Our women’s mountain bike skills course is ideal for those female mountain bikers who want to improve their own personal riding skills in a relaxed and friendly all-female environment.
This ladies-only mountain bike course covers all the core skills techniques required to be able to ride with confidence and control.
At the end of the course, you will be given personalised feedback (using video analysis where necessary). You will also be given an action plan to help you improve further.
You will see instant results and the end of the course and will have the techniques in place to improve your riding even further with practice.
So what are the Core Skills?
The Biking Cone of Movement – The bike moves NOT you. Critical if you’re determined to become the boss of your bike.
Track Stands – The ability to balance, the most important skill to learn when it comes to riding a mountain bike.
Manual Front Wheel Lifts – The ability to lift the front wheel over an obstacle using body position and weight shift.
Power-assisted Front Wheel Lifts – The ability to lift the front wheel at slow speed over an obstacle whilst climbing.
Rear Wheel Lifts – The ability to lift the rear wheel over an obstacle. As well as the core skills, we give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending, and braking.
Bike Set-Up – Getting the bike to work for you, looking at the saddle, suspension and brake set up.
Weight Shift and the Cone of Movement – If you don’t allow movement you will fall off, this is where riding starts.
Climbing, Descending and Braking – Theory & Practical.
The Quercus Challenge – Summary of all skills coached during the morning session.
Track stands -The ability to balance, the most important skill to learn when it comes to riding a mountain bike.
Manual Front Wheel Lifts -The ability to lift the front wheel over an obstacle using body position and weight shift.
Power-assisted Front Wheel Lifts -The ability to lift the front wheel at slow speed over an obstacle whilst climbing.
Rear Wheel Lifts -The ability to lift the rear wheel over an obstacle.
Once you have got to grips with the techniques on day 1 you will be given the opportunity to transfer these skills to the trail on day 2 under the guidance of our expert MTB coaches. Using video feedback (where necessary) we will show you where you are going wrong and right and show you how much more you can get from your biking with these skills in place.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6 maximum – we keep our training ratios low to ensure our tutor can spend the time required with each person on the course. Course Cost: £190 Course Venue: Whinlatter Forest Park
Thank you so much to Nick for an amazing weekend on the ladies skills course! It was everything I’d hoped for and more and I really enjoyed it. Still grinning and aching today 🙂 Can’t wait to get out and practice! Huge thanks to Nick for being such a friendly, patient, and excellent coach!
Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing weekend. Graham was brilliant and really went the extra mile. I learned so much and have improved so much. I would recommend this course to everyone. Thanks again
Brilliant course, really relaxed atmosphere and adapted to suit the abilities and aims of those of us participating. Would definitely recommend to others.
Let us know if you’re interested in this course and we’ll get in touch to organise a date that suits you.
You must be over 18 to attend this course
Please wear appropriate clothing
Parking is available at Whinlatter (pay as you leave) Alternatively you can park at the outlying car parks in the forest and cycle up to the training venue.
Got a question?
Call 01768 898775 or send an email and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.