This coaching session focusses on generic bike handling and core cycling techniques that are all relevant to mountain biking and introduces the beginner biker to riding off-road on forest roads and trails. The emphasis is on developing good balance on the bike and safe braking to develop confidence and to ensure the fundamentals of MTB are in place
- The ready position (AKA “the attack position”)
- Gear selection
- Climbing & descending
- Developing balance for slow riding/stationary balance
In addition, we will learn how to carry out a safe cycle check, also known as the M-check, how to correctly fit your helmet and how to set up your bike to ride.
Is this course for me? You have limited or no experience riding bikes on off-road terrain and have not done much or any cycling on the road either. But worry not! This is a great place to start – getting the fundamentals in place before the bad habits start to form!
Every time you book a course or activity with Swift Trails we will donate £1 to either the Tweed Valley Trail Association or the Tweed Valley Bike Patrol.
We enjoy and benefit from a wonderful community of bikers here in the Tweed Valley who volunteer their free time to make sure the trails are maintained and safe to ride. They depend on voluntary contributions to continue their valuable work.
Tweed Valley Bike Patrol
The Tweed Valley Bike Patrol provides visitors to Glentress and Innerleithen Forests with the advantages of local knowledge, bike repair skills and emergency assistance from a team of skilled riders.
Tweed Valley Trail Association
The TVTA is a community group dedicated to the stewardship and development of the Tweed Valley mountain bike trail network.