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Mountain Bike Skills Training Courses

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Bespoke Guided

Level 1 - Basic

Mountain Bike Skills Training Level1

The aim of this course is to introduce the participant to the basic techniques required in off-road mountain biking. Completion of this course, will equip the participant with the skills necessary to successfully ride many of the permissible natural and purpose-built trails in the UK and Europe.

The course will develop the rider's ability and confidence and will also introduce and reinforce safety awareness.

What experience you will need...

No off-road experience is necessary. Throughout this course, you will benefit from first-class instruction by a qualified mountain bike instructor, developing your skills alongside people at a similar level and great off-road riding at our excellent venues.

Your fitness level...

Off-road riding is by its very nature is more demanding than, say, riding along a canal or road. You will need a basic level of fitness which can be gained by a few aerobic work-outs per week on the run-up to the course: riding outdoors, stationary bike or spinning classes are perfect. Remember riding a bike develops specific muscle groups over a specific range which other forms of aerobic work-outs might not. If you are unsure of your fitness levels please contact us, we are always happy to help. This said, by their nature, the courses are instruction orientated where techniques are demonstrated and explained in detail; all participants will then attempt and re-attempt the techniques to optimise individual skill levels.

What you will learn...

The course will cover the following, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere :-

On the Day...

Skill courses start at 10am and finish at approx. 4.00pm. They are a great way of getting started in mountain biking and improving mountain biking skills.

Your Bike...

Any well serviced mountain bike with off road tyres will be adequate but front suspension would be an advantage.

Cycles are available to hire from the shop at Sherwood Pines and Holden Forest should you so wish.

Cost...

£60 Per Student, 2 Students £100, 3 Students £130

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Level 2 - Intermediate

Mountain Bike Skills Training Level2

The aim of this course is to develop existing skills and to introduce new ones. You will be tackling advanced rocky / technical cross country terrain. Completion of this course will equip the participant with the skills necessary to successfully ride the majority of natural cross country / purpose-built trails throughout the UK and Europe.

What experience you will need...

It is strongly recommended that candidates first attend the Beginner Course. The intermediate course is aimed at people who have experience of riding some technical terrain and single track routes in the UK but are keen to improve their skills.

Throughout this course, you will benefit from first-class instruction by a qualified mountain bike instructor, developing your skills alongside people at a similar level and great off-road riding at our excellent venues.

Your fitness level...

This course takes place on advanced rocky / technical cross-country terrain. It is demanding and requires levels of fitness that will enable the rider to climb for longer periods of sustained effort (up to 10-15 mins of climbing).

This said, by their nature, the courses are instruction orientated where techniques are demonstrated and explained in detail; all participants will then attempt and re-attempt the techniques to optimise individual skill levels.

What you will learn...

The aims of this course are to reinforce and develop the skills previously learned on the Beginner course, or develop existing skills. The course will also cover the following advanced techniques:-

On the Day...

Course starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm (approx)

Your Bike...

Any well serviced mountain bike with off road tyres will be adequate but front suspension would be an advantage.

Cycles are available to hire from the shop at Sherwood Pines and Holden Forest should you so wish.

Cost...

£60 Per Student, 2 Students £100, 3 Students £130

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Level 3 - Advanced

Mountain Bike Skills Training Level3

The aim of this course is to develop existing skills and to introduce new more advanced ones. You will be tackling advanced rocky / technical cross country terrain, large drop off's, downhill Black runs and gap jumps. Completion of this course will equip the participant with the skills necessary to and successfully ride the vast majority of natural cross country / purpose-built trails throughout the UK and Europe.

What experience you will need...

It is strongly recommended that candidates first attend the Beginner and Intermediate Courses or have experience of technical single track climbs and descents. Advanced riding is aimed at fine tuning all your skills. We would expect you to be able to ride Red/Black runs, enabling us to progress on to your jumping skills. Throughout this course, you will benefit from first-class instruction by a qualified mountain bike instructor, developing your skills alongside people at a similar level and great off-road riding at our excellent venues.

Your fitness level...

This course takes place on advanced rocky / technical cross country terrain. It is demanding and requires levels of fitness, which will enable the rider to climb for longer periods of sustained effort (up to 15-20 mins of climbing).

This said, by their nature, the courses are instruction orientated where techniques are demonstrated and explained in detail; all participants will then attempt and re-attempt the techniques to optimise individual skill levels.

What you will learn...

The aims of this course are to reinforce and develop the skills previously learned on the Beginner/Intermediate courses, and will also cover the following advanced techniques:-

On the Day...

Course starts at 10am and finishes at approx. 4.00pm.

Your Bike...

It is recommended your bike be fitted with suspension forks with at least 100mm of travel and off road tyres. A quality full suspension bike would be an advantage, but by no means essential.

Cycles are available to hire from the shop at Sherwood Pines and Holden Forest should you so wish.

Cost...

£60 Per Student, 2 Students £100, 3 Students £130

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Bespoke Lessons

Mountain Bike Skills Bespoke Training

We have trained hundreds of mountain bikers. You may have just purchased your first mountain bike or be looking to fine tune your jumping skills. Are you forever riding round the same black run or rock garden thinking how do I do that. Then give us a call, it's easy when you know how.

If your the sort of rider who prefers 1:1 tuition or you have a few friends at the same skill level we would recommend bespoke lessons. They cost no more than our normal lessons. Just be honest on the phone so we can tailor the lesson to you. We also offer children's lessons, all our instructors are CRB checked. What we don't do, pub tours on a mountain bike, it's a little dangerous. Although we love a beer at the end of the ride like everyone else!

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Guided Riding

So the annual trips planned the cars packed and your ready for your weekend away, however you don't know the local trails or those little gems of hidden single track, let us guide you round. We offer numerous packages. We will be happy to assist with accommodation, route planning and bag transfers. We can guide you or set you off each day and meet you at the over night stop. Let us take your stress and organise your holiday.

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Other Courses

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AMBikeskool look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you out and about on the trails.