Will and Paul’s two to one session

Will and PAul are best mates and wanted to attend a mountain bike skills coaching session with myself. I had coached PAul once before about five years ago. I started as always with the skills check and that gave me the outline of a plan for the session and beyond for their riding. Drops, jumps, pumping and cornering were all worked on so that the boys could be a lot more fluid in their riding and make it more effortless.

 

 

Cambridge cc cyclo-cross session

I had coached David previously a couple of years ago and the cyclo cross riders at his club wanted some coaching and he recommended myself to them. The skills and techniques I teach were applied to various sections of trail and also on complete trails too.

Riding over large obstacles that cannot be rolled over, drops, steeps into corners, cornering, pumping and the beginnings of jumping too. An absolutely awesome session unfolded and it was a pleasure to watch each of them grow faster and smoother.

I cannot sign off without a mention of their packed lunch they brought……Homemade bread, soup and various cakes and my @hasbean coffee to compliment it. Best cake ever…..polenta lemon cake, high5 to that Luke

Brilliant riding guys.

 

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.

Mark and Alex’s two to one skills session

Mark and Alex wanted to work on jumping predominantly and anything else I could do during our time together. I corrected their set ups and worked on footwork, looking and body position, before applying them to the techniques I teach. The effect on the mental skills was awesome as they were suddenly riding more confidently and smoothly as a result. Drops, tabletops, gaps, wallride, berms, manuals and linking jumps. Marks face when he sailed over the 9ft gap jump at the end was a picture.

Great riding guys, 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.

 

Paul and Jim’s two to one session

Jim and Paul arrived as arranged and I ran them through the skills check. I discovered footwork, body position needed work as well as looking before I could work on the mental skills. Once corrected,  I was able to bring them along to applying the skills to the techniques I teach and it all became simpler and easier. What a cool session guys. High5!