The coaching sessions focus on generic bike handling and core cycling techniques that are all relevant to mountain biking. The sessions include coaching on:
- 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.
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.