THE ROAD TO GOLFIE 2023
Ride the famous Golfie trails with confidence and skill.
3 sessions coached by a professional MTB Skills Coach followed by 2 days Guided riding at the Golfie with a qualified Guide.
Road to Golfie 2023
£325 per person for 3 full day coaching sessions and 2 days guided riding.
Minimum 3 people, Maximum 8 people.
Please note items not included in the price:
Accommodation - we can recommend places to stay in Innerleithen or surrounding areas
Food and Drinks
The Road to Golfie course is aimed to take a riders skills to the level needed to ride the trails in the famous Caberston forest (Golfie). This course is not for beginners, please see our alternative Road to Enduro course. Ideally you will already be riding Black grades at trail centres and technical natural routes, with a desire to up-skill your riding to the more off piste trails of the Golfie.
You may be riding technical trails and have a desire to visit the Scottish Borders to ride the now famous Golfie trails or be thinking of entering your first Tweedlove Enduro race but either way, the Road to Golfie will ensure you have the technical riding skills in place and a guide to show you the very best trails of the area.
The sessions start by looking at the fundamentals of riding, ensuring you have the basics embedded and are using them on every ride. Right through to more advanced techniques to ride steeper terrain with control, confidence and flow.
Sessions 1-3 is designed to ensure you as a rider have the skills to ride confidently and controlled in steep technical terrain. Sessions 4 & 5 is weekend being guided up in the Scottish Borders riding around 20 - 30 kilometre per day, putting your new riding techniques into practice on some of the best trails the Scottish Borders has to offer.
Your Coach and Guide
Your coach and guide for all 5 sessions will be Ben.
"Ben knows his way around the Golfie from many riding trips as well as racing Tweedlove Enduro races so you are sure to be riding the best trails on the hill"
Ben will coach you on the first 3 sessions teaching the riders how to ride the steep, often technical and long trails found at the Golfie.
Sessions 4 & 5 will be two fun packed days of guiding on the trails in the valley led by Ben and allowing you to put into practice your new riding techniques.
The Coaching Sessions
SESSION 1 - THE FUNDAMENTALS
The first day the coach will start by understanding your current riding style and techniques. Focus will be on ensuring you have the correct techniques and movement to ride steeper trails.
We will cover techniques such as: body position, body movement, bike movement, foot placement, braking, bike setup, corners, pumping, bunny hops and overall control.
SESSION 2 - FAST AND FLOWING
Braking in the right places makes you a faster rider!
We will cover techniques such as: braking, flat corners, point of commitment, body positions, braking, point to point riding, finding flow, line choice, drops, jumps and how to carry speed.
SESSION 3 - THE TECH
Steep and technical trails need a different approach compared to trail centres especially when they are root infested, rocky, slippy and steep.
We will cover techniques such as: advanced braking, finding grip, control points, where and when to look, bike set up and advanced body positions.
SESSION 4 - START EASY
The first day on the hill will be a introduction to the Golfie, riding less intense trails, so you can put into practice the skills we have covered on the 3 previous coaching sessions.
We will ride around 20k - 25k with a break for lunch and periodical stops throughout the day to refuel.
SESSION 5 - RACE READY
The final session will be a full days riding taking in a number of the most famous and popular trails on the Golfie and in the valley. This day will give you the huge views which means some big steady climbs with descents lasting around 10 minutes+ to ride down.
The hardest part of riding at the Golfie is leaving the area, trails and locals - it's one of the best MTB riding areas in the UK.
The Road to Golfie is a 5 session course run every two weeks, with a minimum group size of 3 people and a maximum of 6 people.
The first 3 Sessions will be skills coaching sessions at either Grenoside Woods or Farmer Johns MTB Park and the final 2 Sessions will be a weekend up at Innerleithen riding the Golfie
Session 1 - TBC
Session 2 - TBC
Session 3 - TBC
Session 4 - TBC
Session 5 -TBC
For anyone on the Road to Golfie course and racing the Tweedlove Vallelujah Enduro on the 7th & 8th May we can ride practice together and session sections or tracks.
Grenoside Woods, nr Sheffield.
Farmer Johns MTB Park, Marple
Innerleithen, Scottish Boarders
We can run the course on other dates for private group bookings. Please contact us to enquire about private sessions & prices.