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Mountain Bike Skill Day Level 2

Alternative Adventure & Outdoor activities Services

Qualified Professionals Delivering Quality Courses and Activities

t: 01254 704898 e: oas@altadv.co.uk

The Association of Mountaineering Instructors and Mountain Training England Outdoor activities and courses

Our aim with this course is to introduce you to further skills and techniques from our level 1 off-road mountain biking day. Undertaking this course, will  equip you with the additional skills techniques necessary to rideoff-road safely and confidently and tackle more technical trails.

This course leads on from our level 1 day, but you are not required to have attended this day before coming along on the level 2 day. Throughout this course, you will tutored by our first-class mountain bike tutors, developing your skills and sharing your experiences alongside other riders at a similar level of experience to you. A great off-road riding day using excellent mountain bike riding venues.

Personal fitness level required.

Mountain biking off-road is by its very nature a more demanding form than, riding along a canal or road. You will need a basic level of personal fitness. This may be gained by a few aerobic work-outs before the course. Please call if you are unsure about the fitness level required. As a guide you will need to be able to ride up hill for periods of 10 to 15 minutes at a time.

The nature of the courses is that they are skill-instruction based.  New techniques are demonstrated and explained in detail before all participants practice the techniques themselves; this puts theory into practice straightaway and will allows you to try something new with the support of our experienced tutors on hand.

The day will look at the techniques below in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

What you will learn...

The aims of this course are to reinforce and develop the skills previously learned on the Beginner course, or develop existing skills. The course will also cover the following advanced techniques:-

Mountain bike preparation (safety checks), Steep descents,  Slow drop-off up to ½ metre hig, Faster drop-offs at speed, Climbing and descending in advanced rocky/stepped terrain, Faster Cornering techniques, Riding single track at speed.

Course duration

Courses start at 09.30am and finish at approx. 4.00pm.

The Bike. We can supply bikes for this course. If you which to use your own please ensure that it is well serviced with off road tyres and front suspension. All participants providing their own mountain bike must ensure it is in good working order or we will ask you to use one of our bikes.

Mountain Bike Hire

2014 bike fleet by Dawes and other makes.

Want to ride on your own? We are able to offer bike hire to a minumum group  6 or more at cost of bike hire plus £25 delivery charge to Lever Park at Rivington near Horwich, Bolton and to Tockholes, Darwen. Delivery available to other West Pennine and Greater Manchester countryside venues. 

Please call for further information. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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