Develop a foundation of core skills and knowledge that will allow your children to ride safely while building confidence. We’ll help to fend off pesky bad habits and common misconceptions that can hinder your kid’s riding development.
The course will take place at Cathkin Braes, a multi-purpose outdoor facility with a newly developed mountain bike skills area, pump track and trails.
We cater for all abilities, and during the group sessions we cover topics such as:
- Bike Set-up and Maintenance
- Speed Control
- Developing Technical Skills
We’ll have multiple coaches on-hand throughout the week, so that every child can get the most from their coaching session.
We have plenty of fun games and activities to keep the kids entertained while learning and exercising, such as Slow Race, Limbo and Balance Box.
And last but not least, we have a great new logbook that will allow your children to see their progress and reward their efforts! When they complete an objective, they’ll get a stamp, and who doesn’t love a stamp?!
We’ll be using photos and videos for coaching analysis and feedback, which we’ll share with you after the event. If you would rather your child not be featured, please let us know.
Price: Single day £65 / 3 days £150 / 5 days £200
Time: 9am – 3pm
Duration: 6 hours (with plenty of snack and water breaks)
Lunch: Please supply your child with their own packed lunch each day; high in energy, with backup snacks, including enough water for the day (plus a bit extra just in case).
Kit: Helmet and gloves are required. Knee pads are strongly advised. Elbow pads are a bonus. We advise some waterproof clothing and a change of clothes, just in case of deluge.
Bike: Please make sure your children’s bike is in good and safe working condition. If unsure, please have it checked by a qualified mechanic beforehand. Flat pedals preferred!
All extra belongings can be stored in our TrailCoach van while we are out on the trails, so don’t worry about packing too much kit and food – better safe than sorry! We’ll never be too far away to go and grab things if required.
The group size is flexible – if demand is high, we will bring in more coaches to accommodate. The maximum number of kids per coach is limited to 6.
All our guides and coaches are PVG-checked – information is available on request.
See our FAQs for extra info and tips prior to the course. If you are unsure if the course if right for your child, please submit a rider assessment or if you prefer to discuss directly, feel free to call or email.
For more information, see Kid’s Mountain Bike Lessons.
Trailcoach is an independent MTB coaching company who partner with GMBC to deliver coaching services.