Skills Courses

 

LEVEL 1 CORE MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS – £70PP

This 1 day course is designed for riders who have limited off road experience. We go through all the basics from pre ride checks and bike set up, through to correct gear selection, tackling rough and rocky terrain as well as learning wheel lifts, track stands and much more.

  • Pre-ride bike checks
  • Bike set up
  • Route Choice
  • Spares & equipment to carry
  • Correct gear selection
  • Body position
  • Ascending/descending
  • Technical ascending/descending
  • Tackling mud, gravel, small rocks
  • Cornering
  • Track stands
  • Front wheel lifts
  • Puncture repair

Next Course Sunday 10th March – Quantock Hills

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE SKILLS COURSE – £70PP

This course is aimed at those with previous off road cycling experience. You are ideally competent with the Level 1 skills or have attended one of our courses.

Skills such as steep and technical ascending and descending, bunny hops, step ups, cornering, drop off’s and more will be taught by your qualified and experience instructor.

  • Bike set up (including front and rear suspension)
  • Basic route planning
  • Spare & emergency equipment to carry
  • Steep ascents/descents
  • Single track techniques
  • Cornering
  • Front & rear wheel lifts
  • Drop offs (up to 30/40 cm)
  • Bunny hops
  • Step ups
  • Attack/neutral body positioning
  • Common trail side repairs

Next course is on Saturday 9th February – Quantock Hills

“Mountain Biking Skills Course 16/01/2017 at Dunster : absolutely brilliant. Perfect for someone like me whom new to Mountain Biking. 5hrs well balanced between actual riding and practising, as well as demonstrations and discussion. Dan (Instructor) very engaging, considerate, and put the small group of 5 at ease very quickly. Good fun, got wet and muddy, now know of some great trails around Dunster, met some nice people, excellent. Strongly recommend this course to anyone thinking about starting mountain biking”. Kevin 2017.

 

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    09-02-2019

    9 Adscombe Ln, Adscombe, Over Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1HN, UK

    9 Adscombe Ln, Adscombe, Over Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1HN, UK

    MTB LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE SKILLS COURSE – £70PP

    This course is aimed at those with previous off road cycling experience. You are ideally competent with the Level 1 skills or have attended one of our courses.

    Skills such as steep and technical ascending and descending, bunny hops, step ups, cornering, drop off’s and more will be taught by your qualified and experience instructor.

     

    • Bike set up (including front and rear suspension)
    • Basic route planning
    • Spare & emergency equipment to carry
    • Steep ascents/descents
    • Single track techniques
    • Cornering
    • Front & rear wheel lifts
    • drop offs
    • Bunny hops
    • Step ups
    • Attack/neutral body positioning
    • Trail side repairs

    Course location: Adscombe, Quantock Hills

    To book: Please e-mail info@mtbleadership.com

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    15-02-2019

    Parson’s St, Porlock, Minehead TA24, UK

    Parson’s St, Porlock, Minehead TA24, UK

    The training course comprises one day’s duration, starting from 2pm and running until 9pm. Expect at least 3 hours on the trail during darkness.

    Utilising your existing mountain bike leadership experience and knowledge, this course focuses particularly on safe and effective leadership skills used during dark conditions including those of communication, motivation, organisation and decision making coupled with detailed route planning and navigation.  It expands on the development and implementation of robust Emergency Action and Late Back Procedures.

    The course also covers additional risk factors when leading in the dark and at night, environmental and social responsibilities, impacts on riders of being active at night, lighting with battery theory and additional equipment, reflective clothing and highway factors comprising legal lighting requirements and managing groups on the road in the dark.

    Note that this course is not an introduction to night riding and expects an existing level of personal confidence and competence at riding at night.

    Course venue: Porlock Recreation Ground

    Training Course: £125

     

    Night Riding!

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    16-02-2019-17-02-2019

    Gardeners Cottage, Parson’s St, Porlock, Minehead TA24 8QJ, UK

    Gardeners Cottage, Parson’s St, Porlock, Minehead TA24 8QJ, UK

     

    Course Tutor: Dan French

    Course Location: Porlock, Exmoor

    Course timings: 9-7 Day one. 9-5 Day two.

    Course cost: £195

    Course content: Please click here

    British Cycling website: Please click here

    Mountain Biking on Exmoor!

     

    To book, or enquire: mtbleadership@gmail.com or call 07976 208279.

    Courses can be delivered at a variety of locations across the South West, as well as bespoke packages.  Please contact us for full details.

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    17-02-2019-17-02-2019

    Gardeners Cottage, Parson’s St, Porlock, Minehead TA24 8QJ, UK

    Gardeners Cottage, Parson’s St, Porlock, Minehead TA24 8QJ, UK

     

    Course Tutor: Dan French

    Course Location: Porlock, Exmoor

    Course timings: 9-7 Day one. 9-5 Day two.

    Course cost: £195

    Course content: Please click here

    British Cycling website: Please click here

    Mountain Biking on Exmoor!

     

    To book, or enquire: mtbleadership@gmail.com or call 07976 208279.

    Courses can be delivered at a variety of locations across the South West, as well as bespoke packages.  Please contact us for full details.

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  • All day
    18-02-2019

    Carters Ln, Taunton TA4 4AA, UK

    Carters Ln, Taunton TA4 4AA, UK

    Practical assessment

    The practical assessment consists of an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be assigned to lead a section of the assessment route, working with a ratio of 1:5. You will be expected to deliver a flowing journey whilst demonstrating good leadership and navigational skills.

    The assessment procedure is informal and is designed to help you develop your skills as a mountain bike leader. The group you lead can consist of other riders who are also being assessed on the same day and/ or riders who are there, simply to fulfil the role as participants on the ride.

    MTB Leadership Assessment

    Written assignment

    The written assignment is an open book home study task and comprises of a range of short answer questions. This task is based on the information included in the British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Handbook and other resources provided on the course.

    Once payment has been received for your assessment place, the assessment questionnaire will be sent to you via e-mail (paper copies are available upon request) and should be returned to your course provider no later than seven days prior to your practical assessment date. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to complete and return the questionnaire before your assessment day.

     

    Location: Quantock Hills

    Cost £95

    Please contact us on info@mtbleadership.com for full details.

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