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Workshop/Course, from 14 Mar 2020

Cyclewise Whinlatter

Cyclewise Whinlatter

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.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Mar 2020
Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2020
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Aug 2020
Opening hours are 10am - 5pm 7 days a week, all year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Prices

£150
Please see the website for course information, bespoke packages and all other information

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

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