MTB SKILLS AND COACHING
Mountain Bike specific skills coaching courses in the Peak District which aim to improve your technical skill and bike handling.
Even as seasoned riders we all fall into bad habits and as with other sports we hit a plateau with improvement. Skills coaching is not just for those riders new to mountain biking we design all our courses to build confidence, technique and bike control through progressive teaching methods, whatever your ability.
So whether you are new to mountain biking and want to grasp the basics, an intermediate rider wanting brush up on the fundamental skills to take your riding to the next level, Or you’re an experienced advanced rider who wants to improve specific aspects of their riding or for improving race results, then have a look at our open and private courses below.
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True North Adventures in particularly Jaime the owner has been involved with mountain biking since the early days, from riding in the 90’s riding for Great Britain in World and European Championships through to Enduro racing at World level and standing on the podium at races such as Trans Provence, Ard Moors and Ard Rock and later the setting up the first Peak District e-bike guiding company through to working with Lapierre and Haibike in testing and demonstrating bikes at large events. All our experienced guides and instructors have been using and racing mountain bikes in the UK and abroad with great results for a number of years so we think you will be in great hands.
We operate from a number of locations but in addition we have developed our own private trails and skills area with a number of dedicated features (enduro trails with varying size berms, corners, shutes, rock gardens, roots and ruts, drop offs, jumps and series of table tops), allowing us to focus on specific techniques allowing you to confidently get the most from your mountain bike on the technical sections and downhills too. Whether it’s carrying more speed through corners, hitting jumps and drops or improving your flow on technical trails we can help you.
We use portable training aparatus like manual machines and coaching ramps to allow progression in a controlled envirnoment which allows effective coaching repetition combined with slow motion technology also aids a clear understanding and insight into your riding so you can visually identify where you’ve got it nailed or where you might need some improvement.
Our range of mountain bike courses suit riders of all abilities. Those new to mountain biking through to experienced riders wanting to develop specific skills weather it be beginners looking to get into mountain biking or for advanced riders looking to improve their technique, speed and performance for riding or for improving those stage times for improved results.
From our years of experience through racing at high level at EWS and gravity enduro racing along with our coaching experience we understand the specific principles and requirements for riding mountain bikes so our courses are developed with these techniques in mind. T
We utilise many skills and techniques to help you understand and learn the fundamentals, below are just some of these…
- Bike set up, including tyre choice, correct pressures, functionality of the controls and suspension set-up
- Understanding all the modes and how to use the gearing appropriately
- Utilising modes efficiently to increase battery life and improve power delivery through pedalling efficiency
- How body positioning and weight transfer is so important when handling the extra weight, controlling speed and adopting flow on a trail to bring out speed and minimise risk of it going wrong.
- Using features on a trail to aid grip and control
- Why wheelies and manuals aren’t just for showboating
- How to control traction, especially on technical climbs and understanding the dynamics of body, feet and head positioning in all aspects of riding
- Improving overall bike handling and skill through both physical and mental training approach in a structured format
MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS COURSES
Solid Fundamentals - MS01
£90 per person
Our fundamentals course does exactly what it says on the tin! It covers all the fundamental techniques and skills required forming the basis of mountain biking and allowing you to move onto to further courses
Once mastered these skills will set you up on a path for improvement which will ensure you have all the basic skills needed enabling you to progress and enjoy your future riding.
Avoid those bad habits and progress your riding further in less time.
Covering everything from bike set up, balance, cornering with speed and control to small front wheel lifts, drop-offs and getting up technical climbs.
Having developed the basic skills in the ebike starter course, or you’re already a competent mountain biker.
This intermediate course delves a little deeper, really nailing those fundamental techniques to be able to safely and effectively execute more technical skills, on what is effectively a really heavy bike.
We’ll use our experience from our years of e-biking to help you progress comfortably, allowing you to dynamically move around the bike, use the assistance to generate lift and be able to weight and un-weight the bike allowing for improved flow and speed on the trail.
Getting your suspension set up for you and why tuning your suspension to the trail will enable you to ride trails with more confidence.
We will dive into bike set up like optimising your cockpit and brake lever positioning to help improve the way you ride and develop confidence on your bike.
So, you’ve only gone and signed up for your first ebike enduro race.
This full day course has been developed by or instructors with high level ebike race experience to give an insight into what will be expected on the day, from the ever growing discipline of ebike enduro racing.
Our ‘Race Ready’ course focuses on more advanced skills and techniques to give you the confidence at, or to enter, your first ebike race. It will also prepare you for the slightly different format used in ebike racing.
We’ll Iook at the specific skills required to improve your results, to help understand why these skills need to be applied, which in turn will improve your control, speed and flow.
This course however isn’t just suitable for those wanting to race. It’s an ideal course for riders wishing to improve their general trail riding and bring it to a new level but at a higher speed.
Our private skills sessions are great for individuals or, groups of friends wanting the most personal tuition.
As its totally bespoke to you its the best way to progress your riding and address specific areas.
Operating from various locations including our own private course and purpose made tracks, specifically built with features that enable us to concentrate and really hone in on those skills.
Our private skills area allows us to progress in a controlled environment, we don’t – unlike other companies, have to share our trails with anyone. Therefore, no pressure and more time for you to grasp a technique and practice.
Of course, if you want to combine skills training with a guided ride, then we have some great natural Peak District riding on our doorstep once you’ve developed those techniques and skills.