Our 4 hour coaching class is designed for novice riders who are out enjoying the blue trails but not sure how to negotiate features when the terrain gets a bit rougher. The coaching session takes place at Glentress Forest in small groups with a maximum number of 6 riders in each class. The emphasis is on breaking features down so the rider understands what techniques are required for riding a variety of typical features found on Blue and Red graded trails. We take the ‘mystery’ out of more technical features so they are safe and fun to ride.
Classes include tuition on:
- ‘Attack’ position
- Pumping & absorbing
- Weight-shifting for climbing & descending
- Developing balance – half-pedalling & track-stands
- Rolling drop-offs
- Riding roots & rocks
- Descending & technical climbing
Is this course for me? You have been riding MTB for a while and have a reasonable level of fitness on Green and Blue trails but generally avoid features on the trail as you’re not sure how to tackle them.
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.