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Chasing Trails customer reviews

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If you’ve been on a Chasing Trails day feel free to add a comment. The feedback on the older page was emailed in before comments were working on the site & the most recent are at the top. Now you can leave comments & feedback directly. The older Chasing Trails customer reviews are on page 2

…it goes without saying that no one who has commented is associated with Chasing Trails in any way unless it’s specifically mentioned. I run a course at MTB Meetup every year, so there are a few of those below.

Facebook reviews are first as they’re on an app, tweets below in date order and comments directly to the page are at the bottom.

I had a fabulous day with Steve last week, learned so much from it I’ll take months to process it all.He’s a great teacher, taking things at a pace where I could feel confident in one essential skill before moving on.I learned the basics of speed control, negotiating drop offs, berms, rocks, bunny hops etc and though I didn’t master them it gave me the knowledge and confidence to practice on my own.Next time out i rode 9 miles of Dalbys reds with my brother in law, I could never have done that confidently beforehand.Whatever level you’re at I’m absolutely sure a day with Steve is money well spent!Simon Lidster
Simon Lidster
Simon Lidster
2018-06-25T06:31:58+0000
Just got a set of stans arch ztrs off Steve quality build and fantastic service thank you
Neil Smith
Neil Smith
2018-06-03T21:28:22+0000
My son & me had a great day being coached by Steve. Great value for money and looking forward to trying out new skills. Would definitely book again!
Helen Peace
Helen Peace
2018-01-13T20:14:58+0000
Brilliant! My son had a one to one mountain biking day with Steve. He came back absolutely buzzing. He said that Steve was lovely, he'd learnt loads and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We will definitely plan a return trip in to next years holiday.
Beth Rawlins Was Corfield
Beth Rawlins Was Corfield
2017-11-07T13:34:26+0000
Brilliant 1-2-1 coaching session, tailored to whatever you want. Great to refine some fundamentals and correct bad habits. Fantastic coaching and highly recommended.
Dean DeanBarcock
Dean DeanBarcock
2017-10-21T18:05:44+0000
Super day of 1-1 coaching. Learnt how to ride properly and now need to practice and build on all this good stuff. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a better set of core skills from which to develop their bike handling 🙂
Tony Mott
Tony Mott
2017-09-22T20:34:56+0000
I had a one on one full day session with Steve from Chasing Trails and it was great. Steve is a great instructor, not taking things too fast but moving on with good pace once you've got a skill down, keeping things fresh. Got through a lot in one day: cornering, line choice, drops, jumps, manuals and bunny hops. You might not totally master a skill but you learn the techniques so that you can develop them later by yourself. I can't wait to get out and put my new skills into practice on the trails. Thanks Steve for a fun day.
Michael Bottery
Michael Bottery
2017-07-16T09:14:19+0000
Leeds Leeds David
Leeds Leeds David
2017-05-23T14:41:39+0000
Throughly enjoyed our day with Steve on a beginners course for mountain biking. I had zero experience with mountain biking before, but Steve was ace and tailored the day to building up some skills and confidence on the bike. We also enjoyed his guided tour of some of the other trails in the forest. Thanks for a great day Steve!
Hannah Edge
Hannah Edge
2017-04-26T09:55:42+0000
I treated myself and my 14 year old son to a skills day with Steve from chasing trails , the day was really great , good fun ,and we both came away with new skills, we can't wait to get back on the trails and put what we learnt to practice . Steve is a brillant instructor , very well experienced and once you have nailed it he moves on ,so you really get a good day and value for money.
Robert Carter
Robert Carter
2017-03-01T20:52:18+0000
I have just returning from a full day course and I must say that Steve is a coaching wizard! Jumps, drop offs, manuals and bunny hops all nailed in one day!Well the basics at least. But I know have the skills shown to me by Steve to go out and hit bigger jumps and obstacles fast and with more confidence. Cheers Steve, top day. Well worth every penny.
Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn
2017-02-26T21:21:38+0000
I've been riding MTB for about 20 years and felt I just needed a bit of help to shake of a few bad habits/techniques I'd picked up over the years.I went on a Jumps and Drops course in late August and since then I've been practising what we went through and can safely say it's made a massive difference to my speed and enjoyment of riding, particularly over drops and downhill generally.I rode the Marin trail and both loops at Penmachno last weekend and was able to put into full use the techniques Steve taught me.Steve is an excellent teacher who imparts his knowledge and experience in a very effective and patient way.I'll certainly be returning in the not too distant future.
Tom Whitehead
Tom Whitehead
2016-10-19T20:11:17+0000
As well as the coaching Steve is very knowledgeable regarding bike repair and maintenance. With 24 hours notice he has replaced the rim that I damaged and rebuilt my wheel to get me back out on the trails. I would definitely recommend his services top job Steve cheers�
Dean Emson
Dean Emson
2016-08-26T19:12:39+0000
Dave Littlewood
Dave Littlewood
2016-08-24T19:21:44+0000
Fab day on the jump and drops course. If you are thinking about doing this course, just do it. I Learned so much today and had a blast. Brilliant. Thank you!
Lianne Doughty
Lianne Doughty
2016-06-18T18:31:18+0000
Did the introductory MTB skills course with Steve in Dalby forest. Great day of instruction and learned some very useful skills, thoroughly recommended
Richard Glet
Richard Glet
2016-06-15T04:56:09+0000
Spent a great day on a women's foundation course yesterday. Steve was a very patient guy and explained things very clearly. There is nothing he doesn't know about mountain biking, both theory and practice, and he knows the Daulby trails like the back of his hand! As a novice I personally found some elements challenging but this was more down to my level of fitness rather than the course content. I now feel more confident on my bike and would definitely recommend the course to others wanting to gain good fundamental mountain biking skills. Thanks Steve!
Jane Seddon
Jane Seddon
2016-04-04T10:13:54+0000
Great day out with Steve. Got some really valuable pointers to put into practice.
Lucie Pearmain
Lucie Pearmain
2016-04-03T17:59:54+0000
Great days coaching with Steve, we all learned some new skills and unlearned some old ones.....
Rebecca O'Connell
Rebecca O'Connell
2015-10-31T08:57:40+0000
excellent skills coarse this morning learnt some good stuff much appreciated
Mike Bradley
Mike Bradley
2015-04-18T21:14:35+0000
A fabulous day's coaching at Dalby with Steve who not only got the kids and me jumping in a jolly way but also managed to turn Mrs T into a down-hiller with aptitude! All done in a quiet common-sense way that made learning as easy as turning a pedal. We're all just itching to put everything we've picked up into practice.
Will Turner
Will Turner
2015-03-23T19:20:54+0000
What an amazing day of coaching! Steve is very patient and very good at explaining technique, and has really made me rethink how I ride. I definately recommend his 1:1 coaching.The course has made me feel really positive about riding again. Can't wait to get back on my bike.
Rebecca Levell
Rebecca Levell
2015-02-22T14:48:12+0000
Joy Phipps
Joy Phipps
2014-09-06T19:45:19+0000
Cat Elizabeth
Cat Elizabeth
2013-12-11T22:17:44+0000
Jim Grindell
Jim Grindell
2013-12-05T09:29:06+0000
Michael Ravanelli Ridge
Michael Ravanelli Ridge
2013-10-30T09:30:06+0000
Michal Ptaszynski
Michal Ptaszynski
2013-10-15T00:39:17+0000
Andy Skelton
Andy Skelton
2013-10-12T18:36:03+0000



https://twitter.com/Banzai_MPH/status/871301018381942785


From a rider on the 2016 MTB Meetup course:




https://twitter.com/MTBMeetupUK/status/854090858454548480

https://twitter.com/SHewitt100/status/854053605300719616

https://twitter.com/SHewitt100/status/854054493423620096

From Declan, who could already get some air before the jumps course:

Re the drops & jumps course at 2016 MTBMeetup:



The 1st Chasing Trails video review – comments are before & after a skills course. It’s filmed at Dalby & the wind was a bit noisy but you can hear most of it!


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13 thoughts on “Chasing Trails customer reviews p1

  1. Liz C

    Hi Steve, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the course on Sunday, the boys haven’t stopped talking about it! They keep going through what they learnt and how they applied it on a few runs after the course. We have some GoPro footage so will take a look and if there’s any worth sharing we’ll send it over.

    Thanks, Liz

  2. Ian Isitt

    Thanks Steve for teaching an old dog many new tricks. I was amazed how little I knew and how simple it was to start to do things the right way. Your patient friendly coaching is to be highly recommended. Well worth anyone spending a day whatever level you ride at, I’m sure Steve will help you get more out of the trails.
    Overall a brilliant day, thanks again.

  3. Jon

    Steve,
    Finally got to do the red route at Dalby Forest last week. I was able
    to put into practice the skills you taught me and rode with much more
    flow than before. Thanks!

  4. Marie

    Steve coached my 9 year old son and I, we learnt loads of things over a half day session including jumping and tackling berms. We had lots of fun together and really enjoyed ourselves it was also a nice thing to do together. Steve has the patience of a saint allowing us plenty of time to try and get things right!! Thanks

  5. Mark Lawrence

    My daughter and myself had a great day on the 1:2 skills course. I would recommend a days tuition to anybody regardless of their proficiency. Not only did the course teach us the correct techniques but we really enjoyed the whole day.

  6. Lynn

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks so much for your instruction on Saturday. If you had described at the start of the day what I would be doing, I would honestly not have considered it possible so I had a great sense of achievement at the end of the day. I think the highlight probably was coming down the rocky patch in the afternoon, which I so nearly didn’t do.
    You have a great way of inspiring confidence so thanks again for a really great day.
    All the best
    Lynn

  7. richard

    Steve, thanks for the skills session on Friday, it was a really good & enjoyable day & I can’t believe I did the stuff I did ! I was impressed by the detail of your teaching & approach to all aspects of biking & learned so much. I’ll be putting the new techniques into practice going down drops & slopes I would have bottled before. I’ll be back for more. Thanks, richard

  8. Danny D

    Ayup Steve ! I had two great days, I did the 1 : 1 full day course and the jumps course the following weekend. Absolutely loved every minute. I went through a spell of crashing several months ago and completely lost any confidence in my own ability. I had numerous mental blocks along the Dalby red where instead of hitting them at speed with a smile on my face (albeit with little control !) , now i was freezing up and over thinking everything.

    Steve showed me the correct way to roll and float drops, berms, jumps and other techy bits in a controlled manner with what feels like much less effort ! My confidence is returning now that I know I don’t just have to hit everything with enough speed and hope I land at the other end. I have no doubt I can take the full red and its obstacles at a controlled speed again giving me a foundation to rebuild my confidence and speed with the correct skill set.

    He knows his stuff, he gave plenty of advice on my bike setup ect. Overall just a friendly bloke !

    For the first time in a while im excited and cant wait to get back out on my bike. I’ll probably even do a few more courses, I’m sure he could teach even the most skill full of riders new tricks !

  9. Andrew and Killian Cousins

    My 15 year old son and I enjoyed a day of skills training at Dalby Forest. It was supposed to be to get Killian more confident on the bike so he would enjoy it more and not be apprehensive. As it was, he learned quickly and I probably got the most from it. Steve was a great instructor who broke everything down carefully it to its constituent parts then made it look easy! Plenty of patience and plenty of practice allowed us time to get each move nailed. Steve’s talent for mountain biking and his passion for making you a better rider shone through. He was even willing to fall off and make a fool of himself just so we would feel better! As said previously, you can easily spend hundreds on parts and kit when the best investment would be a skills course!

    Just do it – Andrew and Killian.

  10. Steve M

    I’ve done a number of days with Steve, including numerous 1:1’s and maintenance courses all covering a variety of area’s and to suit exactly what I needed in every case. He is very knowledgable on biking and has a real passion for it, he is also not afraid to give real solid advice on parts, and what to do with your bike. He is an excellent, patient teacher and you will definately improve with his teachings. On my first lesson he had me riding off the slab on the black at Dalby (just off the red) and tackling things I didn’t know were possible. The year after I worked on jumps, flow and switchbacks, all of which have improved massively. This year I have booked another course and hope I continue to improve in the same way. I know a lot of people who would spend £200 on a rear shock and not think of doing a skills days. This is the best money I have spent on improving my mountain biking. That is a fact.

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