Andrew has never had mountain bike coaching before as he mostly rides the flatlands of Cambridgeshire but having entered an enduro in Yorkshire, he hunted around online and found ukbikeskills.

On meeting Andrew I explained the framework of the skills set we teach and then I set to work breaking his riding down and rebuilding it.

To his surprise, the drop technique was first and by applying both mental and physical skills he found getting air for the first time ever was a lot easier than he’d read or thought.

Onto cornering  and working on footwork and body positioning he found a grip and control he’d never had before and soon he was sailing down the singletrack trail. Pumping, rocks, steps, absorbing and drop offs were all linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns. By identifying lines and braking areas Andrew became faster as he felt more controlled.

What a session




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