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Little Rippers

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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.

Session Prices: 1.5 hours – £10. 3 hours £20, 5 hours – £35. 

Open Sessions

The Open Sessions are guided rides where we can offer coaching advice, hints and tips on how to ride faster, safer and with more confidence and flow. These are ideal for kids who want a one-off taster or progression over multiple sessions.  Your child does not need to have been mountain biking before but we’d ask that they’ve had experience riding on grass and gravel surfaces ahead of their session. They need to be able to get started and ride confidently without stabilisers, control their speed and direction. For more info you can read our blog – linked below.

Open Session Dates for 5-6s

What is it? These Open Sessions aim to give younger children a fun experience, building confidence and planting the seed of great technique along the way. They are ideal for your child as a one off or for progression over multiple sessions. This session is for 5 to 6 year olds who can ride confidently over grass and gravel without stabilisers. They should be able get going and keep momentum without additional adult support.

16th April 10:00 – 11:30

20th April 14:00 – 15:30

Open Session Beginners/Imporvers 7-10s.

These sessions are for mountain bike beginners and improvers. We will learn and develop good techniques to ride faster and with more confidence and flow. This session is suitable for children aged 7-10 who can ride confidently over grass and gravel without stabilisers. They should be able get going and keep momentum without additional adult support.

17th April 10:00 – 13:00

Also See our Fundamentals 2 day course below – ideal for this age and ability level.

Advanced Trail Tech. (Faster paced and over more technical terrain (blue/red trails) for more experienced riders.

‘Advanced Trail Technique’ course for 7-10’s and 11-14’s are aimed at youngsters who want to take their trail riding to the next level. The ride will be faster paced, and the trails more technical. Sessions will focus on specific skills which will be needed by more experienced riders. If the session is 3 hours we will focus on a specific skills – listed below. If the session is 5 hours we will learn and practice, body position, skills for steep trails, manuals, bunny hops, jumps drops and technical climbs. Your child should be confident riding blue trails and have some experience on reds. If you are unsure about whether this would be right for your child please contact us.

7-10s 

19th April 10:00 – 15:00

11-14s

12th April 10:00 – 15:00

Two day courses.

Cost: £70 for both days or £35 per day per child.

Our 2 day courses are designed to be most effective if both sessions are booked together. However due to time we appreciate you may not be able to do this, so we have constructed them so each day will work as a stand-alone session so you can just book one! The focus skills are listed in the session description on the booking page. If your child completes a course by participating in both parts they will get a certificate of completion! We have the Fundamentals syllabus for 7-10s and the Jumps and Drops syllabus for 11-14s. Every session will also include a ‘how to’ safety check which starts to get the kids familiar with the mechanics of their bikes and a specific repair lesson, either, how to fix a puncture or how to repair a chain. The sessions will run 10:00 – 15:00, there will be a supervised half hour lunch break (please bring a packed lunch). All sessions will include a section on body position and posture on the bike. Good body position being the cornerstone of everything else we teach – you can not learn to corner, manual, pump or jump well without getting a good understanding of what good body position is and why it works. It is something we consistently work with, with all our coaching clients and can never be practised too much! Dates and times below.

Fundamentals – 7-10’s 

10th April 10:00 – 15:00 – Part 1.

11th April 10:00 – 15:00 – Part 2.

Jumps and Drops – 11-14’s

We don’t currently have any Jumps and Drops courses scheduled. However you might want to consider the Advanced Trail Tech sessions listed above. To be notified when then next one is ready to book please subscribe to our Little Rippers newsletter – Here

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Find out more about Little Rippers – Click Here to read our blog

Our Little Rippers sessions are organised and guided by Ollie. Click here to find out more about him. He can be contacted by email ollie@pedalprogression.com

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