Skills Academy 7+ Core Skills - Blue - Pedal Progression

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Skills Academy 7+ Core Skills – Blue

!!!! Important COVID19 Secure Booking Information!!! you can only book your own children onto a course – Due to the need to have all information and T&Cs signed off electronically from a parent or legal guardian you can only book you own child/chidren onto a course. You can book siblings in one booking but please make sure all information for all siblings is on the form.  If there are any medical conditions or injuries please make it clear which child is affected.

What is it? In this session we will cover the core skills of great body position, posture on the bike and safe braking. Good body position will equip the rider with a greater sense of confidence, stability and control. For all our coached riders from 5 to 100 the skills in this session are always where we start. Taking this module is key to understanding the concepts needed to progress to cornering, pumping and wheel lifts.

Is it suitable for my child? This session is suitable for children aged 7+ who can ride confidently over grass and gravel without stabilisers. They should be able get going, keep momentum and control the speed and direction of their bike without additional adult support. Most children on this course will be between the ages of 7 and 10. However, if you have an older child who is small for their age then they are also very welcome. Please do not book your child onto this course if they are under 7, unless this has been approved by one of our instructors.

What will they need? A well maintained bike with knobbly tyres, gears and minimum 20″ wheel. A well fitting helmet, gloves and appropriate clothing for the conditions on the day. Knee and elbow pads not required but are recommended. You can find more details here. This document is also available when you have booked and is at the bottom of the main Skills Academy webpage.

Can I hire a bike? Yes, we have Islabikes for hire. Please book ahead. These will be an additional cost.

Is mountain biking dangerous? Children are no more likely to suffer injury whilst mountain biking than they would be playing most other traditional sports that they would do at school or in the playgound. However there are inevitability some inherent risks. Please read the T&Cs before signing your child up. By agreeing to these you are accepting the risks involved. Please get in touch for a chat if you have any concerns. Company risk assessments available on request.

Any questions, who you gonna call??: Ollie on 01179731298, ollie@pedalprogression.com

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