Climb on board for a beginners mountain bike lesson.
Do you know the core skills for mountain biking? Our beginners courses give you a real taste for the sport while improving your bike skills at the same time, ideal for newbies or experienced riders who haven't taken lessons before. You will come away from the session with lots of new information and skills that would normally take years to build up.
- Bike setup
- Attack Position
- Balance Skills
- Gear usage
- Track stands
- Braking techniques
- Front wheel lift
- Rear wheel lift
- Question and answer sessions.
The skills are practiced in wide open spaces before we hit the trails. There is a mix of forest road and single track, but nothing too technical.
Participants require a basic level of fitness. However, during the course there are frequent breaks to accommodate questions and answers. So the training day will not be physically demanding at all.
If you haven't yet bought a bike then you can hire one at a discounted rate of €10, just mention when booking. Otherwise a suitable mountain bike with working brakes and gears. Suspension is not essential.
It is important to wrap up warm on the day and some light rain gear is advisable. Avoid cotton t-shirts, hoodies and wearing loose baggy clothes because they flap in the wind and snag on the bike. Helmets are essential. Read more here.
Max 8 people.
- €50 per person.
- €40 for members of any Cycling Ireland club.
- €30 for youths (16 - 18 years old)
- Add €10 for bike hire
Pick a date below and book online. Your place is not secured until payment is made.