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Beginners Mountain Bike Coaching Course in the South Downs

Beginners Mountain Bike Coaching Course in the South Downs

£ 65

Horndean

Beginner
Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 18
Horndean
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
£ 65

Activity Highlights:

Tailored for new or returning riders, this course provides the essential toolkit for confident and efficient trail riding. Covering everything from bike handling on varied terrain to mastering balance and control, this course lays a strong foundation for developing your skills. It’s perfect for those looking to build or re-establish their basics in safe, enjoyable trail riding.

Key Details

  • Duration: 09:30 – 13:30
  • Upcoming Dates: 27th Jan, 9th March, 6th June, 10th August, 28th September 2024
  • Price: £65.00
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire

Key Skills

  • Bike setup check for optimal riding
  • Body positioning for smoother riding
  • Balancing techniques for consistent performance
  • Foundations of cornering, maintaining traction and speed
  • Safe and effective braking methods
  • Efficient pedaling strategies

Course Breakdown

This course includes comprehensive training in core mountain biking techniques. You’ll receive personalised coaching in a fun, relaxed environment, complete with video feedback and an action plan for continued improvement. Our experienced coach will guide you through each skill, ensuring a thorough understanding and practice.

Location

The course takes place at the scenic Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, offering a variety of terrains suitable for practicing and mastering beginner-level mountain biking skills.

Prerequisites

  • Ability to ride a bike unaided
  • Confidence in stopping and starting independently
  • Suitable for new or occasional off-road riders
  • Comfort with riding on towpaths, forest roads, and easy bridleways
  • Age 18 and over (for under 18s, please opt for our one-to-one course which can be viewed and booked at the bottom of this page)

Why Choose Us?

Our Beginners Mountain Biking Course is the perfect gateway into the thrilling world of mountain biking. We offer an engaging, supportive, and fun learning experience, ensuring that every participant leaves with the confidence and skills to enjoy and excel on trails. With our expert coaching, personalised feedback, and a beautiful setting, you’re guaranteed a rewarding and enjoyable journey into mountain biking.

Book online now to start your adventure on the trails!

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What's Included:

  • Expert coaching in a supportive environment.
  • Personalised video feedback.
  • 30 days post-course support.
  • An action plan for ongoing skill development.

What's Not Included:

  • Bike hire (assistance available with a 10% discount code BTM10 for e-bike hire at Southern Ebike).
  • Transport to the venue.
  • Parking costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the course, you should bring your mountain bike in good working condition (unless you plan to hire one), a helmet (mandatory), gloves, and appropriate footwear for biking. Also, consider bringing water, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing, as the course runs in various conditions. A small backpack might be useful to carry your items.

Absolutely! This course is specifically designed for individuals who are new to mountain biking or haven’t ridden off-road regularly for more than a year. It covers fundamental skills like bike setup, body positioning, balance, cornering, braking, and pedaling. The course starts from the basics, ensuring that even complete beginners can follow along comfortably and gain confidence.

Safety is our top priority. All participants are required to wear helmets during the course. Our coaches are experienced professionals trained in first aid and risk management. They provide clear instructions and demonstrations for each skill and closely monitor all participants. The course also includes teaching how to handle your bike safely across various terrains.

The course runs in most weather conditions, as mountain biking is an all-weather sport. However, in extreme weather conditions like heavy storms, we may reschedule the course for safety reasons. We advise participants to check the forecast and come prepared with suitable clothing. If there are any changes due to weather, we will inform you in advance.

Yes, after completing the course, you will receive 30 days of post-course support. This includes the ability to contact your coach for advice and tips. We also provide an action plan tailored to your skill level, which you can use to continue improving your mountain biking skills. Additionally, we encourage participants to keep practicing and consider joining our intermediate courses for further skill development, which you can book on adventuro.

The age limit for the Beginners Mountain Biking Course is set at 18 years and over. This requirement ensures that participants have the necessary maturity and physical capabilities to engage safely and effectively in the training. However, for individuals under 18 who are interested in mountain biking, there is a specialised option: a one-to-one hour course designed to cater to younger riders, providing them with the appropriate level of instruction and supervision. This approach allows younger enthusiasts to learn and enjoy mountain biking in a safe and suitable environment tailored to their needs. You can book this at the bottom of the page.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts