1 Day Mountain Bike Core Skills Course


Organizer: Cyclewise Whinlatter - Mountain Biking

Name: Cyclewise Whinlatter

Phone: 01768898775

Email: bookings@cyclewise.co.uk

Website: https://www.cyclewise.co.uk/course/1-core-skills-1-day


Whinlatter Forest
Braithwaite, Keswick
CA12 5TW

Price Notes



From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.


Our mountain bike core skills 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.

Instructor Ratio: 1:6 maximum
Cost: £90 for 1 day (Over 18's only)
Course Venue: Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
01/08/2020 01/08/2020 9am - 4.30pm
26/09/2020 26/09/2020 9am - 4.30pm
25/10/2020 25/10/2020 9am - 4.30pm