- Recommend me . . . an MTB instructor
Try Bob & Ally @ Campbell coaching, based in Ruthin, N Wales, they'll travel across to where ever you like or they'll suggest somewhere? They'll do everything from the basics to jumps and drops. Bob's real good at tailoring the course to suit skill levels and if it's a girls course Ally's awesome at inspiring confidence – and showing you thats girls can kick ass too ;o)
if that doesn't work mail me and i'll pass you on Bob's number…
BenPosted 7 years agogeetee1972Member
Nigel Page is very good with all levels of rider, from beginner to world cup level DH racer. He is particularly good at transfering what he knows to other riders so that they learn new skills. He is based on the Wirral and travels to his clients, although you end up paying travel costs.Posted 7 years agoEsmeSubscriber
I'm looking for the right combination of instructor and location, for a one-to-one coaching session. Intermediate-ish level (no, not for me – it's an idea for a birthday present!)
Instructor: someone who can really explain things, not just demonstrate and expect you to copy
Location: somewhere with a good skills area. We normally ride bridleways in the Peak, Dales and Lakes, so don't really know about the purpose-built stuff
And ideally not too far from Manchester
I'd love to hear your recommendations!
Many thanks,Posted 7 years ago
Wow – thank you for your brilliant suggestions!
I think we'll try Ed Oxley and Gisburn/Lee Quarry for now, but I'll treat myself to a session with Jedi later in the year
Must admit, I've been put off MTB courses by a bad experience on a Beginner's course a few years ago. I don't want to be too specific, as I'm told the instructor has improved since then
However, the location (a popular MTB spot) didn't really have the right range of "challenges" for instructing. And the instructor was determined to impose his standard "syllabus" on me, even though I was struggling. Also, I'm not very good at just watching then copying, and he didn't seem to like explaining things to me first
Perhaps he also remembers me as a "bad experience" . . . but it shouldn't have been like that
Anyway, thanks for all your ideas!Posted 7 years agoRayMazeyMemberBushwackedSubscriber
A good teacher should work with you rather than getting you to do what they want. Lets hope it was a one off.
From experience I know Jedi will tailor it totally to you and your riding. I'm not so sure about the others since I've not been on their courses but I like to think they will be similar.Posted 7 years agobrooessMember
2nd for Cycleactive. Ask for Rich. He's very bothered about you having a good time and learning something. Very nice guy, very understanding and encouraging. Did amazing things for me after a couple of bad falls knocked my confidence. Based in the Lakes.Posted 7 years ago
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