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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, Sat 19 Oct 2019, £90

1 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

1 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

1 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

Details

Our Core Skills mountain bike course will teach you the basic MTB bike skills to get out on the trails tackling technical terrain with confidence and commitment. We have our very own coaching trail here in the Lake District where you can learn away from the actual trails, allowing for a great learning environment. Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and experience a boost in confidence. You'll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking, can affect the way your bike behaves on the trails. You will also leave with the ability to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

So what are the Core Skills?

Bike Set Up - Getting the bike to work for you, looking at saddle, suspension and brake set up.
Weight Shift and the Cone of Movement - The bike moves, not you! Allowing freedom of movement is where riding really starts.
Track Stands - Stabilizing the bike. This is one of the most important skills to learn to progress your riding.
Manual Front Wheel Lifts - The ability to lift the front wheel over an obstacle using body position and weight shift.
Power Assisted Front Wheel Lifts - The ability to lift the front wheel at slow speed over an obstacle.
Rear Wheel Lifts - The ability to lift the rear wheel over an obstacle.
As well as teaching the core skills, we will give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending and braking.

If you are unsure whether this is the course for you please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat, we will be happy to help.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Oct 2019 09:00 to 16:30

Prices

The cost is £90 per person. Over 18's only. Private courses can also be arranged for individuals, groups and under 18's accompanied by an adult.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)

Address

Whinlatter Forest,
Braithwaite,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

Directions

Plan route to Cyclewise Whinlatter using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 208245  Lat: 54.60941 Long: -3.22772

From A66 turn off to Braithwaite. Visitor centre and Cyclewise Whinlatter is signposted 2 miles at the top of the hill.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from Penrith station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for shoppers with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for shoppers outside entrance

Access

  • YesLevel access on one floor throughout
  • YesAccess to a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Yesgood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesPublic toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesChanging rooms that are accessible for a wheelchair user / carer with children's buggy / person with limited mobility ie with chair
  • YesLow counter at the till for wheelchair users

General

  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesRoutes / aisles throughout the facility suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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