A third session for Ralph and Ian

I last coached the guys back in February and this time they wanted to learn to style it in the air  bit and also push their riding on to gaps and woodwork.

The skills check showed that I had to work on the mental skills and the session unfolded slowly but surely.

Drops, jumping tabletops, gaps, pumping, cornering, linking jumps together, wallrides and woodwork were all ridden through this session and always demonstrated by myself first, of course.

Great session and a brilliant end to another week of coaching mountain bike skils.






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.


Mental skills coaching

I have coached Richard and Mark five years ago and they returned with the lord Mike for a session to remove any physical errors in their riding and to work on the head game.

Well, what can I say about today? Berms, pumping, drops, jumping tabletops and linking them. Gap jumps to 13ft too! It didn’t stop there. Woodwork drops and jumps as well as step up/step downs.

Brilliant session and fantastic progression from all three


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


Ric from Slick and slide suspension’s session

Richard came to me wanting to overcome his absolute fear of getting his wheels into the air. The skills check showed me what I needed to correct in his physical skills and positioning and looking were paramount.

We then applied a mental skills set to various sections out on the trails. It wasn’t long before he was riding drops and then to his surprise a 7ft table top and gap jump. We worked on steeper terrain and drop offs and various ways of riding them before we took a break for coffee. When we resumed I worked on his cornering and linking berms together as well as jumping and pumping multiple jumps. I could see he was tiring but not before He was riding a wallride, something he found very scary to ride into, but using his new skills sets it was simple and easy for him.

Great riding dude. 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!


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.