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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.


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 (or aggressive hardtail) mountain bike, helmet, long finger gloves, eye protection, waterproof jacket, drink, snack, small pack, bike spares, consider knee pads/elbow pads and long sleeves.

Session Length 1 day (4-4.5 hour ride time, with lunch break)

Price £90/rider
(+6% online booking fee)
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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 (or aggressive hardtail) mountain bike, helmet, long finger gloves, eye protection, waterproof jacket, drink, snack, small pack, bike spares, consider knee pads/elbow pads and, long sleeves.

Session Length 1 day (4-4.5 hour ride time, with lunch break)

Price £90/rider
(+6% online booking fee)
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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 £45 (2 or more riders. 6% online booking fee)
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1:1 sessions are available as per the private coaching option below.


School Holidays Kids MTB session

Kirroughtree  Forest £40 (+6% online booking fee)
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Dalbeattie Forest £40 (+6% online booking fee)
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Mabie Forest £40 (+6% online booking fee)
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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 3 kids (16 and under)…

Half day Price £120 (+6% online booking fee)
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Full day Price £200
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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 £70/rider, (+6% online booking free)
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Full day 1:1 or 2:1 £110/rider (+6% online booking free)
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Groups of 3 or 4

£65/rider half day
(+6% online booking free)
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£100/rider full day (+6% online booking free)
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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

 Phone 07557 300240   Email contact@trailskills.co.uk   Facebook @mtbtrailskills