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Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Discover Mountain Biking Experience Day

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Experience a thrilling taste mountain biking in the Surrey Hills

So you'd like to experience the exciting sport of mountain biking for the first time, but are unsure where to start, look no further than our Discover Mountain Biking experience day.

We'll get you moving in the right direction on one of our hire bikes; from selecting the right gear to knowing how to brake safely, we'll give you the skills to get riding off-road for the first time in safety and with confidence.

Then, in the afternoon, we'll take you and your new skills down some easy technical trails to give you a taste of the buzz you can get from this thrilling and rewarding sport.

Our coaches will also be on hand to guide you through the problems and pitfalls of purchasing your own bike should you decide to take up the sport on a regular basis

A couple of weeks ago I didn't have the confidence to ride over a match stick, let alone a rooty trail or a few logs

Doug - Addiscombe Cycling Club

When & where

This course is usually scheduled to run on the 1st Monday, 3rd Monday and 3rd Friday (women only) of each month.

The venue for this course is:  Hurtwood Car Park 14, Radnor Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NW.

How to book

To view dates and book your place on this and other Singletrack School skills courses, please click on the button below. to open our bookings system.

Book online

You may also download the course's pre-course pack from the bookings page which details the schedule for your course, venue details, travel information and a full equipment list including some mandatory items. 

Course outline

The core skills taught and practiced on this experience day include:

Typical programme

Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following programme:

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 sounds a little too basic, please choose our Singletrack Fundamentals course instead or have a look at our choosing the right course FAQ page.

This is the first cycling coaching I have paid for and it won't be my last with Singletrack School!

Paul - Oxshott, Surrey

Course summary

  • Course venue
    Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NW
  • Duration - 5 hours
  • Maximum coaching ratio - 6:1
  • Fitness - Basic Fitness
  • Technical grade - Basic

Course grading explained



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*includes bike and helmet hire

  • What's included
    • · Mountain bike coaching or guiding
    • · Bike hire
    • · Helmet & gloves hire
  • What's not included
    • · Personal clothing & equipment
    • · Overnight accommodation
    • · Meals and drinks
    • · Transfers to & from venues
    • · Travel/activity Insurance
    • · Cancellation Insurance

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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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