Little Rippers is our kids coaching program. We offer a variety of sessions as laid out below. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with your options and have a look through the calendar at the bottom of the page to see what’s on.
Cost: £10 – £13.50 per child (dependent on sessions time)
Ages: 5-6 years (1.5-hour session), 7-10 years (2-hour session) and 11-14 years old (2-hour session)
The Open Sessions are guided rides where we can offer coaching advice, hints and tips on how to ride faster and with more confidence and flow. These are ideal for kids who want a one-off taster or progression over multiple sessions without committing to a full course. Your child does not need to have been mountain biking before but we’d ask that they’d have experienced riding on grass and/or gravel surfaces ahead of their session.
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3 Hour Skills Sessions – Extended Open Sessions for School Holidays
Cost: £20 per child
Ages: 7-10 years and 11-14 years old
These 3 hour sessions are part skills coaching and part trail riding. We cover the basics of body position, balance and weight distribution with some slow speed controlled skills, drills and games to improve handling and awareness. Ideal if your child has tried an Open Session and they fancy getting out for a bit longer, or as a first try taster experience. Your child does not have to have been mountain biking before but we strongly recommend that they have ridden off road on a gravel track and/or grassy field, so they know what it feels like to ride lumpy bumpy stuff! The group will be out in the open for 3 hours so your children will need to be fairly accustomed to this if they are going to enjoy the session. Check calendar below for midweek sessions run in the school holidays.
5 Week ‘Fundamentals’ Course
Cost: £60 per child (cost for all 5 weeks)
Ages: 7-10 years
This course follows a similar syllabus to the adults ‘Fundamentals’ course. We have separated out the sections and packaged it in a way that will work for younger riders. We will have the time and consistency to teach more in depth technique than is possible in the Open Sessions, setting goals and building on previous learning as the weeks go by. Your child is guaranteed to come out a faster, more skilled and more confident rider. We recommend your child shows enthusiasm to want to learn and progress their biking skills, has attended an Open Session or has some off road trail riding experience. If you have any questions about the course or whether your child’s experience is suitable, please email or call us.
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Our Little Rippers sessions are organised and guided by Ollie. Click here to find out more about him. He can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next 5-week Fundamental – Starts April 29th and runs for 5 Saturdays 12:00 – 13:30
Next Open Sessions – Click ‘Book Now’ to find the date you’re looking for and more info on times and individual session prices:
5-6s, 20th April and 6th May
7-10s, 18th April and 13th May
11-14s, 19th April and 20th May