Fundamentals - Pedal Progression


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Our Fundamentals Public Half Day is all about teaching you the essential skills required to ride trails with confidence. As a group, you’ll understand why the fundamentals are the most important skills to master and how they are the building blocks to your progression. 

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.

The drills and techniques in this course can easily be tailored to suit beginners and more experienced riders so that everyone can benefit from their coaching time. No matter who you are, there is much to learn and plenty to gain from our fundamentals course that will improve your riding and confidence.

In this session we will establish the essential body position to overcome all aspects of the trail. From a perfect position you’ll develop skills in cornering to carry speed and stay balanced, you’ll learn wheel lifts and hops for greater mobility while developing good habits and self awareness through simple and progressive exercises.

This course is guaranteed to get you riding safer, smarter and faster.

Who’s it for?

New to MTB or experienced riders, this course is for anyone who has never had coaching with us before. Suitable for those 16 and over. If you’re younger and would like to attend, please contact one of our coaches.

How Long Is The Session?

4 Hours with a short break.


Ashton Court Nova Trail (Blue graded trail) & estate grounds.

Course Content

Ready Position – We get you feeling and understanding correct body position on the bike, why it’s the most important skill and how it applies to every other aspect of mountain biking.

Mastering Control Create control through good positioning, dynamic movements, gearing, braking and line choice.

Flat corners – A core skill to enhance control in corners. Learn where to look and how to move. Create grip and speed when turning on flat or unpredictable corners.

Wheel lifts & hopsA handy hop can be a useful tool on the trail and serves as the first step to jumping. Through mastering the body position you’ll learn how to get your wheels off the ground.

“In 10 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 25 years of riding experience” – Matt George, Pedal Progression founder and coach.

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 6 riders.

What Does It Cost?

£65 per person

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