Core Skills - 2 Day Course

Number of Riders : 5 maximum


Duration : 2 Days


Course Locations: 

Grenoside Woods (Sheffield)

Clayton Vale (Manchester)   

Lee Quarry (Lancashire)

Peak District National Park (Day 2)

Core Skills 2 Day Course 

£150 per person for 2 days (minimum 3 people) (Accommodation not included)

Our 2 day 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 control.  Day 1 is the same course as our single day Core Skills Course where you will learn the fundamental skills needed to progress your mountain biking. Day 2 is the chance for you to apply these new techniques out on a guided trail ride with the same coach from day one. There will be a chance to session spots on the ride to re-enforce the techniques and the pace will be moderate to cover the planned distance of around 15-20 kilometres.

Day 1:

Bike Set Up

We will review the full set up of your bike including suspension front and rear if you have both. 

Rear Wheel Lift

After the front comes the back wheel which needs to be lifted over trail features too.

Bike Movement

Allowing the bike to move underneath you is key to mastering core skills.


Braking in the right way is key as is braking in the right places on the trail

Body Position

The ready position is the key to riding an MTB and follows through on all our courses


Applying simple techniques to climbing will give you more control.

Front Wheel Lift

Using body weight and position you will learn to lift your wheel over trail features.


Body and head position are key to descending as well as foot position which will be covered.

Day 2:

Setting off around 10am your guide and coach will take you out  onto the awesome trails of the Peak District National Park to practice and use the techniques from day 1.  The route is carefully planned to make sure you get the chance to practice all the techniques along the way and a chance to ask questions and session spots.

If you have any questions regarding the skills course or wish to make sure this course is suitable for your current riding level please contact us before booking.

All our courses are available as a 1-1 course, for details see the 1-1 Coaching page



Massive thanks to Ben from WeRide! Really enjoyed both my coaching sessions and got a lot out of the days. Will be booking myself on another session when my muscles stop aching!.

Helen Ryan - Core Skills Course