Fundamentals - Pedal Progression


Book Now

The fundamentals of mountain biking aren’t mastered quickly. Learning perfect balance, movement and control around corners and over various terrain is something that you can still be learning many years after your first off-road ride. For this reason, no matter if you’re a rookie or a seasoned weekend warrior; we always recommend you ask us for the fundamentals.

This programme, its drills and techniques can be easily tailored to suit complete beginners or much more confident riders so that everyone can benefit from time with one of our most experienced coaches, Matt.

“In 8 years of coaching riders of all abilities, I always come back to coaching the fundamentals for much of my first session with a new rider, even if they tell me they’ve done the Mega Avalanche, can jump 20 feet or have a very expensive bike. In fact, I’m still working on my own fundamental skills after 20 years of riding experience” – Matt Legg-Bagg, coach


We’ll focus on a few key elements, looking at each in detail. We’ll start by checking our body position, not only focusing on the ‘how’ but the ‘why?’ Body position is the cornerstone to a great skill set on the mountain bike and a solid understanding is imperative in order to see development. A strong ‘ready position’ will set you up for success where a poor one will fail you. Once body position is understood and in action, we’ll take a look at the various wheel lifts; rear wheel lifts, bunny hops and manuals. These are useful skills that will not only help you navigate the trail but are also component parts of more complex skills, like jumping for example. The last element is cornering. How can we corner, off the brakes and with great control?

Once these skills are understood and utilised, you will experience less fatigue, more flow, more speed and more fun!


Public Full Day Fundamentals: 6 hours, starting and finishing at our Ashton Court base
10am-4pm with a break for lunch (9am-3pm in Winter). You can book this for a private group or join a public day for £90pp. We run Public Full Day Fundamentals once every 2 months and you can see our up coming dates below.

Bespoke: 1 to 3 hours
Book time with one of our experts and pay by the hour. We’ll tailor session length and locations to give you the best option for you so call us to discuss your needs. You can book a bespoke session to focus on your fundamentals here.

What’s included

A pre-ride phone consultation leading to program development in advance of the session. Professional mountain bike instruction with one instructor to a maximum of 8 riders.

Gift Vouchers

If you’d like to buy a gift voucher for a Fundamentals Public Full Day session, please click here.



Upcoming Public Sessions

Book Now