Posts about MTB Coaching or Bikeability training
I had the pleasure today of leading a group of young people with additional learning challenges (and their helpers) around the trails of Coed y Brenin. The 3 day trip organised by Mark Browne from Surrey YMCA led on from their riding around the Bedgebury Forest closer to home and provided a tougher terrain for […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
2014 is starting out rather damp, but thankfully my first coaching session of the year was well-timed to take advantage of one of the few brief haituses that have occurred between the near-incessant downpours. Rob wanted to improve his confidence, especially on rocky descents and so, after some practice moving around the bike and riding […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
And so that was summer. It felt like one of those summers we had when we were kids – it went on for ages. Glorious golden days, with long hazy evenings, stretching out into seeming eternity. Due to the weather pattern of recent summers I expected it to finish at any moment, so spent lots […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s hard to believe. It’s so long ago since it last happened I’d forgotten exactly what it was. It’s summer!!! Proper flipping summer!!!! The sun is hot and everything!!!!! And…(a big ‘And’)…it’s in Wales!!!!!! I seriously struggle to express just how beautiful Wales is when the sun is shining, when you’ve got mates around, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The snow is finally thawing, the temperatures are almost into double figures, and the daffodils are lining the roads as I ride through the Welsh countryside. It’s finally beginning to look like Spring is sprung. I’m not the only one feeling it either; it’s been a record Easter at Coed y Brenin, and lots of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
GISDA is a charitable company based in Caernarfon “offering vulnerable people in our society the opportunity to improve their quality of life so they aren’t disadvantaged because of poverty.” This week they brought a group of young people to Coed y Brenin to have a go at mountain biking, and I was their coach and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I had the pleasure of running a coaching session for Iago and Steffan’s 9th birthdays last week at Coed y Brenin. They and 6 of their best friends braved the weather (it didn’t turn out too bad in the end) and headed out with me onto the trails…. Subjects we covered included braking (relative stopping […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wheelism is once again offering guided night riding sessions at the dark and magical Coed y Brenin over the coming months. If you’ve ever fancied giving night riding a go but aren’t sure about splashing out that much cash on a set of lights, then come along and hire some lights too! We have pairs […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You don’t get days like these very often. In fact they rarely happen at all. It started with an early morning blast around the Minotaur trail at Coed y Brenin – they’ve just opened the 3rd loop, which climbs parallel to the River Gain towards the waterfalls on the Gain and Mawddach rivers. It’s a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This week I’ve had the pleasure to run some sessions for Machynlleth Youth Club as part of the Powys Xtreme series of summer activities. Day One was at Coed y Brenin, looking at some underlying MTB skills that can help any rider to improve their riding – braking, wheel lifts, cornering etc. We followed up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.