Mountain biking guided rides and skills coaching for individuals and groups

Guided Rides…

Why not let me show you the good trails in and around Dorset or The New Forest

With many years experience of mountain biking and local knowledge, I can adapt a route to suit you and your group, leaving you free to get on your bike and enjoy the ride… no fear of getting lost… no having to check maps and plenty of opportunities for refreshment stops and riding tips (if you want them!)

Prices from £20 per person for a social 2 hour morning or afternoon ride – please ask for a quotation

You can choose from many locations across Dorset including “The Purbecks”, Wareham Forest, Ringwood Forest or The New Forest…

…and if you would like me to come to you ask for a quote

Please get in touch for further information or to book:

07900 418240 (text or phone)

email: steve@skillsandtrails.co.uk

Skills Coaching…

Prices from £40 per person for a group of 6 – please ask for a quotation

One to one

1:1 gives you the perfect opportunity to have specific coaching all to yourself. After an initial assessment, the skills covered will be tailored to suit you, whilst setting out to achieve your own personal goals.

Introduction to mountain biking

You will learn the basic skills needed to safely ride off-road including bike check and set up, correct body positioning, selecting the right gears and correct use of the brakes.

Fundamentals

Here you can learn the fundamental bike handling and core skills needed to tackle more technical off-road trails with confidence including mountain bike setup, correct body positioning, cornering and descending safely and how to climb efficiently.

Improvers descending or climbing

This is for those looking to take their descending or climbing skills to the next level. Learn how to descend steeper, rougher or looser trails and with more speed. Learn how to climb steeper and rougher trails with roots and step ups.

Introduction to drop offs, manuals and wheelies

This is for those looking to tackle small obstacles in the trail so that you don’t have to get off and walk. Learn how to lift the front wheel and safely negotiate small step ups and drop offs.

Women only

All of the above skills coaching can be for women only. Come and start your journey into mountain biking or hone your skills in a testosterone free environment!

Important information…

Helmets are essential.

You need to bring or hire a mountain bike which must be in full working order, have off-road tyres and be mechanically sound. Front suspension and flat pedals are preferable but not essential.

Contact…

phone: 07900 418240

email: steve@skillsandtrails.co.uk

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsandtrails

twitter: https://twitter.com/skillsandtrails

Customer feedback…

“Steve is a great teacher and really helped me gain confidence with my cycling. He knows the trails well and set the lesson up so that we worked on easier skills first before moving on to trickier hills and descents that I never thought I would have managed! I felt I achieved a lot, thanks Steve! Lizzie”

“Hi Steve, thanks for the guided tour yesterday, Alex & James had a great time! Kind regards, Laetitia”

“Hi Steve, thank you for a glorious day. I think I can speak for both of us when I say we had a ball and are respectively planning our mountain biking futures! With your patient and expert tuition, I feel like I am half way to pro already. I shall definitely call on you when I next make it to Dorset – need to perfect my cadence on those steep uphill stretches and, for that matter, downhill as well! Best, Vicky”

“Steve’s delivery was excellent with just enough information…”, from Mark’s blog, to read more click here

“really good course, very enjoyable”, Jackie S

“really useful progression from basic course”, David L

“great mix – asked what we wanted and pushed us a little, but within our capabilities”, Amy S

“excellent, a real confidence boost”, Sophie T