2 Day Mountain Bike Core Skills Course

2 Day Mountain Bike Core Skills Course


Organizer: Cyclewise Whinlatter - Mountain Biking

Name: Cyclewise Whinlatter

Phone: 01768 898775

Email: bookings@cyclewise.co.uk

Website: https://www.cyclewise.co.uk/course/2-core-skills-2-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.


This is one of the most popular mountain bike skills courses we run in the Lake District and concentrates on the most important MTB skills you can ever learn when it comes to the sport of mountain biking.

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 the core skills, we give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending and braking. The course concentrates on the technically correct way to perform the MTB core skills required to become a more competent and confident rider. Our Core Skills MTB coaching course is also ideal for those mountain bikers who may be looking at completing one of our British Cycling Leadership Awards in the future but are not sure about their own personal riding skills.

Once you have got to grips with the techniques on day 1, you will be given the opportunity to transfer these skills to the trail on day 2 under the guidance of our expert MTB coaches. Using video feedback (where necessary) we will show you where you are going wrong and right and show you how much more you can get from your biking with these skills dialed in.

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
Course Cost: £150 for 2 days (Over 18's only)
Course Venue: Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
19/06/2021 19/06/2021 .
31/07/2021 31/07/2021 .
16/10/2021 16/10/2021 .