Mountain Bike Coaching by Chasing Trails
MTB skills coaching is run at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire.
Also happy to travel to your local trails with additional travel costs, however most people are happy to travel to Dalby & make a couple of days of it. There’s plenty of great riding in the area on the North York Moors, or why not add a bike maintenance course or wheel building day too?
MTB Skills Coaching – What should you expect?
Need to upgrade your mountain bike skills? Want to unlock more of your mountain bike’s potential?
A mountain bike skills course needs to do a few things:
- give you a solid set of skills that you can trust
- teach you where & why to use a skill or skills
- improve your mental attitude to the skills & trail features
Ticking off a list of stuff that you ‘just about got away with’ on a skills course is NOT helpful! It gives no repeatability & can often leave you in a worse head space than before.
As you can see from customer comments, the progress you make from a course may well surprise you. This is down to experience shaping the way that Chasing Trails approaches coaching.
You’ll learn not just individual skills, but also how to ‘see’ the trail, why certain approaches work or don’t work, and why ‘stuff that riding buddies shout at you’ doesn’t always improve a situation..!
Types of skills training offered
A few formats are available:
- 1:1 or 1:2 days give you a day tailored to you.
- Exclusive courses for your group. Learn with a group of mates.
- Group course dates Foundation skills, intermediate & air courses are available to book onto as an individual (or more).
All have the same solid, friendly approach. The formats only vary to suit your budget and/or learning preferences.
Some people worry about their fitness for a skills day. Dalby has varied features close together and stops are needed for instruction & coaching, so fitness is rarely a problem. If you’re in any doubt though, please ask.
Where are Chasing Trails courses run?
MTB skills courses take place at Dalby Forest & it has an ideal mix for all abilities and coaching is available for all skill levels & riding styles; Enduro, XC, Trail etc!
Exclusive courses are tailored to suit you as an individual or your group (as much as possible) and are available on a date to suit.
Group courses on set dates cover a specified list and are a more affordable way to learn. You may want/need to do more than one to progress to where you want to be.
Booking a skills course:
Bookings for all MTB skills courses are confirmed on receipt of payment. You can book exclusive days online using the form below (this is on the ‘exclusive’ page too). It uses PayPal but you can use a card with or without a PayPal account. Online bank transfers are great too – if you prefer this just get in touch for details.
To book onto a group course just see the PayPal buttons on the group courses page.
Chasing Trails gift vouchers are available for all courses, ideal gifts for mountain bikers from beginners to experienced.
If you’re wondering if your bike is good enough please see the checklist, but a very rough guide is that a bike that cost over £500 new that’s in good working order is normally fine.