MTB skills instruction and guided rides

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.

Fundamentals

You can learn the fundamental bike handling and core skills needed to tackle technical off-road trails with confidence including bike setup, body positioning, descending safely and climbing efficiently.

Improvers descending

For those looking to take their descending skills to the next level on steeper, rougher or looser trails and with more speed and confidence.

Drop offs and step ups

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

Price £120 for a 2 hour session

 

Please get in touch for further information and to book:

07900 418240 (text or phone)

email: stevecoombes@hotmail.co.uk

Women only…

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

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!)

Price from £15 per person for a social morning or afternoon ride  

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, please ask for a quote

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: stevecoombes@hotmail.co.uk

facebook: https://www.facebook.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

About Steve…

Loves bikes, bike trails, bike touring, bike everything!

I am very enthusiastic about helping others to improve their mountain bike skills, confidence and enjoyment of mountain biking.

I have cycled in many different countries in the world but always love coming back to Dorset and it’s fantastic countryside trails.  I know them well and have plenty of easy and more challenging trails to lead you up and down.

My background started in information technology but sport has always been a big part of my life. From playing and coaching squash to teaching cycling, I enjoy all aspects of sport.  I have been lucky to work for a number of years in the cycling industry teaching mountain biking, leading tours and in local bike shops.

My contact information

phone: 07900 418240

email: stevecoombes@hotmail.co.uk

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

 

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