The first skills coaching session of 2018

It was good to get back to coaching and today was Stephen’s one to one session. During the session I broke his physical skills down and then rebuilt his riding so that by the end he was cornering smoother and faster but also jumping further and with less speed than he’d needed before today.

He was buzzing when riding his first ever gaps jumps too and the largest is 9ft!

high5!

Chris’s one to one skills session

When putting Chris through my skills check I could see that I needed to correct his footwork first and foremost and then positioning and looking would follow. I then demonstrated everything and we applied the new skills check to jumps, drops, cornering, pumping and linking jumps, including gaps.

 

Darren and Mark’s session

Darren and Mark came to me wanting to learn to do jumps and drops. I corrected their missing skills and gradually pieced their riding back together and gave them a frame work to work with forever in their riding. They’d never ridden a gap jump before but they rode gaps to 9ft across today. Mix that with vastly improved cornering and pumping and their riding really took off. Oh, and did I mention steep stuff?

Great session guys High5!

A one to one gift voucher

Rob was given a gift voucher from his wife for his birthday and today was the day for our session together. He explained that he wanted to gain flow in his riding and work out why he almost comes to a halt in berms. Armed with this information I began working on his missing skills and that had a huge affect on his mental skills.

Drops, jumps, gaps, berms, pumping, woodwork riding and drops and linking gaps on a trail were all covered and ridden with control. An amazing session Rob.

High5!

Jumps and drops public coaching session 16/10/17

Here are the pictures and videos from today’s mountain bike skills coaching public session. Email info@ukbikeskills.co.uk for more info

 

Fab friday’s continue

My friday sessions have been standout all year and today was no different. Paul, Ollie and Kev booked a private session for the three of them and wanted to gain airtime and anything else I thought they could learn. I worked on their missing skills and adjusted their set ups before showing them why a simple skill set applied to everything they wanted to do. The results speak for themselves as they were riding drops, jumping tabletops and gaps, pumping and cornering faster , smoother and with more control than they ever belived possible.

Brilliant riding guys

High5!

Gez, Steve and Nick’s private skills session

I coached Gez two months ago and he returned with his two riding buddies to enjoy another session and watch them improve and maybe push his skills on too.

Well, what a session that was. Drops, steeps, linking drops to jumps, gaps, tabletops, woodwork and cornering they applied the physical skills I teach and also the mental skills and the session was off the hook.

Great riding guys, high5!