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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, from 16 Feb 2019, £150

2 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

2 Day Core Skills Mountain Bike Course

Cyclewise 2 Day Core Skills Course

Details

This is one of the most popular mountain bike skills courses we run in the Lake District and concentrates on the most important MTB skills you can ever learn when it comes to the sport of mountain biking.

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 the core skills, we give you a thorough breakdown and understanding of climbing, descending and braking. The course concentrates on the technically correct way to perform the MTB core skills required to become a more competent and confident rider. Our Core Skills MTB coaching course is also ideal for those mountain bikers who may be looking at completing one of our British Cycling Leadership Awards in the future but are not sure about their own personal riding skills.

Once you have got to grips with the techniques on day 1, you will be given the opportunity to transfer these skills to the trail on day 2 under the guidance of our expert MTB coaches. Using video feedback (where necessary) we will show you where you are going wrong and right and show you how much more you can get from your biking with these skills dialed in.

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 13 - Sun 14 Apr 2019 09:00 to 16:30
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019 09:00 to 16:30

Prices

Price does not include food & accommodation
Over 18's Only
Family Courses available - https://www.cyclewise.co.uk/course/12-family-group-mountain-bike-skills

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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