Junior MTB Coaching Sessions at Whinlatter

Home » Mountain Bike (MTB)

Bookmark    and Share  Follow britishcycling.org.uk on Follow British Cycling on Facebook  Follow British Cycling on Twitter Visit our Youtube Channel Visit our images on Flickr

Junior MTB Coaching at Whinlatter

Posted: 23rd March 2010 | Source: Forestry Commission

Cyclewise Whinlatter, the mountain bike specialists based at Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick in Cumbria have with the assistance of the Forestry Commission created two new courses for the young mountain bike enthusiast.

Courses are graded and suitable for children aged 7 -17 years old, and will be delivered by some of the most experienced and enthusiastic coaches in the country. Each course is limited to 6 places to make sure each young mountain biker is given as much help and training as needed.

The full day courses are aimed to give the relevant knowledge needed to mountain bike safely with confidence and control, including sections on braking, gear selection for climbing, weight shifting and core skills.

Rich Martin from Cyclewise, says:

"The new junior courses are designed to teach kids the correct techniques and encourage their enthusiasm for mountain biking. With these they can go about their mountain biking more freely, confidently and, most of all, safely."

The Forestry Commission and Cyclewise are also looking for volunteers to help launch a new Academy at Whinlatter, which is hoped will develop into a hugely successful mountain biking youth club, and help to produce some home grown stars of the future.

Parents who volunteer to get involved with helping to launch the Academy are being offered free leadership training, skills coaching and mechanics courses, as well as free use of the coaching trails.

For more details go to the Cyclewise website or email rich@cyclewisetraining.co.uk.