Putting the fun back into fundamentals

Mark used to ride loads before life got in the way and he’d been back riding for two years and wanted to know where he was going wrong. He came to ukbikeskills for mountain bike skills coaching via recommendation. The skills check showed us why he was struggling. I made some small, seemingly simple changes to his riding and it all kicked off.

Drops to 3ft , jumping tabletops and gaps, steeps and corners were all easier and simpler for him as well as so much faster too.

Great session Mark. High5!


Jumping with control

Richard took a last minute availability spot and explained that after 10yrs of mountain biking he’s never got off the ground. The skills check showed the areas that needed correction and I worked on positioning and looking through out the session. Cornering was worked on also and a huge improvement was made there but nothing will ever beat the look on his face when he started jumping and flying off drops and tabletops.


Lorien flys

Lorien came to myself for mountain bike skills coaching after reading reviews. He wanted to learn to jump and corner better and I immediately put him through my skills check to show us both the areas that needed work physically and also mentally.

Drops, tabletops, berms and off camber corners as well as a gap jump were all ridden and any errors were self diagnosed by Lorien in a short space of time and he knew he was a better rider by far when he left.


Dan’s session

Dan was coached by myself a couple of years ago and inactivity saw him wanting to return to go over everything again and maybe move his riding on again. A small error with his feet on right turns and a disjointed jump technique needed correcting and then we applied the skills sets to drops, jumping tabletops and gaps, switchbacks and wallrides. An awesome session unfolded in the winter sunshine and a very happy but tired Dan ended the session with a smile.



Three riders from Brighton

Simon, Nick and Ioannis came to myself via recommendation and I began with my skills check and set up check. The guys wanted to get to grips with jumping kickers but it was the cornering that really took them by surprise.

Drops, jumping tabletops, berms, and jumping gaps to 9ft were all demonstrated by myself and they used their mental skills to decide what and when to ride them.

An amazing session unfolded and I am looking forward to their riding updates.


Alan’s session of discovery


Alan wanted to attend a mountain bike skills coaching session with myself to iron out any errors in his riding and also give him conscious recognition of what he is doing right or wrong on his bike. The skills check and set up adjustments set the scene and during the session not only was Alan cornering faster and smoother than ever before. He was also riding drops and jumps with control and method. Wall rides? not a problem now for him either and to cap it all off , he rode his first ever gap jump of 6ft then added 7ft and 9ft too! Cracking session dude,