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Singletrack Foundations

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Learn the basics of off-road riding

We are in the process of migrating to a new bookings and payment system. As a result courses are gradually being updated and linked to the new system as new 2023 dates are added to our programme. For more information please email

So you'd like to learn the basics of riding off-road but are unsure where to start. Well look no further than our Singletrack Foundations course

We'll get you moving in the right direction; 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.

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

Course outline

The core skills taught and practiced on the Singletrack - Foundations course 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

Kids & adult bikes available for hire

We have a small number of superb Specialized Hotrock kids bikes available to hire in additional the a large fleet of adult bikes if your group is short of a bike or two.

Bike Hire Pricing Per Day
Specialized Rockhopper/Hardrock For heights 5' 0" - 6' 5" £30.00
Specialized Hotrock For smaller kids aged 5 - 10 £20.00

Course summary

  • Course venue
    Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NW
  • Duration - 3 hours
  • Maximum coaching ratio - 6:1
  • Fitness - Basic Fitness
  • Technical grade - Basic

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.

Singletrack School Sponsors - Cycleworks, Satmap, Endura, Five Ten, Orange, Grangers, Muc-Off, Specialized, Exposure Lights, Buffera and SIngletrack Magazine

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