Jonny and Tom’s session

I coached Tom 3yrs ago and he returned today with his mate Jonny to iron out any errors he’d picked up and push their riding further. I corrected the missing skills and then we applied the mental skills to various sections and trails. what a session.

Paul’s one to one

Paul has been riding ten years and had got stuck in a rut with his riding and came to me for some mountain bike skills coaching. He never could jump or get his bike into the air over anything, that was about to change.

I adjusted his set up and showed him his missing skills before repairing his skill set for him and showing him why to do certain things . Body positioning and footwork were worked on predominantly and soon it all came together. Steeps, jumps, pumping, drop offs, cornering and drops were all worked on as well as riding over obstacles.

Nick and Paul’s two to one

 

Nick fist came to me in March this year on a public session and today was his 3rd session. He wanted to build on his previous two sessions and share it with his old school mate Paul. They are both going to The white room in the tarrantese area of the alps for their summer mtb trip and wanted to both get some skills to help them enjoy it more. On Nick’s last session, a combo of tiredness and old knackered bike meant the 16ft gap was a no go but by the end of the session today he was sailing it. Paul was using his mental skills to decide what to ride and when too as he was riding gaps to 7ft also.

 

Craig and Neil fly

 

I coached Craig last year and he returned to push his riding on further and his mate Neil came along too.  I showed them the missing skills and demonstrated applying the skills to the techniques required to jump, drop, corner etc. The mental skills were worked on too and by the end of the session two tired but very happy riders left knowing what to do and why when riding.

 

Mari and Duncan get their wings

I coached Mari last year on a public session and she took advantage of a short notice availability date for a private mountain biking skills coaching session. I ran them through the skills check and showed them the missing physical skills and then rebuilt their riding up to cornering faster and smoother, riding over obstacles, wall rides and jumping tabletops and gaps. We even worked on linking drops to 5ft to gaps to 16ft. What an end to a brilliant week of coaching .

High5!

Two Yorkshire lads

Steve and Jarrod drove down from Yorkshire for their mountain bike skills coaching session after recommendation from various friends of theirs. They both wanted to regain confidence in their riding and to jump and in Jarrod’s case regain his jumping. Well, the high winds were borderline for coaching but we went ahead and I broke their riding down to the smallest skills and rebuilt them. What a session it was as their new skill set made everything simpler and easier than before.

cornering, drops, jumping tabletops, gap jumps, wall rides to name a few. I thin k i’ll let the pictures and videos tell the tale.

It was a pleasure to meet these guys

 

Four go mad in Hertfordshire

I have coached Ben before and he returned for more mountain bike skills coaching, this time with three riding buddy’s Darren, Lee and James. They were all in different places in their riding experience and levels. The skills check made them realise the errors in their skill sets and I set about piecing it all together.

We began with riding over obstacles and the techniques I demonstrated really made sense to them and soon they all rode over the largest easily.

Drops and jumps were next, followed by cornering and pumping. The session grew and grew and by the end of the session they’d been jumping tabletops, linking jumps and rode gaps of 6ft to 16ft and all in between Phew , what a session.