Recommended skills courses around London?

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curiousbynature
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Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby curiousbynature » Wed Apr 10, 2019 22:45 pm

Hi all

Relatively new to mountain biking. Been cycling for ever but only recently got a decent hard tail and went mountain biking in Surrey a few times.

I’m quite eager to get my riding to the next level, get into the good habits and really unlock the fun potential of the trails. :D

Have you gone through some skills coaching/courses?
Which ones would you recommended?


I’m particularly interested in ones I can get to within 2h train ride of London (and I don’t own a car... could Zipcar but I really value avoiding this hassle... and if I can help the environment it’s even better! :mrgreen: ). But any opinion is good as it may benefit others here. :)

Cheers

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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby JBA » Thu Apr 11, 2019 07:30 am

UK Bike Skills based in Hertford get consistently good reviews and are always recommended.
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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby curiousbynature » Thu Apr 11, 2019 09:56 am

Thanks. Yes they better be good as they are the most expensive by a distance! Unfortunately availability is not great either (next trail course in June it seems)

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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby Tom Howard » Fri Apr 12, 2019 08:23 am

UK bike skills is, by some distance, the best course Ive done. Theres a reason the availability isn't great for public days, though you might have more luck with a 1 or 2 to one. its more expensive but its worth every penny.

Tony, along with being a great rider, is a brilliant teacher. this is where a lot of the other courses fall down, as while the coaches can really ride, the teaching methods aren't great. All done at a private facility too.
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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby curiousbynature » Sat Apr 13, 2019 21:37 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby layers » Wed Jul 10, 2019 09:06 am

I can recommend Singletrack School in Surrey. They have a range of classes and I've done a few. They also combine with guided rides round Peaslake which is useful to find the best trails there....

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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby steve_sordy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 am

Plus 1 for UK Bike Skills. :)

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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby yonny » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:56 am

Tom Dowie @ Chicksands is about 1.5 hrs from London. Very good coach.

http://www.chicksandsbikepark.co.uk/coaching

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Re: Recommended skills courses around London?

Postby layers » Mon Jul 29, 2019 13:54 pm

Pedal and Spoke at peaslake also works with a few coaches who seem to have good reviews


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