Category Archives: Coaching

Posts about MTB Coaching or Bikeability training

  • Coaching with Surrey YMCA at Coed y Brenin

    Posted on May 29, 2015 by wheelist in Coaching.

    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 […]

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  • Coaching at Coed y Brenin

    Posted on January 14, 2014 by wheelist in Coaching.

    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 […]

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  • What came around went around.

    Posted on September 26, 2013 by wheelist in Coaching, Guiding, Riding.

    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 […]

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  • Summer.

    Posted on July 14, 2013 by wheelist in Coaching, Guiding, Riding.

    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 […]

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  • Spring is in the air (at last).

    Posted on April 13, 2013 by wheelist in Coaching.

    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 […]

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  • GISDA – supporting young people (and riding bikes!)

    Posted on February 24, 2013 by wheelist in Coaching.

    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 […]

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  • Sometimes work just isn’t.

    Posted on February 19, 2013 by wheelist in Coaching.

    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 […]

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  • After the sun goes down….

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by wheelist in Coaching, Riding.

    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 […]

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  • Days like these….

    Posted on August 1, 2012 by wheelist in Coaching, Riding.

    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 […]

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  • Powys Xtreme 2012

    Posted on July 28, 2012 by wheelist in Coaching.

    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 […]

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