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1. Introduction to mountain biking (full day) BOOK NOW
The day begins by kitting you out with a bike, helmet and equipment to ensure you are comfortable and ready. A suitable route at the foothills of the Black Mountains, is pre- planned to suit your requirements. We observe your ability on a bike, firstly on the flat, progressing to short sections of off-road trail riding. A lunch break on the mountain allows time to relax and take in the views.
Topics: intro to brakes and gears; balance and control; technique climbing and descending; simple trail-side repair; intro map work.
2. Introduction to mountain biking (weekend) BOOK NOW
The first day follows the schedule of the day course (above). The second day starts with a recap of skills and techniques learnt. We progress to larger sections of off-road trail riding and introduce some small technical climbs and descents, exploring larger areas of the Black Mountains.
Topics: intro to brakes and gears; balance and control; technique climbing and descending; simple trail-side repair; intro map work; technical skills; picking route lines.
3. Introduction to bike maintenance (full day) BOOK NOW
Learn the essential skills to maintain and repair your mountain bike. Starting from the basics in puncture repair and inner tube replacement, you progress to learning about brake maintenance, replacement of parts and the ‘dreaded’ gear set up! Save money by investing in knowledge.
Topics: repair and replace flat tubes; sizing of bicycle; brake set up (v-brake); replacement of brake pads (v-brake); stripping and cleaning parts; gear set up.
Lunch: packed lunches can be provided for all of the above for a cost of £6