Date(s) - 20/07/2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Classes & Courses

1 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

image of a mountain biker at Whinlatter Mountain Bike event in Keswick in the Lake District

Our Core Skills mountain bike course will teach you the basic MTB bike skills to get out on the trails tackling technical terrain with confidence and commitment.
We have our very own coaching trail here in the Lake District where you can learn away from the actual trails, allowing for a great learning environment.
Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and experience a boost in confidence. You’ll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking, can affect the way your bike behaves on the trails. You will also leave with the ability to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

So what are the Core Skills?

  • Bike Set Up – Getting the bike to work for you, looking at saddle, suspension and brake set up
  • Weight Shift and the Cone of Movement – The bike moves, not you! Allowing freedom of movement is where riding really starts
  • Track Stands – Stabilizing the bike. This is one of the most important skills to learn to progress your riding
  • Manual Front Wheel Lifts – The ability to lift the front wheel over an obstacle using body position and weight shift
  • Power Assisted Front Wheel Lifts – The ability to lift the front wheel at slow speed over an obstacle
  • Rear Wheel Lifts – The ability to lift the rear wheel over an obstacle
    As well as teaching the core skills, we will give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending and braking.
    If you are unsure whether this is the course for you please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat, we will be happy to help.
    Location: Cyclewise, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
    Contact: Sue Martin / tel 01768898775 / email
    Price: £90 per person. Over 18’s only.
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