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The Pedal Progression Skills Academy is our youth coaching program. We offer a variety of session for ages 5 – 14. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with the options and have a look through the calendar at the bottom of the page to see what’s on. All sessions start and finish at our Ashton Court base in Bristol.

Age 5+ Open Session and Taster

These sessions 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. Designed primarily for children aged 5-6 they can also be a great experience for slightly older kids who just want to dip a toe in and find out if mountain biking is for them.

Open Session: 1 hour sessions £10

29th October – 2pm

30th October – 10am

30th October – 3pm

Age 7+ Coaching Pathway

Our 7+ coaching pathway starts with the blue (beginner/intermediate) sessions then takes children onto the red more advanced skills, technical features and trails whilst progressing their riding in a safe, enjoyable and exciting learning environment.

Blue (beginner/Intermediate) Sessions

Complete all three and get free stickers and a water bottle! Every child must complete the Core Skills unit first. More details on suitability and session content can be found when in the specific event booking screen. Practice is the key to progression – these sessions can be repeated until your child is ready to move to the advanced sessions or up to the next age group.

Core Skills: 2.5 hours £25:

27th October – 10am

28th October – 1:30 pm  – Just for Girls

Cornering: 2.5 hours £25:

28th October – 10am

Pumping and wheel lifts: 2.5 hours £25:

29th October – 10am

Red (advanced) Sessions

These session are faster paced and take place on more challenging trails. Your child will need to have done all three of the blue grade sessions and/or get a sign off from one of our coaches before moving on to this more advanced level.

Steep and Tech: 2.5 hours £25:

2022 dates coming soon.

Pumping and Jumps: 2.5 hours £25:

2022 dates coming soon.

Manuals and Drops: 2.5 hours £25:

26th October – 10am

Age 11+ Coaching Pathway

All riders should complete the Core Skills unit first, unless they have done this via the 7+ coaching pathway.  If your child is 11+ but a less confident you can book them onto a 7+ session to begin with as a great confidence boost. More details on suitability and session content can be found when in the specific event booking screen.

Core Skills: 2.5 hours £25:

2022 dates coming soon.

Cornering: 2.5 hours £25:

2022 dates coming soon.

Jumps: 2.5 hours £25:

2022 dates coming soon.

Drops: 2.5 hours £25:

26th October 1:30pm

Once you have found the course that suits your child. Click the ‘book now’ button to find the date on the calendar and make your booking. 

You will receive this session information once you have booked. If for any reason you don’t you’ll also find a copy here.

If we ask you to print and fill in a paper H&S form you can find it here. 


If we need to cancel for any reason we will notify you by email as soon as is practically possible. You will be offered a credit for a future session, a gift voucher (which can be spent on any of our products or services) or if you don’t think you will have any future need for these, a full refund.

If you child is experiencing symtoms of coronavirus do not bring them to a session. Please email: and we will be able to discuss your cancellation options.

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