We offer mountain bike skills coaching and coached rides. We're based in Afan South Wales, where have our own 'private' coaching venue designed especially to progress our clients’ skills.
To ensure you develop your skills and confidence efficiently and quickly we use a modern formula of ignition, (thats your desire to improve) Master coaching (thats our bit!) Deep practice (some of this will be on the course but most of it will follow the course when you’re out riding) this all leads to enhanced skills and confidence in the shortest time possible.
Due to our depth of knowledge and experience we also carry out Instructor/Leader CPD training for other instructors wanting to 'up skill' either their riding or coaching/instruction ability.
Our coaching style is professional but always friendly & relaxed. We keep ratios small for high quality Skills coaching and we also use video analysis on our sessions to make sure you get the most out of it.
Coached rides we take you out on the trails to focus on specific parts and not only look after you on the bike but we show you the local area and points of interest too.
Trail Management: We are also accredited Association of Trail Builders providers.
Female Specific Coaching why we offer it:
From a coaching perspective women learn differently from men and while joint sex coaching is achievable there is a need for women only coaching sessions delivery in a female specific way that allows women to develop skills and confidence without too much male interference.
Whether you are male or female we can deliver the right course and coach for your session. Get in touch and see what we can do for you . . .
Ally focusses on running our female sessions however she is often out hucking her bike about and coaching the guys too! She has a confident and fun style. Her depth of knowledge, and ability to identify and communicate key points enable her clients to quickly develop their understanding of the skills and to ride trails, jumps and drops with increased confidence and control.
Ally has also a vast experience of Downhill Endurance Racing and UK Gravity Enduro coming 2nd in the 2011 series. So after travelling the past 5 years all around Europe to events giving her a fairly unique female view on this emerging style of riding.
These skills were all built up from spending years travelling around the world doing expeditions to places like Iran, South America and a lot of places in between. Plus Coaching, river guiding and racing at a high standard all round Europe, Asia and Scandinavia. A couple of years ago Ally opted to change paddles to wheels as believe it or not, they cross over very well.
B1KE Skills Instructor
B1KE Jumps & Drops Instructor
CTC Urban Skills Instructor & Tutor
CTC Trainee Leader Tutor
CTC Jumps N Drops Instructor
National Standards Bikeability Instructor
REC First Aider
Member of Institute of Outdoor Learning
CTC Trainee Skills Tutor & Trainee Jumps N Drops Tutor
CTC Skills Instructor
CTC Technical Trail Leader
Trail Builder and Designer
MIAS Level 2 Trail Leader
Cycling Scotland Go MTB Instructor
Registered Care Worker
VIDEO ANALYSIS USING COACHES EYE
We've been using video analysis on all our coaching sessions since we started coaching MTB over 15 years, which was rare in many companies. Now a lot has changed since then and we have kept up and moved with the times as riding styles, trails and bikes have changed. We have adapted our coaching keeping it fresh, we've always focused on these key ingredients video analysis, fun environment and flexible content.