Trail rider improver courses

We run regular trail rider improver courses which are designed to improve your bike handling skills on a variety of trail centre type trails. Skills covered on each course are dependent on the needs of the rider(s) attending and may include; cornering, line choice, body position, braking, slow speed skills and managing speed.

Half day one to one £110 dates on request
Full day one to one £175 dates on request
Full day group £65pp – book here

Who is this course for?
Anyone who rides Trail Centre type trails, from the total beginner to the regular trail centre warrior.

What will we learn?
That all depends on what you need to learn, we’ll look at each rider as an individual on the trail and work with you to build the foundation skills. Once you’re getting the basics right, we may move on to look at any of the following in more depth:
Line choice
Cornering
Braking
Accelerating
Flow and carrying speed
Pumping
Reading the trail

What do we need to bring?
A MTB bike that is in good working order and safe to use, helmet, suitable clothing for the time of year / weather forecast, some change for the car park, a packed lunch and a willingness to learn.

How fit do I need to be?
This is a skills development course, not a big mountain guided ride, so if you are fit enough to ride any UK Blue graded trail centre trail, you’re fit enough to come on this course and take your riding to the next level.

Why don’t you have a list of the skills we’ll learn?
We tailor every single course to the riders on it, and we’ll teach / develop the skills that you need. Instead of setting a rigid and prescriptive format to the day, we’ll work with you to boost your confidence, ability and flow on the trail, teaching you whatever skills you need to achieve that. If you want to learn a specific skill / set of skills, you’re probably better off booking a one to one skills day, or looking at our ‘Jumps & Drops’ courses.

Carbon-Monkey are a specialist MTB skills course provider who run mountainbike courses in North Wales,
the Lake District, Peak District, Scotland and on Cannock Chase. We grew up riding the trails of
Snowdonia and MTB all over North Wales. From Jumps and Drops courses to multi day MTB expeditions,
at Carbon-Monkey we are ready to welcome you on a MTB skills course that will provide real improvement
to your riding. MTB skills are our passion and Bikepacking adventure expeditions our escapism, when will you join us?