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Post  sambuca on 2011-03-10, 11:28

Looking to improve my riding after a few big accidents and was wondering if there are any skills courses running at Woburn or the surrounding area, I have been told about one running at Aston hill in wendover but didn't know if anyone had any more info or contacts?

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Post  Darren on 2011-03-10, 13:13

Hi Sambuca

Try this guy, he's pretty well respected on the Singletrack website and gets very positive reviews :

http://www.ukbikeskills.co.uk

I know he does coaching at Woburn as well.

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Post  Kurt on 2011-03-10, 13:30

Or, there's Helen at Get Mountain Biking, who runs courses up at Woburn real regular.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Mountain-Biking/162684461720?ref=ts

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http://www.getmountainbiking.co.uk/

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Post  sambuca on 2011-03-10, 13:38

Cheers Guys, thanks for the info- I'll check them out and see if they can't keep me on the bike!!

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Re: Skills course?

Post  jim on 2011-03-10, 15:54

Hi sambuca,

the good thing about "Get Mountain Biking UK" is that you can use your
tesco club points and book into a course.Plus i hear the instructor is
quite good too.

So what is it you are looking to improve on ?
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Post  sambuca on 2011-03-10, 23:52

Jim, basically looking to see if I have any major issues with my riding or I'd it's maybe because I have confidence than skill which is causing my crashes! Still recovering from a very badly broken arm from a dirt jump incedent and want to get my confidence back but have the skills to go with it if poss, hard cornering, pumping, jumping, all need lots of work. Feel ok on slow technical stuff but enjoy the fast bits and want to be able to ride some trail centres and not do myself any more injuries! Cheers sam

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Post  jim on 2011-03-11, 02:02

Hi sam

i work for Helen Powell who runs get mountain biking and all the things you are
asking i teach on the on the Intermediate course

Our Intermediate level mountain bike course is structured to coach you in more advanced mountain bike skills to keep you riding on the bike and maintain your speed when riding challenging trails.

The following modules are covered during the course:

mountain biking skills course coaching cornering
- Bike set up and rider positioning
- Berms and Cornering at speed
- Drops - techniques including jumping these at speed
- Bunnyhopping/lifting the rear wheel
- Ascents & Descents - advanced techniques
- Trackstands/balance techniques
- Combining technical obstacles
- plus much more to help you go faster and higher....

i'm pretty sure we can help and to keep you rubber side down,if you need
any more advice or help you can PM me or if you can wait i'll be at woburn on
sunday the 20th riding with cyclone we can chat then Very Happy
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Post  sambuca on 2011-03-11, 02:46

Cheers Jim just read my post back and realise some of it didn't make sense but you obviously understood most of it!!- pm'd you

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