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Singletrack Fundamentals for the Over 50s

A rider tackling a rocky drop-off

Why a fundamentals coaching course?

You may be getting just a little long in the tooth, but mountain biking is becoming more and more popular amongst older people as a great way to enjoy the outdoors with the thrill and excitement that a round of golf simply cannot match.

Our Singletrack Fundamentals for the Over 50s coaching course is designed to give you the core skills to get out in the hills tackling technical trails with confidence and commitment in a group setting of like-minded people.

Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You'll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on singletrack trails. You'll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

Awesome morning on Holmbury Hill. Seems I've been doing everything wrong all these years! Jess is a great coach

Rhys - Whitstable

When & where

This course is usually scheduled to run on the 2nd Monday 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 skills taught and practiced on the Singletrack Fundamentals course 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

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

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

Your professionalism & good company helped turn a chilly day in the woods into a very inspiring day

Matt - Muddy Moles Mountain Bike Club

At the end of your course you will receive

Optional afternoon guided ride

What better time to put into practice all your newly acquired skills than to join us in the afternoon for a superb guided singletrack ride around the local hills and valleys.

Our Singletrack Explorer guided rides are perfect for people who have attended our morning Singletrack Fundamentals course. The ride costs just £30.00 and usually last around 2 hours.

Course summary

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

Course grading explained


  • What's included
    • · Professional mountain bike coaching
    • · Pre-course information pack
  • What's not included
    • · Bike hire
    • · Personal clothing & equipment
    • · Overnight accommodation
    • · Meals and drinks
    • · Transfers to & from venues
    • · Travel/activity Insurance
    • · Cancellation Insurance
  • Optional Extras

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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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