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Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Mastering Wheelies & Manuals Workshop

A student balancing his first coaster manual

Learn how to defy gravity & why learning to lift can turn up the awesome

Don't you just hate those guys who ride around the car park at trail centres on their back wheel looking like they could be reading the paper as they show off their skills? How about down at the pump track where there's someone who can go the whole way around on a single coaster manual. Makes you mad doesn't it?

There's no reason why you can't learn these über skills too, and what's more, why not learn how to apply them in a practical way to improve your singletrack riding technique? It's not just about showing off.

After our Mastering Wheelies & Manuals Workshop you'll leave with the knowledge of how to pull the perfect wheelie and gracefully float a manual. More importantly you'll be able to pull the right wheel lift from your toolbox when out on the trail to smooth out the terrain and float all the way back to the car park.

At the end of each tip, I really quite literally could feel the difference in my riding as a result of the coaching

Casper - Richmond upon Thames

Course outline

The skills usually taught and practiced on this Skills Workshop can include:

Is this course right for me?

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

Typical programme

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

Morning programme
Afternoon programme
I had a totally brilliant time and finished the singletrack grinning from ear to ear. Rob (the coach) explained everything so clearly. Thanks again!

Emma - Sittingbourne, Kent

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 - Regular 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

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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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