A Return Session

I have coached Mel, her husband Darren and friend Jason before and they returned all wanting to improve and with different issues in their riding. I had to help Melanie get over her broken arm on holiday in the Alps and get Darren more comfortable with drops and also Jason too.

I built the session by bringing it to the basic levels needed to correct physical errors and then build the mental skills from there.

Riding With The Correct Foot Forward

I coached Stuart a year ago and he’d struggled to embed the skills set and couldn’t understand why. He returned today to see if I could see what’s wrong and it lay in his foundation, footwork.

Stuart always twisted in the air when jumping and this created a doubt in him as it felt hit and miss but a change in his lead foot cemented both this session and the last too.

The change really changed his positioning to a more unconscious level as the last session suddenly all made sense, he had a balance on his bike and he could feel it.

Six Go Mad From Essex

Cath, Stuart, Mark, Adrian, James and Jackson made the trip to me after being recommended it from a rider at Hadleigh Olympic trails.

They wanted to push their riding on and understand what they were doing right or wrong. They all were at different levels in their riding but that made no difference.

I corrected their physical skills before applying the mental skill set to loads of different applications on trails. I think the pictures and videos tell the story better than I

Mike JP and Ad’s Fantastic Friday Skills Session

Mike and Ad came to me for coaching wanting to get away from the hang on and hope style of riding it sometimes felt like they did.

A warm day greeted us and I put them through my skills check and set up changes where I identify for them the areas that need work.I worked on footwork, looking and positioning in all areas of their riding and also worked hard on the mental skills too.

What a session it turned out to be. Drops, jumping tabletops, steeps, drop offs, pumping and linking jumps together , even a few gaps and a wall ride were thrown onto the mix.

Vic and Piotr’s session

Vic has been coached by me before and wanted to return on his e-bike and his Piotr joined him for a private booking.

I began with the skills check and made some small adjustments to them and their bikes before piecing it all together.

Jumps, drops, steeps, berms, pumping, getting over obstacle and even wallrides were on the menu today.