Beginner Basics Lesson

Our beginners basics course gives 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. Learn skills that would normally take years to build up. All participants must be 18 years or older.

Key Points

  • Bike setup
  • Riding Position
  • Balance Skills
  • Gear usage
  • Braking techniques
  • Question and answer sessions.

Terrain

The skills are practiced in wide open spaces before we hit the trails. There is a mix of forest road and trail centre single track.

Fitness

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.

Bike

If you haven't got your own bike, then you can hire one at a discounted rate of €10. Otherwise your own bike must be in perfect working order.

Equipment

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.

Duration

10am to 1pm - 3 hours. 9.45am meeting time.

Location

Ballinastoe Wood, Co. Wicklow.

Group Size

Max 8 people. Over 18's only.