Our fundamentals session is aimed towards riders looking to improve their basic skills. You will find yourself learning the techniques needed to tackle most lower level graded trails in and around a trail centre. Essential skills covered include cornering, braking and body position. If you are at the fundamental level in mountain biking, then this is the perfect opportunity and time to address these essential skills to progress your riding and ultimately become a more confident, efficient rider.
What I might expect to see in the session?
Rectifying any negative body position habits
Cover a basis of cornering techniques
Learn how to efficiently use your brakes
Adopt basic skills such as wheel lifts and bunny hops etc.
Gain new insight into line choice techniques
Introduction to drops and roll downs
Gain new found confidence from accomplishment
A typical day will start at 9:00am in the aim to be riding by 9:30am, this gives us plenty of time to welcome you, get our bikes set-up and equipment sorted. For the duration of the day, you will be with your coach for 6 hours. Lunch is not provided, however your coach will discuss the best options available.
Typically our fundamentals sessions will take place within a trail center, for example Nevis Range or Laggan, however your coach will always arrange to meet you at the most convenient location to the trail head. We will discuss this with you, give directions and come to a suitable arrangement via email.
For every session, we expect our customers to wear a suitable helmet and protective equipment whilst riding. On days that are more remote, please pack enough food and water for the day, plus more for emergencies. Weather is changeable, so pack enough warm, waterproof and breathable layers to see you through the day. If you are unsure of exactly what to bring just ask, additionally you can view our recommended kit list here.
We expect that you arrive with your bike in full working order, this will maximise the amount of contact time you will have with your coach. We do carry spares but please bring an inner tube and any other specific parts for your bike, e.g. hanger and brake pads. Bike hire is also available from our partners, so please do not hesitate to ask.
The normal ratio on this session is 1-3 people, however we do offer an additional price for 4-6 riders.
This session is aimed at riders with a basic level of cycling. The main aim of this type of session is to introduce a greater understanding of common mountain bike techniques used in the sport. Additionally, please bear in mind your coach can accommodate for both intermediate and advanced levels by adjusting location and the types of terrain they use on the day.
Contact us directly to arrange your session by clicking the book now button.
If you need extra support to undertake this session because of a physical or learning need, contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you on this session. Please see our terms and conditions for any additional information.