Mastering Cornering Workshop
Learn to ride every kind of corner like you're on rails
Do you find yourself braking in the middle of corners and getting all out of shape losing grip, momentum and speed? Would you like to flow around corners with confidence and control?
If this sounds like you then perhaps our Mastering Cornering Workshop might be able to help. Our highly experienced mountain bike coaches will take you through the techniques necessary to carve corners, rail berms and conquer switchbacks.
After the workshop you will receive a massive boost in speed and commitment on fast corners, you'll feel like your wheels are glued to the ground and you'll be able to confidently link complex sections into a perfect flow.
We all benefited enormously from learning the fundamentals...
I myself just cannot get over the difference it's made to my riding... speed through berms seems to have increased hugely!
Steve - Billingshurst
The skills usually taught and practised on this Skills Workshop include:
- Bike Set-up
- Mind Skills
Relaxing on the bike and staying loose
Riding within yourself to stay in control
Positive thinking and visualisation
Dismissing distractions to maintain concentration and commitment
Developing confidence through fundamentals instead of luck
- Body Position & Movement
Moving around the bike in three dimensions
Weighting & unweighting the bike
- Speed Control
When and where to brake
Carrying speed on the trail
Attacking flat corners for speed
Riding berms; high vs. low lines
Pumping corners for speed and grip
Switchbacks; line choice, body movement and reading the trail
- Trail Flow
Reading and breaking down the trail into sections
Pumping for free speed
Linking sections for flow
Is this course right for me?
Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you're perfect for this course:
- You're fairly new to mountain biking or have not been riding off-road regularily for more than a year or so
- You have may have tried green, blue or even red graded singletrack trails before at a trail centre or similar venue
- You can already ride a bike and are familiar with the usage of your gears and brakes
- You can already ride comfortably on smooth trails such as tow paths, forest roads and easy bridleways
- You participate in formal exercise at least once per week, though not necessarily on a bike
- You can ride on flat or moderately steep terrain at a steady pace
- You can ride for at least two hours comfortably
- You are aged 18 and over unless accompanied by an adult also participating on the course
If this sounds beyond your current skill and fitness level, please choose our Singletrack Foundations day course instead. If a little basic, please choose our Singletrack Improver course instead or have a look at our choosing the right course FAQ page.
Morning or afternoon sessions are available usually keeping to the following programmes:
- 09:15-09:30 Arrival at course venue
- 09:30-09:45 Course commences, introductions and equipment check
- 09:45-13:00 Singletrack skills coaching and practise
- 13:00 Course ends
- 13:45-14:00 Arrival at course venue
- 14:00-14:15 Course commences, introductions and equipment check
- 14:15-17:30 Singletrack skills coaching and practise
- 17:30 Course ends