Coaching

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As a fully qualified CTC mountain bike instructor, Katy has been offering coaching sessions for over 4 years. Mountain coaching sessions are available for riders or all abilities. Please check out the page below for all the details.

Whether its your first time on a mountain bike or you’re an elite level racer just looking for that extra 0.10th second, Katy offers skills coaching that caters for all. Looking to boost your confidence, improve your skills or even just learn the basics, tailor made coaching session can be put together to cater for your needs.

All of the below courses are based at the Forest of Dean, Gloucester. Other locations maybe available upon request.

Beginners Skills Course:
3 Hour Course

This course is aimed at riders new to the sport that are looking to learn some of the basic skills needed to enjoy riding safely. The course will be designed around you to ensure your progress confidently to the next level.

Basics covered on the course:
• Bike set up – pre-ride bike check
• Balance
• Body position
• Gear selection
• Controlled Braking
• Cornering
• Climbing
• Descending

This course is £60 per person for a 3 hour session.
This course will be ran as a group session with a group of up to 6 riders.
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

Intermediate Skills Course:
3 Hour Course

This course is aimed at the regular rider looking to get the most out of their riding. The course will help you gain the confidence and the skills to help you ride through some of the roughest terrain.

Skills Covered:
• Advanced cornering
• Technical terrain
• Drop offs
• Line selection
• Technical climbs
• Technical descents
• Over coming obstacles
• Bunny hops
• Manuals

This course is £60 for the 3 hour session.
This course will be ran as a group session with a group of up to 6 riders.
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

Advanced Skills Course
3 Hour Course

This course is aimed at the more technical and more advanced rider looking to refine their riding and gain those top tips to help them shave seconds off their times. The course will help even the most advanced rider to push their level of riding and gain even more confidence when riding technical terrain at speed.

Skills Covered:
• Energy Management
• Jumps
• Large Drops
• Off Camber Terrain
• Advance Line Choice
• Steep Descents
• Advanced Braking Techniques

This course is £60 for the 3 hour session and will be based in the Forest of Dean.
Coaching sessions can be run at various venues but prices may vary slightly, please get in touch for more information.
This course will be ran as a group session with a group of up to 6 riders.
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

One-one coaching Sessions:
Tailor made courses to suit you.
Focus on the skills you want to learn.
Certain areas of your riding need improving?
Looking to get passed that one fear that holds you back on your ride?
Details of techniques and skills will be broken down to really push your riding to new levels
£30 per hour
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

Women Only Courses:
3 Hour Course

It no secret that mountain biking is a male dominated sport but don’t let that put you off ladies. This course will give you the chance to ride with other female riders as well as learning new skills and techniques to help you become a more skilled and confident rider. Women of all riding abilities welcome.

The course will be designed around the level of skill of the riders in the group.
This course is £60 per person for a 3 hour course.
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

Custom course:
3 Hour Course

Custom skills courses aimed at riders looking to improve certain areas of their riding. The course can be tailor made to suit you. Courses can be ran with up to 6 riders.

The course will be designed around the level of skill of the riders in the group.
Please get in touch to discuss courses further.
This course is £60 per person for a 3 hour course.
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

Courses are based in the South West (Bath/Bristol) area but can be run at various locations. Charges may vary slightly depending on the venue.

Courses can be run on weekdays or weekends on dates and time to suit you.

Each course will have a maximum of up to 6 riders. (Any larger groups wanting coaching please get in touch – prices will vary as a second coach will have to be brought along)

Recommended Equipment and Kit

Before attending the course please ensure your bikes are in a safe working order. A bike check can be done at the start of the session if needed and will be done at the start of every beginners course. Every rider attending any course MUST wear a helmet, no helmet no ride. Other safety equipment such as gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads is not compulsory but is strongly recommended.

Please bring the appropriate clothing for a rainy day – thermals, waterproofs etc. The courses are long sessions and having the right clothing will make the day even more enjoyable. Also Hydration is key, please bring plenty of food/energy bars and water/energy drinks as the course will last a few hours.

Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Email: katy@katycurd.com or Phone: 07540 480497

2 Responses to Coaching

  1. jackie browning says:

    I’ve been mountain biking now for 42 years and feel it’s no longer challenging enough to leap off 100 foot quarry edges. I need more. Can you help? I’m particularly interested in bunny hops and want to get rid of the stabilisers.

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