & Hire Bike


1 day
10:00 - 16:00

The biking

Fully Guided
Centre based
Course group size 5 - 8
Skills grade B
Fitness grade 2

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)

Electric bike rental


Helmet rental: £5

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

Mountain Bike Course Voucher (All pages)


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 two venues across England. Our mountain biking skills courses have something to offer everyone.

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 Skills Training
Sign up to our newsletter !

Stay up to date with our Cycling Holidays and Skills Courses

 Cookie Policy