Kelvin’s Session

Kelvin contacted me a couple of weeks ago looking for a mountain bike skills coaching winter session . He wanted to understand what to do and why when he rides. The skills check and set up changes made sense to him as I identified footwork and positioning needed some work and I made various small adjustments that made a colossal difference.

Jumping tabletops, gap jumps, drops, drop offs , corners and pumping were all worked on, demonstrated by me before Kelvin repeated.

Brilliant session and fantastic progression

Steve’s One to One session

Steve rides road bikes mostly but began riding mtb last year and wanted to come to see me for mountain bike skills coaching after recommendations from fellow riders. I was able to use he experiences from other sports to get the most out of his session. He wanted to know why he struggled in berms and drops and why steep sections always felt sketchy. I worked on his positioning in all areas and his footwork in turn and the change was immediate.

It’s Not About The Bike

Alex and Tom ride an e-bike and standard bike respectively and wanted to share a private mountain bike skills coaching session with myself. I explained that their is no skills difference between either bike and that it is themselves that have the greatest effect.

They wanted to learn to get air and perhaps clear a tabletop but the session gave so much more.

Tweaking Nick’s Riding

Nick came to me for mountain bike skills coaching to understand why his jumping was hit and miss and lacked height too. The skills check showed him why and also that he was weak in his cornering too. I worked hard on his positioning and footwork in all areas and in particular jumps and right hand turns.

Stuart’s mountain bike skills coaching session

Stuart booked in with me a few weeks ago and took advantage of the all year round ride able conditions of the skills area. I broke his skills set down and worked on his looking and positioning and then the mental skill set also.

Alex and Gemma learn Trail Centre Skills

Alex and Gemma were due to come to me a couple of months ago but 40mph+ winds meant I had to delay their mountain bike skills coaching session until today.

They ride regularly at the Forest of Dean and Swinley forest and wanted to finally learn to fly and maybe cornering if I had time. I smiled as I said we’ll do pumping, drops, jumps, steeps etc easily in one session and what a session it was!

 

 

Mark’s one to one

Mark wanted to get some mountain bike skills coaching and was recommended to come to me. I ran him through a simple skills check and showed him why things were not working and some were. I then went on to show the application of a simple skills set to everything we could on trails. Drops, jumps, pumping, drop offs and berm riding were all ridden and linked together too.