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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.

Open Sessions

Ages: 5-6 years £10 (1.5-hours), 7-10 years £20 (3-hours), 11-14 years old £20 (3-hours), holiday club sessions £35 (5 hours). 

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.

19th Feb, 14:00 – 15:30

21st Feb, 14:00 – 15:30

23rd Feb, 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.

19th Feb, 9:30 – 12:30.

23rd Feb, 9:30 – 12:30.

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. Session will focus on specific skills. 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 

20th Feb, Jumps and Drops, 13:00 – 16:00

21st Feb, Steep and Natural, 9:30 – 12:30

11-14s

20th Feb, Steep and Natural, 9:00 – 12:00

22nd Feb, Jumps and Drops, 9:30 – 12:30

Holiday Club Sessions 2018 – 5 hours – these sessions will run 10:00 to 15:00.

Cost: £35 per child

Ages: 7-10 years and 11-14 years old – We run these longer sessions in the Easter and Summer Holidays. 

We have set up the holiday sessions so your child can come to just one, or can complete a course by booking 2 together. Book any session as a stand-alone session, 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 and a goody bag! 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.

For more detail and advice on session content read our blog or click through to the booking page.

Fundamentals – 7-10’s 

We don’t currently have any Fundamentals courses scheduled. To be notified when then next one is ready to book please subscribe to our Little Rippers newsletter – Here

Jumps and Drops – 11-14’s

We don’t currently have any Jumps and Drops courses scheduled. To be notified when then next one is ready to book please subscribe to our Little Rippers newsletter – Here

Click “Book Now” and find the date on the calendar you are interested in to find full details.

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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