We are often asked what changes can bring the biggest improvements, which MTB upgrades are vital and what can be done to improve your overall riding.
While there is no single answer to this question, often the biggest improvement you can make is to yourself. That’s right, we’re talking about MTB skills training!
Why MTB Skills Training?
While making upgrades like new tyres, wider handlebars and shorter stems can drastically improve your bike’s handling, learning how to throw the bike around corners and getting body positioning right will have a much bigger impact on any bike you ride.
You may think that you are god’s gift to MTB, but once a qualified professional starts pointing out all your flaws you’ll soon realise there were many improvements to be made. Don’t worry too much about being told where you are going wrong because a MTB skills coach will show you how to do it right – making you faster, safer and more efficient with your riding.
Where to Get MTB Coaching
Finding the perfect coach is a combination of location, skills taught and times available. Some professional riders also coach so you may have to work around their racing season.
To help you find a coach, here’s a list we’ve knocked together of UK MTB coaches.
Note: these are in no particular order:
England MTB Coaches
UK Bike Skills
Epping Forest MTB
South Downs MTB
Total Mountain Biking
Neil Donoghue Coaching
Aline Mountain Bike Coaching – available on request at most MTB venues.
Get Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Skills Course
The Bike School
Wales MTB Coaches
Scotland MTB Coaches
There is no doubt that there are more around, so if you know about an MTB coach near you or if you take courses and want to get featured then get in touch with us over Twitter @GrindingGearsUK or email at Editor (at) grindinggears.co.uk and we’ll sort it out!