Andy’s birthday present from Helen

Helen contacted me a few months ago to book a two to one session for her partner Andy’d birthday. Today was the day and I checked their bikes out and then ran them through my physical skills check. I found the areas that needed work and built the session around that. Andy wanted to jump and Helen had never ridden a gap before but all that was about to change.

Drops, berms, pumping, wallrides and gap jumps were all ridden and then linked together through the session. An amazing progression curve !

Great riding from a great couple.


A father and son skills session

I have coached Jon a few times and he wanted to return for his son Louie to have a session too. The session was all about berms , jumping and wallrides. Even a spill by dad didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and Louie was blown away at how well he could ride by the sessions end.


Alpine preperation

Ashley, Royston, V, Jason and Adam came to me to prepare for their up coming holiday. I had coached Ash and Royston previously so had to move them on as well as bring the other guys along too. Body positioning was critical followed by looking and footwork. That left the mental skills while we applied the techniques I teach to sections out on trails and the woodwork. Berms were railed, natural drops as well as ladder drops, tabletops and gaps to 14ft were all linked too. An amazing session guys.


Correcting Dom and Mark’s skill sets

Dom and Mark googled mountain bike coaching and found my website and decided to book a private session. When they arrived, they said they wanted to learn to jump and judge speed through turns and when riding into jumps. Well, the session unfolded gradually but by the end of the session they were riding drops, berms, wallrides, tabletops and 6,7,9 and 13ft gap jumps too!

Amazing riding guys and a brilliant way to end my weeks coaching.



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!

Chris and Nik’s session

Chris injured himself the day before our session but arrived wanting to see if he can ride and Nik brought a bike with ruined pivots, so not the best start. However, I first discovered why Chris had crashed as I asked was it a left hand berm and I was correct. I could see he had a body position error and that they both needed the mental side of their riding worked on. Drops, tabletops, gaps, and wallride were all covered and ridden by the end of the session. Work on the hips Chris and work on the endo Nik.