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Coaching

The aim of TrailSkills coaching is to aid rider development from beginner through intermediate to those wanting to try ‘getting some air’ or riding more advanced terrain – negotiating roots, steeps, mud, drops.

There are group sessions, women only sessions, private tuition and kids sessions all available – see below for more details.


Getting Started - Beginners MTB Course

For those new to mountain biking, covering basic bike skills, bike anatomy, kit essentials.

Typical content may include:

  • Basic techniques to build a strong foundation
  • Know your bike
  • Gears – effective use of gears and pedalling speed
  • Brakes – effective braking to maintain control
  • Cornering – basic techniques, different types of corner
  • Balance and weight shift on bike
  • Slow speed handling
  • Basic climbing and descending techniques
  • Body position
Requirements – mountain bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, waterproof jacket, drink, snack and small rucksack.

Price £80/rider


Finding Flow – Intermediate Riders

For riders who have mastered the basics and want to progress. Aiming towards riding red route features with confidence, maintaining flow and maximising fun...

Typical content may include:
  • Looking ahead and reading the trail
  • Developing techniques for different types of corner
  • Line choice to improve flow
  • Body position for riding more advanced trail features
  • Effective use of gears and brakes for maximising momentum whilst maintaining control
  • Riding roots and rocks with confidence
  • Front and rear wheel lifts
  • Technical climbing, step ups
  • Tackling drop offs
  • Pumping the bike for better speed and control
Requirements: Mountain bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, waterproof jacket, basic spares for bike, drink snack and small rucksack.

Price £80/rider


Tackling Natural Terrain – Intro to Natural Trails – intermediate to Advanced Riders

Ride those mysterious ribbons of singletrack that disappear into the trees with confidence and style, develop your ability to ride less defined trails, with natural rather than man made features. Typical content may include:

Typical content may include:
  • Reading the trail
  • Maintaining a strong body position
  • Natural terrain with roots/rocks
  • Intelligent line choice
  • Finding grip and maintaining control on every part of the trail
  • Braking control on loose/slippy & technical terrain
  • Off camber terrain & technical features
  • Narrow trails, ruts, loose surfaces
  • Putting everything into practice on the trail to maintain flow
Requirements: Full suspension mountain bike, helmet, long finger gloves, eye protection, waterproof jacket, drink, snack, small pack, bike spares, consider knee pads/elbow pads and long sleeves.

Price £80/rider


Tackling Technical Terrain – Advanced / Adventurous Riders

Ride those black graded trails and features with confidence and style, develop your ability to ride steeper, looser, more challenging terrain.

Typical content may include:
  • How to ride rock gardens
  • Natural steep terrain with roots
  • Intelligent line choice
  • Finding grip and maintaining control on every part of the trail
  • Braking techniques on steep, loose/slippy & technical terrain
  • Off camber terrain & technical features
  • Narrow trails, ruts, loose surfaces
  • Manuals
  • Bunny hops
  • Putting everything into practice on the trail to boost speed and flow
Requirements: Full suspension mountain bike, helmet, long finger gloves, eye protection, waterproof jacket, drink, snack, small pack, bike spares, consider knee pads/elbow pads and, long sleeves.

Price £80/rider


Mini Shredders – Coaching for Kids

Coaching available for the mini shredders in the family – age 5years and older. Get in touch to discuss requirements as session length and content will depend on age as well as ability.

Half day from £40
Full day from £60



Family MTB sessions

Want some quality family time in the forest on bikes? Book a family fun day….we can ride bikes, explore the forest, learn some cool things, have a lot of fun, totally inclusive adventure for all family members. Group size 2 adults and up to 4 kids (16 and under)…

Half day Price £100
Full day Price £180



Private coaching sessions

Focus on what you want, tailored session for any level of rider. Its all about developing and improving your riding, includes video analysis too. Let us know what you want to work on and we will take it from there. Choose half day or full day session, if you want to bring mates we can run a custom session for up to 6 people.

Half day 1:1 or 2:1 £60/rider
Full day 1:1 or 2:1 £100/rider
Groups of 3 or 4 £90/rider full day



Ladies who shred

All the group courses listed are available for ladies only – just get a group together and get in touch. Private tuition and custom group sessions can also be arranged.

Ae forest riding dry and sunny


Top of a hike-a-bike, French Alps


Swiss Alps


Pushing to top of trail

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