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Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Mastering Steep Terrain Workshop

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Build confidence when the ground seems to fall away from your wheels

Do you find yourself losing your nerve when the trail dips steeply downhill ahead? Are you phased when a steep descent is littered with rocks, roots and steps? Do you find yourself pushing up more hills than you ride?

If this sounds like you then perhaps our Skills Workshop | Mastering Steep Terrain course might be able to help. Our highly experienced mountain bike coaches will take you through the techniques necessary to confidently tackle steep technical terrain in both directions.

After the clinic you'll receive an enormous boost in speed and commitment on steep descents, you'll be able to tackle technical terrain with more confidence than ever before and your climbing will receive a massive upgrade in the range of climbs you can attack.

Huge thanks for the fantastic day I had doing the Mastering Steep Terrain course and the guided ride. I had so much fun and really learnt a lot. I'm sure it will improve my riding massively and make the 3 peaks cyclocross race just a little bit easier and quicker!

Jez - Ottershaw, Surrey

Course outline

The skills taught and practiced on this Skills Workshop include:

Is this course right for me?

Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you're perfect for this course:

This course is aimed at riders who can already tackle blue and red trails with some confidence, who have probably had some formal coaching before, but perhaps recognise that their skills may be somewhat lacking in some areas. If you are prone to crashing frequently, do not ride regularly and are not a frequent trail centre visitor, we strongly suggest that you join a Level 2 Singletrack Fundamentals course and practice regularly for at least a month to consolidate the learnings before booking this course.

If this sounds beyond your current skill level, please choose our Singletrack Fundamentals course instead or have a look at our choosing the right course FAQ page.

Typical programme

Morning or afternoon sessions are available usually keeping to the following programmes:

Morning programme
Afternoon programme
The lesson was fab and then the consolidation at Dalby Forest was excellento! Simon (the coach) was lovely and we all took a lot away from the day

Melody - Middleton, Manchester

At the end of your course you will receive

Workshop summary

  • Duration (half day) - 3.5 hours
  • Coaching ratio - 1:1 up to 1:6
  • Fitness - Frequent exerciser
  • Technical grade - Intermediate

Course grading explained

Half day pricing
Level 2-3 (blue/red)

Flat rate for the first participant


Then please add £50 per each additional person

Book Online

Full day pricing
Level 2-3 (blue/red)

Flat rate for the first participant


Then please add £75 per each additional person

Book Online

Available venues

Our professionally qualified coaches are available for private hire throughout the year in The Surrey Hills.

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About Singletrack School

Singletrack School provide mountain bike skills coaching, mountain bike technique courses, mountain bike skills weekends, women's mountain bike skills courses, private mountain bike skills tuition, off-road skills instruction for kids and families, guided singletrack rides and cross country bike adventures in The Surrey Hills and beyond.

We also organise and deliver team building and corporate entertainment events for corporate customers, and experience days and social events for schools, clubs, youth groups, stag parties and hen parties.

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