This course is perfect for novice riders with a moderate amount of biking experience and a good level of general fitness who are looking to build up their confidence and ability on two wheels.
Join me for a weekend of trail skills, guided rides around the beautiful South Downs and plenty of fun and great food.
Mountain bike skills coaching led by British Cycling MTB coaches. Using video feedback to look over your fundamentals, discussing trail features and working together to improve your ability and confidence. After lunch put those skills to the test with a ride around the picturesque South Downs with Maramalade MTB Guides stopping for a snack at a view point before continuing the journey back to the cars.
Dinner (optional and not included in the price) at a local country pub and time to chat about all things biking!
The adventure continues with a morning of coaching, led by British Cycling coaches then before heading home unwind and relax with a Pilates session aimed at developing core strength and improving your cycling posture.
Each rider will get a Grip Grab good bag to help improve your comfort whilst testing out your new trail skills.
After the course you will be armed with the confidence and ability to tackle larger trail obstacles as well as have improved your overall bike handling techniques.
12th – 13th May
7th – 8th July
8th – 9th September
£100 per person for the weekend including all activities and lunch on both days
At the end of your course you will receive:
- Personalised Feedback
to remind you of your performance on your course
- A Grip Grab goodie bag
- 30 Days Free Support
if you have any questions about what you’ve learned or need any other advice
Is this course right for me?
Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you’re perfect for this course:
- You’re fairly new to mountain biking or have not been riding off-road regularly for more than two years
- You regularly ride off-road and have ridden green, blue and perhaps red graded singletrack trails before at a trail centre
- You have your own mountain bike
- You are fit and healthy, able to ride for three hours comfortably
- You are aged 18 and over unless accompanied by an adult also participating on the course
Sean – Marmalade MTB’s founder and British Cycling Level 3 mountain bike leader.
Sean’s passion for mountain biking has taken him all across the UK and the world, in search of the best trails. From his first mountain bike ride, many years ago, came an addiction to explore the great outdoors, embrace the views and revel in the flow of the trails. Combined with an appetite to lead and inspire, came the organisation of countless local and national biking trips for his friends. A handful of years later this passion saw the birth of Marmalade MTB. Now in it’s third year, Sean has led 100’s of mountain bikers around the South Downs, Surrey Hills and many UK destinations such as the Lake District, Brecon Beacons and the highlands of Scotland.
Hannah – British Cycling Level Two Mountain Bike Coach
In 2012 I was sitting watching the Olympics and was in awe of the amazing athletes racing round Hadleigh making mountain biking look almost effortless! It was that moment when I decided to have a go at my first ever cross-country race. I was hooked from first entering the arena the buzz of the spectators, the friendly nature of everyone it was a great community to be part of. After two years I had worked myself up to elite and felt that I had reached my peak in cross-country.
A new challenge
I wanted to try more endurance events but one thing was missing. I was missing the journey, in training I would make routes around the villages in Hampshire, where I live, or across the South Downs and I enjoyed the accomplishment of saying today I cycled from here to here. So I started looking at stage races, as if by fate this was about the time I met Michelle a South African mountain biker, over in the UK studying. Talking over coffee after a ride the Trans Alp came up, the next week we had signed up as a team and the rest, as they say, is history. The Trans Alp was one of my greatest achievements and it taught me that although I like racing, my passion is in the self-achievement of setting out with a goal and the personal victory as you get closer to making it happen.
After racing for a number of years I wanted to give back to the sport which had given me so much and started Pedal 2 Pedal. At first just focusing on young riders in my community but now I want to branch into helping more women get out on their bikes.