Trail Skills Description

Intermediate Mountain Bike Course - Trail Skills

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Skills Grade

B - Can ride with confidence on gravel tracks and trails, over loose stones and some rough ground.

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Fitness Grade

2 - Moderate fitness from two or three sessions of exercise each week.

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10:00 - 16:00

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Age Limits

Minimum age 14. Any under 18’s needs to be accompanied by an adult who is also on the course

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Suitable Bike

Hardtail mountain bike
Full suspension MTB
Electric mountain bike

If when on your mountain bike you ride sections of trail with the “lets see what happens” approach, or come to a stop because you can’t figure out what’s required to ride a feature, then it’s most definitely time to get some mountain bike coaching to fill in the blanks of your knowledge. Knowing what skills are required at what point on the trail, is paramount to becoming a comfortable and confident rider.

" We breakdown the individual skills, layering them up in a progressive format so they are easy to understand, setting you up for future development and miles of knowledge-based riding. "


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Trail Skills Course Content

Course Content

Vison - When and where to look to maintain control and speed

Corning - Flat, bermed and tight, while maintaining speed

Advanced braking - Maintaining traction and good body position

Unweighting the bike - To allow the bike to float over obstacles

Effective, efficient climbing - Maintaining grip, power and control on the steepest of ups

Pedal wheelie - Allowing uphill momentum to continue over step ups

Manual front wheel lift - Controlling the front wheel over trail features

"Our coaches use varied coaching techniques throughout the day from demonstrations to pier coaching in order to cater for all learning styles and abilities. "

MTB Coaching

Course group size 5 - 8

Intensive one-day courses with small groups guaranteed

Qualified instructor

Achieve real results with our progressive coaching approach

Trail Skills Course Dates


Whinlatter - The Lake District


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21 January – Saturday

25 February – Saturday

25 March – Saturday

22 April – Saturday

28 May – Sunday Bank Holiday

08 July – Saturday

19 August – Saturday

23 September – Saturday

07 October – Saturday

Cannock Chase - The Midlands


Cannock Chase Location on Google Maps

21 January – Saturday

12 February - Sunday

18 March – Saturday

16 April - Sunday

06 May – Saturday

16 July - Sunday

27 August – Sunday Bank Holiday

09 September – Saturday

14 October – Saturday

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Trail Skills

£ 100.00
Course date 

Hardtail Bike rental 

Full suspension bike rental 

Helmet rental 

Trail Skills Hire bikes

Hire Bikes

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

Full suspension rental

Full Suspension Mountain Bike Rental

Trek Fuel EX7 (Or similar)


Helmet rental: £5

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.

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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.

Private Skills Training

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.