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Mountain bike specific skills development courses and coached guided rides

Performance MTB UK provide courses and coached guided rides tailored to your personal needs and goals.

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Gift vouchers are available for all our courses and guided rides!

As of 1st March 2020 all bookings will require payment in advance, cancellations within 2 weeks of date will not be refundable, alternative dates will be arranged. 

Mountain Bike Skills Courses

We hold our skills courses at 2 venues. Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Nottinghamshire with full permission of the Forestry Commission and in conjunction with Gez and Sharon at Belper Bike Barn which is situated next to Tannenbaum Campsite in Derbyshire.  

 

Our full day courses are for everyone who wants to get more fun and enjoyment out of riding their mountain bike off road, it's as simple as that!

We have a system, this is the same system that the UK's elite mountain bike riders use to develop their off road riding, which has various elements (techniques) to it, these elements add up to you becoming a more skilled, confident and accomplished rider.

We ask you to complete a rider profile about your riding experience, how you feel about your abilities and what your goals or ambitions are. We then tailor your coaching session using the different elements to provide a development curve that builds throughout the day.

 

On your skills development day, we don't necessarily use all the elements, use them in the same order or spend the same amount of time on each of them, we adapt the session as you learn, keeping you on your development path.

Elements (techniques) which can be covered in our courses include:

Trail etiquette

Bike set up

Suspension set up

Nutrition and hydration

Get me home trail side repairs

Essential mountain bike kit / equipment

Body position

Body movement

Braking

Cornering

Technical descending

Technical climbing

Drops

Jumps

Front and rear wheel lift

Wheelies

Manuals

Bunny hops

Young Rider Skills Course

This is a  half day course for young riders (min age 12) who wish to improve their skills and build their confidence out on the trails. All our courses are run in the same way, we find out about what the young rider wants to develop and plan the right mix of elements (techniques) to get their skills up to speed and riding the trails with confidence and flow, in a way which is more suited to how young riders learn.

Night Blazing -Trail Centre

What’s it like to ride when the sun goes down? Join us on a guided ride as we explore the wonders of MTBing after dark.

Based at Sherwood Pines Forest Park riding the managed trails and the fun, technical off piste areas this is a great way to learn, develop and hone your night riding skills.

 

Course prices;

1 2 1 - £120

2 2 1 - £150

3 2 1 - £175

Group course £49 per rider (minimum 4 riders)

Full days Family course £49 per rider (minimum 4 riders)

Young rider 1/2 day course £90

Night Blazing Trail Centre £10 per rider

All prices correct as per 21st June 2020

 

Our full day courses can cater for a maximum group size of 8 riders.

Course discounts are available to members of British Cycling and British Cycling affiliated clubs as well as select local riding groups, please contact us for further details.

Payment in full via PayPal at time of booking.

For every course we provide a pre-course itinerary that details everything that you need to know about your day including times, meeting place and any essential equipment / kit needed.

 

Our coached guided rides require a good level of fitness, concentration and a dropper post is recommended as these courses involve a lot of climbing (sometimes pushing) and descending steep terrain.

Mountain bike coached guided rides

Have you ever wanted to take yourself out of the trail centre and explore the amazing variety of natural riding that the UK has to offer?

Our coached guided rides are perfect for this. They are tailored to suit what you'd like to learn to ride. Where a lot of guided rides take place on terrain is rideable at walking speed and is rollable on descents so that wheels are not required to leave the ground, we are able to offer coached rides on more technical, exposed, steeper, rocky, rooty, loose and unpredictable terrain.

We teach you the techniques, develop the skills and build your confidence on riding technical natural terrain, so that you are able to plan your own adventures across the UK and beyond. 

Our coached guided rides take place in the beauty of the Peak District National Park and the untamed wilderness of the North Yorkshire Moors. 

 

Night Riding -Natural Terrain

What’s it like to ride when the sun goes down? Join us on a guided ride as we explore the wonders of MTBing after dark.

Held in the Hope Valley in the Peak District National Park on specially selected course to introduce you to thrill of night time wilderness riding on progressive technical terrain.

 

Coached guided ride prices;

1 2 1 -  £120

2 2 1 -  £150

3 2 1 -  £175

Group £45 per rider (minimum 4 riders)

Family £45 per rider (minimum 4 riders)

Night Blazing Wilderness guided ride £40 per rider (minimum 4 riders)

All prices correct as of 21st June 2020

 

Our full day courses can cater for a maximum group size of 8 riders.

Course discounts are available to members of British Cycling and British Cycling affiliated clubs as well as select local riding groups, please contact us for further details.

Payment in full via PayPal at time of booking.

THE PERFORMANCE MTBUK UNIQUE 'RideSmart'  PLAN
Specifically developed for MTBer's who want to improve their fitness whilst they, well...just ride! 
No strict training plan simply get more out of your everyday riding. It even works on your turbo too!
 
"IT'S A MORE RELAXED KINDA THING"
  • Initial phone/social media conversation
  • Analysis of rider profile
  • Meeting/telephone/social media conversation to discuss rider profile, typical event demands (physiological demands, technical demands, psychological demands)

  • Production of your 'FOCUSED MTB RIDING' plan overview. This is based upon the fundamentals of MTB fitness, the types of events that you like taking part in and how this can be best included in the riding that you do

  • The production of the rider training zone bands chart

  • Base fitness and bench marking test (as required)

  • Bike fit and set up advice. Bike kit and equipment advice

  • Nutrition and hydration, general guidance and advice

  • Off bike training, general guidance and advice

  • Production of your 'FOCUSED MTB RIDING' plan

  • Meeting/telephone/social media conversation to review the first

  • Ongoing advice, support and plan amendments as required

  • Specific advice and 'FOCUSED MTB RIDING' plan amendments in the run up to an event 

  • Analysis of training plan notes and performance data provided by rider (as required)

   Group packages are also available...get your friends involved too!

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