Organizer: Cyclewise Whinlatter - Mountain Biking
Name: Cyclewise Whinlatter
From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.
The 1 Day Core Skills Course is one of our most popular mountain bike skills courses.
If you are new to mountain biking, or a little more experienced and feel you lack the skills and confidence to really enjoy your biking, this is the course for you.
On the mountain bike core skills course we 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.
Bike Set-Up – Getting the bike to work for you, looking at the 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat, if you are unsure whether this course is for you.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6 maximum – we keep our training ratios low to ensure our tutor can spend the time required with each person on the course.
Course Cost: £125
Course Venue: Whinlatter Forest Park
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