Mountain bike skills courses & coaching

Mountain bike skills courses & coaching from Chasing Trails

By: Chasing Trails  17/09/2010
Keywords: coaching, short breaks, mountain biking

Yes, you can be safer and faster! You just need better bike skills - and you'll soon feel the extra confidence that a Chasing Trails skills course will give.

Whatever skill level you're at, from beginner to advanced, Chasing Trails can help you improve your riding.

Check the website for dates and prices. If you're booking as a group or you want 1:1 or 1:2 tuition, contact us to book anytime we're free.

Day courses are at Dalby Forest & we run weekend courses at a couple of the best 7stanes trails centres.

Here's what our customers think:     

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thanks for an enjoyable day

The 2hr drive back home gave us plenty of time to reflect on the day. We really had a good day, and definitely feel we’ve become better riders, and more importantly, safer riders

We both came away with new skills, but also it was very reassuring to know that we were already doing some basic things correctly like braking. We found the day well structured, with plenty of time spent on each section. So now its just a case of getting out there and ride!

Simon & Kenny


Thanks for a fantastic day on the 4th May. I hadn’t done much off road, so thought some training might be the way to go. Your approach and support to the teaching was brilliant. I loved every minute, I now can’t wait to get out there and try all the skills and hopefully improve on them. I now feel I can tackle a lot more of a trail than before, with new found confidence, and if something does go wrong I will have an idea of why, and how to rectify it. Rather than just avoiding the problem. Once again, thanks very much and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to everyone. Hopefully, see you again, I now fancy the advanced level course!! I can feel an addiction coming on

Mark Gascoigne


“Thanks again for an excellent day, I really enjoyed it and have gained loads of confidence to get out there and do more!”

Pam Johnson


by Chris (1:2 skills day)


by Rich (Cheshley on BR) about beginner’s group course on 4th May


by Craig after 7stanes skills weekend


“Steve thanks for a fantastic days tuition, some really useful techniques and tips covered which will ensure my future rides are a lot more enjoyable and ultimately quicker (excluding greasy berms!). After my day at Dalby, my confidence to tackle obstacles I would normally avoid, has increased tenfold. I would highly recommend Chasing Trails to anyone that feels they can improve their technique at any level. Once again thanks for a fantastic day out, Dave”


“Very enjoyable; relaxed atmosphere and a great location. Chasing Trails organised a short notice course which was basic enough for my wife to gain a lot of confidence from, but interesting enough to sharpen up my rusty MTB skills. I would recommend a Chasing Trails course to anyone wishing to try MTB for the first time.”

Mike & Kath Gill


“I found the day really useful and I feel that my riding has moved to the next level”



“As part of getting the wife and I into using the bikes offroad I looked for a company that could offer some skills training. From a post on this site [] I contacted Steve at Chasing Trails.We booked a day (our wedding anniversary present to ourselves) with Steve to have a go at Dalby Forest. He took us through some basic skills like braking and balance to start with and then progressed onto the trail (red route) to cover drop offs, berms, climbing and many other useful snippets that as novices will prove to be invaluable as we start to get more and more into this sport.Steve is a genuinely nice guy that clearly loves his biking and this is shown in his approach to the course, This was the wife's first proper go on the trails and she was impressed by Steve's attitude and approach. He explained everything, demonstrated it and even stood there ready to catch you just in case…”



“My day with you Steve was first class. Your patience was tried many times I’m sure but I learnt a lot with your help.
Just goes to show you can teach an OLD dog new tricks. I recommend Chasing Trails for all ages. Thanks again.”

Mike (Whitby)

(Mike is the oldest Chasing Trails customer so far at 73. He looked more like 53 which just goes to show cycling is good for you)


“One to one coaching in Dalby was a great day out – Steve is an excellent, friendly and above all patient coach – I rode away at the end of the day feeling much more confident and inspired to ride more often. Will definitely be returning for more.”


Keywords: bike skills coaching, coaching, instruction, mini breaks, mountain bike, mountain bike breaks, mountain bike courses, mountain bike instruction, mountain biking, outdoor activities, short breaks, Skills Training,

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