Introduction to the Peaks
We call our fundamentals courses ‘Introduction To The Peaks’. This teaches the fundamental skills required to improve your enjoyment of Mountain Biking and gives riders the confidence and core skills to allow them to ride the various natural trails in the Peak District and beyond.
The core skills course is ideal if you have just started enjoying riding off road. You are looking to move your confidence, basic knowledge and understanding of mountain bike riding and techniques up to the next level, to let you get the most of your time on the trail.
- Bike set up
- Body positioning (Ready Position)
- Weight distribution
- Front wheel lift
- Cornering with confidence
- Riding Berms / Banked Corners
- Dealing with rollable drops
- Climbing and descending
- Reading the trail
- Riding trail features
We offer an improver course that gives riders the chance to look a bit more in depth at the fundamentals picked up in the ‘core skills’ course and is aimed at intermediate level riders who want to increase their skills and ride more technical terrain with confidence and speed.
The ‘Improver Course’ will give you the building blocks to allow you to keep developing your skills with each ride, the session will focus on:
- Reading the trail at faster speeds
- Body positioning
- Dynamic weight distribution
- Cornering at speed
- Keeping momentum
- Technical Descending
- Riding trail features
We know it’s important to fully understand the techniques been coached, so if you have any questions then we encourage you to ask. The course content outlined are the key points, however if you have a specific request then we will try to incorporate it to ensure you get the most from your skills and coaching experience with us.
What to bring
We can guarantee that you’ll have a great time with Trail Advantage and your safety is important to us. To get the most out of your time with us we recommend a few essentials
- A safe, trail ready and serviced Mountain Bike of the correct size.
- We recommend doing the session on a bike with flat pedals
- A helmet that fits securely and is not damaged.
- A waterproof Jacket and during Autumn / Winter waterproof trousers
- An additional base layer
- Full finger gloves
- Medication ie inhaler, epipen etc*
- Cash for Café / pub stop if you want
*If you are on any medication e.g inhaler, please ensure this is kept on your person during the session and the instructor is aware of its location. If you wish to discuss any of these prior to your course then please get in touch on 07828163159.