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

 

Faraz finds the rider within

 

 

Faraz has been riding for under two years and wanted mountain bike coaching to find the correct way to do stuff.  I corrected his skill set and showed him why too. Before long he was riding drops higher than before and clearing his first jumps, both tabletops and gap too. Cornering was transformed too.

An amazing session with huge improvements.

High5!

 

 

Duncan gains control

Duncan is a beginner when it comes to mountain biking as a change in lifestyle was needed in his life he felt and wanted to gain some idea of what and why to do anything whilst mountain biking. He found myself via recommendation from a facebook group and today was the day. He explained he’d never been able to get his front wheel into the air and found nothing online worked. I ran him through my skills check and adjusted his set up too. I had to work gradually on each physical skill and pieced his riding together slowly but very surely.

his face when he flew into the air and landed perfectly was a picture. I worked hard on his mental skills and through the session he applied these to decide what to ride. Drops, pumping and absorbing the trail to gain speed, drop offs and steep terrain were all ridden and boy oh boy could he now corner better than the stuttering turns he used to do.

Brilliant progress from a gentleman.

High5!

Vicky and Steve’s session

Today’s session focussed on positioning and looking. I worked on the mental skills , especially when getting into the air from drops, tabletops and gaps. I worked hard on cornering too and even when washing out in a berm Vicky knew what she had done in correctly. Great session.

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.