Monday, 23 April 2018

MTB Coaching Course - Introduction to natural trails

Coaching Course Description - Introduction to natural trails, Sunday 29th April 2018

We are delighted to be able to offer coaching courses and private sessions on the Graythwaite Estate, the venue of the PMBA Enduro Series and 2017 National Championships, on trails we have had a hand in building and maintaining.

The course is aimed at riders who have perhaps raced a trail centre based enduro race (something like Gisburn) and have entered or are thinking of entering a race with more natural (muddy, rooty, rocky, steep & technical) terrain, such as the PMBA Enduro Series Graythwaite round on the 5th and 6th of April. The course will include morning, fireroad based sessions covering braking, pushing for grip and cornering technique before applying these techniques to a variety of trail features on two of the Graythwaite enduro trails; A Happy Ending and Gary the Polar Bear.

Course venue: Graythwaite, The Lake District

Aim of the course
By the end of the day riders will be able to complete a smooth, controlled run down a natural enduro trail, pacing themselves for the whole run and applying the techniques they have learned.

Entry requirements:
Riders should already be confident in using their brakes independently and riding confidently on a wide variety of trail centre terrain including black features. If you’re not sure, please contact us, we’ll be happy to advise you.

Specific kit for steep natural terrain:
Tyres - a soft compound, open treaded tyre, especially on the front will make the day much more enjoyable for you, increasing your confidence on steep, natural terrain. Something along the lines of a  Maxxis Shorty Max Terra / Schwalbe Dirty Dan Vert Star / Specialised Hillybilly Grid perhaps.
Mudhugger - very useful for keeping your vision clear when it’s even a little damp

Introductory offer: course fee £50 per person with £10 per person going to #rootingforcallum

For a preview of the sessions and the trails we will use, please check out our pinned ‘Coaching Day’ story on Instagram @sublimerides