A third session for Ralph and Ian

I last coached the guys back in February and this time they wanted to learn to style it in the air  bit and also push their riding on to gaps and woodwork.

The skills check showed that I had to work on the mental skills and the session unfolded slowly but surely.

Drops, jumping tabletops, gaps, pumping, cornering, linking jumps together, wallrides and woodwork were all ridden through this session and always demonstrated by myself first, of course.

Great session and a brilliant end to another week of coaching mountain bike skils.






Caroline takes the first steps in mountain biking

Caroline rides cyclo cross and time trails but wanted to gain more confidence and control when riding her mountain bike. I adjusted her set up and then worked on her body positioning and footwork. I went through the mental skills questions with her also before we set about applying them to the techniques I teach that are required on trails.

Great session


Trail centre skills for four

Stuart, Steve, Scott and Stu ride together and wanted to get comfortable in riding trail centres. I ran them through my skills check and explained the areas that needed work. This, along with some set up changes enhanced their riding massively.

Drops, jumps, steeps, pumping, gap jumps and cornering were all covered and the guys were loving it.

We even celebrated the session over a beer in the local pub to.

Great guys, great session.


A one to one gift voucher

Rob was given a gift voucher from his wife for his birthday and today was the day for our session together. He explained that he wanted to gain flow in his riding and work out why he almost comes to a halt in berms. Armed with this information I began working on his missing skills and that had a huge affect on his mental skills.

Drops, jumps, gaps, berms, pumping, woodwork riding and drops and linking gaps on a trail were all covered and ridden with control. An amazing session Rob.


Brendon’s one to one

Brendon came to myself via recommendation. I needed to work one by one on his skills set and then we applied it to the techniques I teach. Drops, pumping, jumping, cornering and steep drop offs were all worked on as well as linking jumps together too.

Dan discovers the rider inside

Dan wanted to learn to get smoother with his riding and perhaps learn to jump. he’d never jumped a gap before today and his technique was very much hit and miss. The skills check showed us why and I set to work correcting it.

Before long Dan was riding steeps, drops, tabletops, pumping, jumping gaps and linking sections of the trail together. An amazing session unfolded and he was amazed at how simple it all felt, once I showed him that his skiing experience was so valuable.


Chris’s one to one

Chris wanted to learn techniques applicable to trail centre riding. I ran him through my skills check and that showed me the skills I needed to correct before breaking everything down and rebuilding his riding.

Footwork and positioning were first and then later I added looking into the mix and gradually it all began to click.

Drops, jumps, pumping , steeps, and cornering were all massively improved.