Shaun’s begins his journey of mountain biking

 

 

Shaun came to me via recommendation and as he is just starting mountain biking after years of sailing and road cycling he wanted to get off on the right foot. The skills check made him aware of the errors in his riding and then I changed how he thought about riding a bike and why. I changed his cornering dramatically as well as showed him how simple getting over obstacles is. Drops and linking berms too.

It was an awesome session with huge progress.

 

 

 

Julie’s one to one mountain bike skills coaching session

Julie came up from Brighton after hearing recommendations from other riders in the area. Julie wanted to regain confidence after a few crashes and I set about installing a new skill set in her riding.

Drops, riding over obstacles, cornering, rocks, steep drop offs and jumps were all part of a great session and by the end Julie was tired but happy 🙂

 

Pete, Jeff and Al feel the force

Peter, Al and Jeff came to me via recommendation and I began by showing them why the felt a lack of control when riding off road. I adjusted their set ups and corrected their positioning first then added looking and footwork into the mix. The boys got more and more confident as their control felt so more enhanced now.

Today was pivotal

It was Julian’s session today and he arrived with a bike he loves, his pivot mach4. We immediately got on after that  🙂

Joking aside, it was  pleasure to coach Julian today. He wanted to learn to get air beneath his wheels and feel like he does on his skis.

 

Two guys from Eastbourne

Brad and Neil ride Friston forest mostly and wanted to get to grips with cornering and also getting air correctly and deliberately. The set up and skills check showed the areas that required correcting and then we applied the skills, both mentally and physically to drops, jumps, drop offs and corners. A cracking way to end a great weeks coaching.

High5!

Kevin’s mountain bike skills session

I had coached Kevin previously with his Cambridge cc team mates on their cyclo cross bikes but now Kevin wants to start mountain biking and the flat lands of Cambridgeshire meant that the session would be physical and psychological too.

I really focused on positioning during this session and then challenged the mental side of riding mountain bikes.

Drops, corners, rock gardens, pumping, steep terrain and linking drops into turns too were all covered.

Peter gains control

Peter has had coaching elsewhere over the years and wanted to gain confidence after a road crash left him with shoulder surgery. I needed to correct what was wrong physically in his riding before I could work on the mental skills.

Peter left a vastly different rider to the one who left. Drops, jumps, corners, steeps and even riding over large obstacles all seemed easy now.

Brilliant end to a cracking week of coaching.