Jon wanted to understand what to do and why on his mountain bike. I explained the simplicity of the techniques involved and then began correcting his positioning. This really made a big difference in his riding and we went through as many applications of his new skills set as we could.
Paul came to me via recommendation and said he wanted to learn to jump and had never ridden a gap jump before either.
I broke his riding right down and rebuilt his physical skills to show him the simplicity rather than the complexity of mountain biking.
We began with applying his new skills sets to drops, then tabletops and gaps. It was cornering that really hit home as he could feel the difference in control.
I coached Adam nearly two years ago and his partner Steph has only been riding six months so he wanted to return with her for some more mountain bike skills coaching with me.
I worked on their physical skills and then I was able to work on the mental skills.
Today was a continuation from Friday’s session with Niall when it was too windy to jump. Today it was perfect and I was able to build on his mountain bike skills coaching session and add jumping tabletops and gaps into his armoury.
What a brilliant way to end for the Xmas break. I’m available from January for 2019 mountain bike skills coaching. Happy Xmas!
Niall was recommended my mountain bike skills coaching by his friend and mine Dims. He wanted to get to grips with riding a modern mountain bike after years of riding on the road.
The high winds meant we did a couple of hours and the next part will be on xmas eve.
I worked on his mental skills and applied his muscle memory from his other sports to this one and that all made it seem, well too easy.
Blake is 14 yrs old and is beginning his journey into mountain biking and his mate Max suggested coming to me for mountain bike skills coaching.
Max had been coached by ukbikeskills a couple of years ago and was keen to develop his riding further and also watch Blake improve.
Blake had never jumped before on a bike and Max wanted to see if he can learn a bit of style. I worked on foot positioning, body position and looking throughout the session and they loved every minute.
Barnaby and David ride with Lea Valley cycling club and wanted to get to grips with mountain biking. Their background was in road biking so I began from ground zero as always and I gradually built up their experiences and skill sets.
I moved them through riding over trail obstacles, drops, jumps, gaps, pumping and even steep drop offs. Their riding grew and grew as did the air they got beneath their wheels.