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About Ridelines

MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS TUITION AT GLENTRESS FOREST

Our instructors provide rider focused mountain bike skills tuition through their carefully built courses and one to one coaching sessions. Furthermore, Ridelines also offer large group coaching sessions, corporate experiences and fun courses for kids. If it’s a mountain biking experience you’re looking for Ridelines can hook you up.

Ridelines instructors guarantee to help you get the most out of your riding. They’ll let you in on great technique and secrets to really raise your riding confidence no matter your skill level. Providing you with the essential techniques and expertise help to meet your own riding challenges. Aimed toward to get you thinking, working and developing your riding.

WHO ARE RIDELINES?

Ridelines are a mountain bike tuition company based in the Tweed Valley, Scotland. Started by Andy Weir started in 2011 with the goal of bringing his passion for mountain biking to people who lacked the confidence or ability to take their riding forward. It was simply a dream of his to take the sport he enjoyed and make a living from it. Something we can all relate to? Seven years later Ridelines has moved on to be one of the most respected businesses in this sector.

WHERE ARE WE?

We are based in Innerleithen, the spiritual home of Scottish MTB and Since our beginnings, we have been inseparable from the Tweed Valley MTB scene. At one time or another, we have contributed and donated time to almost all of the local cycling clubs and organisations from the early days of the Bike Patrol, right up the present day with groups like Tweed Valley Riders, Tweedlove and DMBinS.

VERSATILITY

Most importantly in out ethos, Ridelines is not just for the elite and experienced. We run kids camps in the school breaks, family experience days all year round and even team building days for “corporate” groups offering staff incentives and rewards. Where delivering a tailored mountain biking experience in the Tweed Valley is concerned, Ridelines is amongst the very best equipped.

THERE’S MORE

Ridelines are now one of Britain’s highest delivering centres for British Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leader Award at all levels. These awards deliver the tools to enable riders to lead groups in different terrain safely and confidently. Therefore years of experience in delivering both the training courses and assessments for these awards make our tutors and instructors experientially qualified to teach. As well as having all the required qualifications to do so. Just another reason to book with Ridelines.

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Our ethos is simple: Total rider focused development.

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Why book with us?

We’re in-tune instructors delivering exactly what you need and guarantee to help you get the most out of your riding.
We’ll get you riding faster, more confidently and in total control in just a few hours. We’ll make sure you pick up a fistful of riding techniques that will last you a lifetime, help you overcome your own riding barriers and build your confidence and technical ability. You’ll get the essential techniques and expert help to meet your own riding challenges and get you thinking, working and developing your riding.

Experience?

All of RIDELINES staff are fully qualified UKMBLA instructors and have years of direct out on the trail experience, working with hundreds of riders every year from novice to experienced mountain bikers.
We’ve been providers of mountain bike tuition since 2006 and have years of experience working with riders on their development – we don’t rely on ‘one size fits all’ or ‘show and tell instruction’ but work with each rider looking at exactly what they need.  We will analyse your riding and customise your session so you get to develop your technical riding  face to face with experienced instructors.  You will get the nuanced support you need with expert analysis  and opportunities to ride, learn new technique and apply that learning with expert help at hand out on the trail with us.  RIDELINES are also an industry leader in providing the British Cycling Leadership UKMBLA qualifications training and assessing the future generations of leaders, instructors and guides.  We are based on the doorstep of Glentress Forest and a few crank turns from Innerleithen can show you round our backyard on waymarked and off piste trails that we are lucky enough to ride every day.

Qualifications?

All our instructors hold the highly respected and nationally recognised industry qualification MBLA TCL – UKMBLA Level 2 / MBLA MBL -UKMBLA Level 3 and all are Outdoor First Aid certified with all staff  PVG disclosed and meet our Child Protection Policy Workshop requirements.  RIDELINES are key contributors to the national DMBiS “Good Practice Guide” and an industry supporter of the Scottish Cycling “Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland” (MTBCOS) right on our doorstep at Glentress Forest. Among our ranks we also hold UKMBLA Tutor status provider, British Cycling Level 3 MTB specific coaching award provider and Cytec level 3 mechanic qualifications. We are, of course, fully insured and have all the paperwork you would expect from industry professionals including policies and operating procedures that set the standard for industry best practice.

Anything Else?

We are a full time small business firmly based in the Tweed Valley with a passion for mountain biking. Our ethos is built around rider development with care taken to make sure that you get what you need to meet your own riding challenges. RIDELINES are a key contributor to industry standards and development in the mountain biking sector working with Scottish Cycling, British Cycling, Mountain Biking Centre of Scotland (MTBCoS), and Developing Moutain Biking in Scotland (DMBiS).
Innerleithen trails and the infamous off piste ENDURO and downhill trails are right on our doorstep and Glentress Forest only a short ride away and a world of big country riding for miles out from our base here in the Tweed Valley and we only provide local experienced guides. We feel very lucky indeed to live and be based right in the centre of a riding community with RIDELINES providing strong links to grassroots cycling, UKMBLA national awards, local cycling club and leadership development and nationally recognised Tweed Valley events.

Andy Weir Director of RIDELINES | BC Leadership Tutor | Instructor. RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Andy Weir
Director of RIDELINES | BC Leadership Tutor | Instructor

Andy Weir is the boss, though he’s too humble to admit it. Andy was lead coach and tutor for five years at MB7 and FCS MTB Ranger before establishing RIDELINES in 2010. He also has a lifetime of ‘just riding’ experience before that.

Andy is a tuition zealot with years of experience providing supportive tuition in a relaxed atmosphere. He’ll make sure you learn to stretch your skills. Andy is also a Tutor for British Cycling MTB Leadership Awards and qualifications.

Relaxed, approachable and infinitely experienced. Andy is the guy who started it all.

Jess Stone. Ridelines mountain bike Instructor.RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Jess Stone
Instructor

Jess is a well known face on the downhill circuit being a previous elite national champion. She’s a former world cup series rider, SDA and BDS racer who also rides Enduro. Jess will be working on rider development across all abilities including downhill race preparation tuition.

Jess will also be working on women’s specific coaching and courses. She’s boundless in energy, focussed on development and is driven to help you meet your riding potential.

Jess rides like a girl… so you better learn to keep up!

Allan Doyle. Ridelines mountain bike Instructor. RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Allan Doyle
Instructor

Allan is a veteran of both riding and retailing bikes. Always a rider first, but with over 25 years experience in the cycle industry he’s all about bikes. Allan is a cycle mechanic, rider of wild places, bothy sleeper, lover of long rides and level 3 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader. He’s outgoing, affable and a self confessed “old romantic” when it comes to cycling.

Allan is an MTB stalwart who always enjoys riding with others and sharing the experience.

Neil Johnston. Ridelines mountain bike Instructor. RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Neil Johnston
Instructor

Neil is a man who loves adventure and the raw natural beauty of riding in remote locations. He’s Ridelines’ resident “wild guide” living and loving his life based around Glen Coe in the West Highlands of Scotland. He has made his home deep in the heart of big mountain country and has a passion for riding in remote terrain. Neil has extensive knowledge of Scotland’s trails and wants to share it all with you.

He’s a mountain man, a relaxed but mature leader, an adventurous rider.

Nic Jenkins. Ridelines mountain bike Instructor. RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Nic Jenkins
Instructor

Nic is a familiar face to Glentress visitors having worked at The Hub and Alpine Bikes as a mechanic for 8 years. Nic is the shy guy in the team but don’t let that fool you. He’s a highly experienced rider and instructor. That along with his infectious smile and easy going demeanour, makes him a great guy to be out on the trails with.

Whether it’s improving your skills, or exploring his deep knowledge of the Tweed Valley trails. Nic is your guy!

Colena Cotter. Ridelines Booking Coordinator. RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Colena Cotter
Ridelines Booking Coordinator

Colena is no stranger to the Tweed Valley mountain bike scene. She’s likely to be your first point of contact at Ridelines and will expertly deal with your enquires and bookings plus coordinate the rest of the staff. She’s also a tenacious mountain biker having been on the podium at endurance events like Glentress 7. Never happier than when she’s on a bike, Colena fully understands the need of most riders.

Velda Weir. Ridelines Director. RIDELINES - Glentress Mountain Bike Tuition
Velda Weir
Director of RIDELINES

Velda is the invisible face of RIDELINES and helps us with getting info out to you on our website. Velda works as a Natural Heritage Officer and working with land managers and landowners. She’s our go to person for anything to do with outdoor access legislation and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

To find out more give us a call on 07817 792544, or drop us a message via our Contact page and we’ll get right back to you.

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