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 PERFORMANCE MTB UK...who are we?

We are husband and wife team Andy & Nik along with our longtime friend Steve, who joined us at the end of 2021.  

 

We are extremely passionate about all things MTB-related. We have over 10 years of experience in coaching sports and providing mentorship.

We know what it is like to lack confidence and not know where to seek help or guidance, mountain biking has a lot of myths and there is so much going on that it can seem very confusing and daunting.

We started PMTBUK as we believe in Sport for All, that everyone should be able to get the most enjoyment they can out of their riding, have the opportunity to develop, grow, and #bethebestyoucan. It doesn’t matter what you ride, it’s how you ride that matters.

We've been through the same feelings, emotions, and learning curve too, which is why we pride ourselves on providing simple, structured, fun, no-nonsense skills coaching, to help you develop and improve your skills so you can enjoy riding more and #bethebestyoucan.

 

We combine running PMTB with our day jobs, and for the time being all PMTB courses are run at the weekend, some weekdays, and some weekday evenings.

 

Andy:

Trail, XC, Enduro, Gravel rider, coaching planner, and Operating Theatre Practitioner.

British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Skills and Fitness Coach

British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Ride Leader

British Cycling Level 2 Cyclo-cross Coach

British Cycling Level 2 Cycling Coach

British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader

Holds a 2-day outdoor emergency first aid certificate

Loves Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller movies, listening to Hard Rock, AOR n Heavy Metal music, and attending the odd gig when he can fit it in.

 

Nik:

Trail, XC, Gravel rider, chief ride researcher/planner, and Operating Theatre Nurse

British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Guide/Ride Leader

British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader 

Holds a 2-day outdoor emergency first aid certificate

Loves Period Drama's, Thriller and Action movies, listening to Hard Rock music, Photography (OCA student), and planning bike trips and adventures.

Steve.

Trail, gravel, Cyclo-cross rider, and well-established and recognized British Cycling Go-Ride Coach.

British Cycling Level 2 MTB Coach

British Cycling Level 2 Cyclo-cross Coach

British Cycling Level 2 Cycling Coach

First Aid Trainer

I have been a coach for 5 years after my eldest got so much out of being coached by Andy. I have predominantly worked with the young riders at Bolsover and District Cycling Club Go-Ride, but have always leaned towards off-road, whether that be on my Cyclocross bike or the mountain bike.

Most of my riding is done on routes around the bridleways and trails in North East Derbyshire and the trails around Sherwood Pines. My favorite route is Robinhoods Way between Creswell Crags and Clumber Park. 

My passion in coaching is getting riders set up with all the tools they will need to tackle any obstacle, whether that be a child who has just learned to pedal or an adult wanting to step up to some racing and anything in between. For me there is no greater thrill than seeing someone tackle something after looking at it, doubting they can do it, and then breaking it down into easy steps.

Hopefully, see you on the trails soon.

We’ve been fortunate to have been able to ride across the length and breadth of the UK. We've ridden most of the UK's trail centres, taken part in races on private estates, gone off course riding through barren wastelands, and taken part in loads of events that encompass the whole spectrum of MTB activities and challenges.

Here are some of the events we have taken part in...

 

British Cycling National XC series

Midlands Friday Evening XC series

Midlands XC series

British Heart Foundation MTB Challenge

Mini Mad Orc 

The Dusk til Dawn 12 hour XC

ON:IT 12 hour XC solo

Dark Peak MTB Orientation Marathon

The Shouldham 6 hour Enduro XC

MTB Marathon Events

The Kielder 101 XC

The Ard Rock Enduro

The Ard Moors

The Ard Rock Marathon

Singletrack 7

The Sam Haughton Challenge

HopeTech Pre Peaks

PMBA HopeTech Women's Enduro 

The Hardcore 100

24 hr Mountain Mayhem 

MTB Epics Events 

As we travel around the country taking part in events we like to visit trail centres along the way and we've ridden...

One Planet Llandegla

Coed y Brenin

Cannock Chase

Hicks Lodge

Dalby Forest Trails

Thetford Forest

Sherwood Pines

Ae

Mabie

Kirroughtree

Newcastleton

Dalbeattie

Glentrees

Glentrool

Innerleithen

Fort William

Whinlatter

Glenlivet

Laggan Wolftrax 

Forest of Dean

Bike Park Wales

Antur Stiniog

Gwydir Forest Park

Penmachno Trails

Nothing really beats planning a day out riding off the beaten track. Nik has taken us on some epic and stunning rides in these locations...

The C2C - Workington to Roker Sunderland

The Peak District - Dark & White Peak

The North Yorkshire Moors

The North Yorkshire Dales

The Lake District - Skiddaw, Helvellyn 

Mid Wales - The Long Gap

Snowdonia - Snowdon, Llanberis trail/Rangers path 

The Cairngorms - Cairngorm, Burma Road 

The Scottish Borders - The Merrick, Glentrool Big Country

The Scottish Highlands - Ben Nevis North Face

North Nottinghamshire bridleways

South Yorkshire bridleways

Derbyshire bridleways

Cannock Chase 

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Performance MTB are completely independent, we are not funded by any outside individual or organisation. We have not received any freebies or special treatment from any individual or organisation, though we are open to offers! 

The links provided on this site to other sites and services are done so because these are organisations that we are involved with on a voluntary / paid basis or those we have personally paid for and used their services. Any reviews of products have also been paid for by us too...again we are open to offers!