At some point during our MTB lives, we’ll consider taking on some expert coaching to hone our skills and progress on to more challenging trails in a much safer manner than just ‘winging it’.
Along the way, we’ll also get the itch to venture further afield to explore new trails and get down and dirty in the beautiful flows and contours of the UK. But when it comes to MTB coaching and guiding, where do you start looking?
We’ve collated a number of reputable MTB coaches and guides around the UK who offer expert tuition and adrenaline-fueled adventures have you flying confidently down new and exciting routes.
Katy Curd – Forest of Dean (Coaching)
World Champion 4X rider and World Elite downhill racer, Katy Curd has done it all and so, she has a lot to offer on her coaching sessions.
Primarily based in the Forest of Dean, Katy runs mixed and women’s specific courses which are 3 hours long but she also offers 1:1 coaching too. Whether you want to learn to jump, drop or just find your flow, she’ll have you feeling pumped about riding in no time.
Courses: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Women’s Only / Private
Prices: £60pp per course / £30 ph for 1:1 coaching
Website: Katy Curd Coaching
ALine Coaching – Sheffield (Coaching)
With a team of qualified mountain bike coaches on hand, the ALine team aim to get you riding smoother and faster by filling in any gaps in your skill.
Courses run for approximately 6 hours and are structured to take you from bottom to top, starting with MTB fundamentals and progressing onto more advanced techniques. If you need some specific tuition, ALine off private sessions also where you get 100% of the focus to overcome any obstacle.
Courses: Fundamentals / Flow Trails, Jumps and Berms / Technical Trail Riding / Private
Prices: £80pp per course / £120 Half-Day Private / £210 Full-Day Private
Website: ALine Coaching