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  • andywhit
    Member

    Gorrick now do various skills courses including a “drops and bomb holes” one. No jumps at this time but they plan to offer that later on.

    All courses at Swinley (Bracknell).

    http://gorrick.com/training/drops.php

    atlaz
    Member

    Other than Esher Shore (not sure my ego can take the battering the local kids will give it), is there anywhere where I can go for a concentrated skills day? I need to get a bit more confident on drops and jumps and I reckon half a day of a skills-park should do the trick.

    jedi
    Member

    i’ll be running skills courses in the near future but in the mean time if you fancy a day at herts shore with me let me know

    steelfan
    Member

    Try these guys based around the North Downs.
    Surrey Hills

    MattEmulsion
    Member

    Jedi, Pm me when you start your skills sessions with some details. I think your pretty local which is convenient for me and a couple of mates

    jedi
    Member

    seriously? cool.
    dunno when im starting. got my mias course this weekend then 1st aid etc….if i can help you before just ask me dude.its not about cash its about getting better

    MattEmulsion
    Member

    seriously-Yeah
    We are off to the alps in 6 weeks or so, and i’ve been thinking that a skills sesions is much needed. Once you’ve done all your bits then let me know and we’ll get something sorted.

    Cheers

    jedi
    Member

    ok cool.will do

    olaf_hansen
    Member

    Jedi – what were thinking of including in your skills course? The most I can do is wheelie a bit on a good day when the planets are lined up (and I’ve bl**dy well tried hard, ie. every day for 20 minutes). But also, I’d really like to get some trials basics sorted, ie. manuals/pedal kicks/hopping on back wheel/flicking the back round … that kind of thing. And I can’t jump … at all.

    jedi
    Member

    from very basics to more advanced moves.pedal kicks are quite easy when you know the technique

    Premier Icon phinbob
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    Jedi,

    Same here, I’d love to get some skills training but I’m in no rush – so make sure you let us know when you are up and running.

    jedi
    Member

    whoooo, cheers guys

    HackneyRider
    Member

    yeah I’d be interested as well Jedi when you are up and running, being based in North London makes Herts easy…

    olaf_hansen
    Member

    I’ve just mailed round a few mates, and they’re all in too.

    Jezkidd
    Member

    Yeah, Jedi; I’d be interested

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Could be interested too – I think I just sent you a message through your website. No rush either. Cheers James

    jedi
    Member

    i havent figured out costing yet either πŸ™‚

    private or group price etc..

    atlaz
    Member

    I’d be up for it. Not looking to become a freeride God but there’s times when being nervous about stuff is causing me to have more problems than just falling off would.

    lexiekay
    Member

    Jedi – would you be thinking of running some womens courses too?

    Lemurian
    Member

    Don’t think they actually do skills courses as such, but chicksands (near bedford) is a great place to go learn jumpy/droppy stuff. Wide variety of obstacles – drops/dirt jumps/north shore/mini dh – starting from little up to no-so-little! They a mint 4x track as well which is all rollable so you can build up gradually. As they say, practice makes perfect πŸ˜€

    glenp
    Member

    Steelfan has kindly already recommended us (cheers, Steelfan) – but since you’re in Surrey … http://www.allbikedup.com

    Positive we can help your confidence. Tackling drops and jumps as they occur within the flow of a trail is about learning some general trail techniques as much as it is about just trying to nail an individual move.

    lyons
    Member

    you could talk to John Holbrook. hes a great rider, and teaches up aston hill. He could teach you jumps and drops etc i’m sure…

    Look at the stuff towards the bottom of the page.

    http://www.rideastonhill.co.uk/News/Entries/2009/1/14_MORE_TRAINING_NEWS.html

    atlaz
    Member

    glenp – Special STW rates? πŸ˜›

    jedi
    Member

    lexikay, yes indeed πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Bushwacked
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    Jedi – you’re not going to have enough time to ride going on all the responses above!! πŸ˜‰

    jedi
    Member

    i will always find time to ride πŸ™‚ :@)

    bumley
    Member

    Jedi – I would ask to rent your services…….but appartently i’m beyond help!:-(

    jedi
    Member

    no-ones beyond help!

    glenp
    Member

    “glenp – Special STW rates?”

    Hmm – I’ll have a chat with Richard about that (its his company). Certainly if several of you get together for a session we could do something.

    jfeb
    Member

    Jedi – I’d be interested in a skills course too. If you are keeping a list of people to contact once you are up and running could you add me to it.

    jedi
    Member

    blimey, im blown away by the response πŸ™‚

    GlenP .-
    See you in the morning , 10.30 sharp!

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    jedi – Member
    no-ones beyond help!

    jedi – I know I keep saying I want to come to Herts but I guarantee that you will regret the above comment 😳

    Perhaps as part of your training you will be required to deal with a “difficult/challenging” rider – give me a call πŸ˜‰

    atlaz
    Member

    Well if I can get my bike sorted out again (my spannering makes as many probs as it fixes) I might take both of you up on the skill boost.

    jedi
    Member

    cinnamon girl, try me!

    jedi
    Member

    i now have my mtb skills/leader m.i.a.s qualification.

    nearly there πŸ™‚

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