Caroline’s skills session

Caroline is a world champion triathlete and wanted to gain control of her mountain biking as she only began this year. The skills check revealed the areas that needed work. I worked hard on her mental skills as well as the application of the physical skills to the techniques I teach. We laid a great foundation for her to build on after getting her wheels into the air for the first time and getting far more fluid in her turns, particularly her lefts!

Great session caroline, high 5!

Bryony’s session

Bryony hasn’t been riding for more than a year but wanted to get some skills. I focused on positioning and looking through this session and we applied those skills to pumping, drop offs, cornering and getting into the air too. I was able to draw on her experiences in other sports too and her riding got faster as her control enhanced.

Cracking session B.

High5!

Begining their off road riding

Chris and Scott wanted to learn the correct ways to ride with control when riding off road and the session was based on pumping, controlling undulating terrain and cornering. Footwork, looking and body position were all applied and the lads gained more control when it was correct and could self diagnose when wrong. A cracking session guys.

 

Sarah’s session

Sarah only started mountain biking in November last year and wanted to build the correct foundation in her riding. Today was all about correcting her physical skills  set and then working on applying the mental skills set. Sarah wanted to maybe be able to get air from drops so I started from there and built upon it.

Cornering was a huge change as she found speed through control and the mental challenge of riding a very steep drop off was overcome and ridden with ease too.

A brilliant session unfolded and the heat of the day really wore her down too but not before linking drops into corners.

Let me know how the riding goes Sarah.

High5!

 

 

Five friends share a private session

Andy, Jules, Gill, Marcus and Scott arrived as arranged and The skills check showed me the areas that needed work. I worked hard on body positioning and footwork before adding looking so they had enhanced control in the techniques we teach.

Overcoming obstacles on the trail like logs etc was first and they were surprised at the simplicity of it. from there we worked on cornering, riding rocks, berms, drops and jumps. Andy and Scott even rode the 6ft gap jump too.

even though they were in different places mentally and physically in the riding, I was able to progress each of them by simplle adjustments to their skills.

A brilliant session with a great bunch.

Ps, sorry I lost some of the pics somehow 🙁

High5!