- MTB skills courses- recommendations
2nd Chris Ball
but this guy is good and does his courses around RivingtonPosted 8 years agoMichael BMember
+1 Ed Oxley – Great Rock
Going back down to Hebden Bridge on the last run of the day with Ed I’ve never felt as comfortable and confident on my bike. I can honestly say I had no fear taking on steps or the large drops with Ed’s help and guidance. Obstacles I would have previously walk/ridden around and missed out the fun of. I’m really looking forward to the “Stop Crashing! At Lee Quarry” day and picking up some more skills.Posted 8 years agoglenpMember
If Llandegla is within reach I’d recommend that – not Athertons, but the regular skills instructors. They use the system that Ian Warby brought in to the CTC, which is very powerful yet simple. Same way of doing things as us at allbikedup.com (Surrey Hills) – I think it has a lot more impact on your every day riding than, for example, learning to trackstand and bunny-hop which might be useful for just a few seconds per ride.
Obviously there is nothing wrong with learning trackstand/bunny-hop/wheelie/manual – but there are a hell of a lot more essential elements that virtually every rider can benefit from working on first.Posted 8 years agohiggoMember
I did a session with Ray Mazey (MBI) at Rivington. I was in a rut of going over the bars and smashing my knees up so I decided to do something about it. The day was basically split into the morning when we did various drills/exercises etc and the afternoon when we just went for a ride (round Healey Nab) putting it into practice.
I didn’t learn a huge amount that I didn’t know theoretically beforehand but one of the drills in particular worked for me. Without going into too much technical detail (that only relevant to me), when coming across sudden, unexpected ‘technical’ features on a trail I was instinctively doing something that made it more likely to go OTB. He got me doing something that makes OTB less likely.
Since the lesson I’ve crashed less so I’ve enjoyed my MTBing more. So it was definitely worthwhile.Posted 8 years ago
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