Core Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Our Core mountain biking courses are aimed at those new to mountain biking who have the fitness and confidence to ride but lack some of the skills or knowledge required to get over obstacles.

The course is aimed at keeping you on your bike rather than having to walk across obstacles, giving you the confidence and understanding of how to attack obstacles.

The day is also a suitable level for road riders or triathletes wanting to learn the techniques involved in mountain biking.

What you will learn

The following modules are covered during the course:

- Bike set up for mountain biking
- Rider positioning on the bike
- Hill techniques downhill
- Hill techniques uphill
- Drops offs
- Line choices
- Powered Front Wheel Lifts
- Unpowered Front Wheel Lifts
- Cornering techniques
- Balance techniques to improve your riding

Courses run at the following locations: Courses run at the following locations Harlestone Firs, Northamptonshire and Rushmere Park (Woburn).

Time: All courses run 10am till approx 4pm

Cost: Ј70 per person (includes all instruction and Permit to Ride)

Course Prerequisites

You should have the fitness to ride the course of approximately 10 miles and some experience of off road biking. We are happy to take people who are confident but have no off road riding experience but if you think you may struggle on this course please consider our Fundamentals Skills Course.


You will need need a mountain bike to get the most out of this course. If you don't have your own mountain bike please hire a bike form us at the time of making your booking (Ј30 per day - includes helmet if required)

2015 Dates

July 26th (Rushmere Park)

August 8th (Harlestone Firs)

September 19th (Rushmere Park)

October 17th (Harlestone Firs) - places available

November 29th (Rushmere Park) - places available

If there are at least 3 of you we can also run a private day for you - please contact us to discuss in more detail

Women Only Mountain Bike Courses

Women's Specific Skills Courses are available for ladies that want to have the Course Instruction but without the guys around (think about it as more of a Girls Day Out on bikes!). These usually run each month or so according to demand and are delivered by Helen, Helen can also run private groups of there are more than 3 of you - please contact us to discuss.

How to Book

Reserve your place and make your booking now!

If you have any queries on the course our FAQs may help.


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"I had a brilliant day learning and brushing up on the basics. I found you a very knowledgeable instructor and it was great to build some confidence on the things with a trained eye watching, as well as learning new techniques for cornering etc."

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