Learn the essential skills for tackling common mountain biking trail features.
Hosted at Glentress During our beginners mountain bike skills Course we’ll give you the tools to confidently tackle on the trail ahead of you. From positioning yourself correctly on the bike to absorb obstacles and promote freedom of movement. To maintaining your momentum on blue and red style trails. You’ll learn how to stay in control with the confidence to start tackling more technical features. Furthermore, we’ll string it all together and make it useful!
This course is for either the new or lapsed mountain biker that needs to build or re-establish the basics in confident, safe trail riding.
What we cover on this course
- Body position.
- Safe and effective braking.
- Conserving momentum on the trail.
- Reading and reacting to the trail ahead.
- Rolling over trail obstacles.
- Basic cornering techniques.
On this course, we spent time off the main trails looking at positioning you correctly on your bike. We will explain the physics of absorbing trail features in the context of positioning and give you the tools to do it. We’ll also look at how this translates to slightly steeper terrain and small drop offs, all of which are features you’re likely to come across on blue and red trail networks. We’ll also look at techniques for cornering and braking to inspire confidence in the areas you’re tempted to be conservative.
Finally, once you have it nailed, we’ll move on and take you on an enjoyable trail ride to put it all together. In addition we’ll have a full debrief to reflect on your experience. (hopefully with coffee & cake!)