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Trail Plus (5 days)

Learn LEVEL | 5 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £660.00

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Overview

Trail Plus is aimed squarely at those out regularly on a mountain bike. You will already be riding some techy trails but are looking to progress your skills and gain the confidence to ride harder trails. Dealing with drops, finding grip, getting air, railing corners and cleaning techy climbs will all be on the agenda. You will not only develop new skills but you’ll have time to develop them in many new environments, from steep slippery forests to burly big mountain trails. 5 days is definitely better than 2, providing us the time to learn and develop in such varied terrain and with time to consolidate and improve. This is also ideal for you if you are working through the BMBLA Leadership scheme and will help coach you to the level needed for the Level 3 award.

 

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AIMS

This 5 day skills course will have you riding more fluidly, more competently and with more style – guaranteed!

Gain control in terrain where you currently struggle.

Improve performance on easier trails to give you more speed and control.

PRE-REQUISITES

You will be a regular mountain biker confident in red grade terrain, able to deal with rollable drops; small berms; roots; rocks and have the fitness for spending the majority of the 5 days out on the bike in steeper terrain.

IS IT FOR ME?

Trail Plus moves your biking forward to steeper and more challenging riding. It is delivered on a maximum coach: student ratio of 1:4 ensuring you get space for individual tuition and plenty of practice time. This course will venture into more challenging terrain and progress your riding towards tackling bigger drops; styling steeper terrain and giving you grip where you had none.

CONTENT

The ratio of tutor to students is max 1:4 throughout the 5 days, which allows time and space for individual tuition and plenty of practice and the ability to tailor the tuition around your needs.

We will use both our onsite coaching trails as well as venturing out into the world class arena of the Cairngorms to not only improve your riding but also show off some of the best trails anywhere.

Trail Plus will hit the following:

  • Dynamic balance
  • Railing corners
  • Braking for pros
  • Maximise your manuals
  • Bunny hops
  • Drops: fast and slow
  • Crafty climbing

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date24/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£660.00Places
Date22/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£660.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit – bike not included
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.

Linen is provided along with a towel

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

If you do not have your own bike or are unable to bring it with you to the Lodge, we have a limited fleet of Trek bikes available for use. Please get in touch to arrange this prior to your course. E-bikes can also be ridden on any of our skills courses.

  • Bike
  • Small bike lights front and rear – always a good idea to carry just in case!
  • Small Biking Day pack – 25L max
  • Helmet
  • Eye wear
  • Thin woolly hat or buff for under helmet ***
  • Gloves – thin, full finger cycling gloves are perfect ***
  • Warmer Cycle friendly Full finger Gloves – just in case its cold ***
  • Water proof jacket & trousers – Suitable for cycling
  • Padded cycling Shorts – there really are worth it for comfort!
  • Outer Baggy Cycling Shorts
  • Thin fleece or similar
  • Full leg covering – for cold days e.g. cycle tights or cycling leg warmers
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers – a variety of base layers are useful to control your temperature
  • Small personal first aid kit
  • Drink system – hydration pack / water bottle
  • Spare inner tube x2 for your bike
  • Spare Brake pads x2 for your bike
  • Spare Rear Gear Mechanism hanger for your bike – Call your local bike shop for help with this
  • Small Trail Toolkit – Pump, multi tool and chain breaker at least ***
  • Emergency survival bag ***
  • Head torch
  • Whistle ***
  • Suncream – you just never know! ***

We have Laundry facilities here and a fantastic drying room so there is always the option to wash stuff as you go. Glenmore Lodge also has a pool & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/climbing kit!

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