MTB Skills Coaching

Whether you’re a complete beginner to mountain biking or a competent rider wishing to advance your skills, Wheelism offers coaching and courses which can be tailored to suit your needs. All of our MTB courses are offered on a group or a one-to-one basis and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. Please read our reviews or contact us for more details.

You can find a calendar of upcoming coaching courses at the bottom of this page, or get in touch if you have specific dates in mind.

And if you’re looking for somewhere to stay to attend a course, check out our local accommodation page!

Core Skills MTB Course


Our Core Skills MTB course will give you the confidence and skills to head off-road, enabling you to ride singletrack safely and enjoyably. The Core Skills MTB course is a 3 hr course covering all the basics of mountain biking:

  • Bike Set-up and Safety Check
  • Riding position on the bike
  • Balance and movement on the bike
  • Gear Selection for efficient riding
  • Effective Controlled Braking
  • Ascending and Descending techniques
  • Cornering
  • Small step ups and step downs

Fly & Flow (Intermediate) MTB Course


Our Fly & Flow (Intermediate) MTB course will help you to build on skills learned on the beginners course, enabling you to ride technical trails with more confidence and greater speed. TheĀ  course is a 3hr course covering all the basics and then focusing on the following skills:

  • Wheel lifts (powered and manual)
  • Bunny Hops and Trail Hops
  • Step Ups
  • Drop Offs
  • Cornering (berms, flat and off-camber turns)
  • Energy Management

Advanced MTB Course


Our Advanced MTB course is aimed at competent riders who wish to hone their skills on advanced terrain. The Advanced MTB course is a 1 day course covering the following skills:

  • Suspension Tuning
  • Jumps and drops
  • Cornering (berms, flat and off-camber turns)
  • Advanced Energy Management for efficient riding

To get the most from our Advanced MTB course we recommend doing a one-to-one course, as this will give the instructor plenty of time to focus on your specific riding style, ensuring that you progress as much as possible during the session.

Your Coach:

Steve Beech has been riding MTB for the last 30 years, coaching for the last 14 years, and ran the bike shop at Coed y Brenin for 8 years. He runs sessions for the local kids’ MTB club – Dreigiau Coed y Brenin Dragons, as well as group sessions for local schools and outdoor centres.

A British Cycling certified MTB Coach with Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Award, Cytech Level 2 mechanic and DT Swiss Wheelbuilder certificates to boot, he’s got all the skills and experience to ensure you get the most progression from your coaching session.

Steve Beech

Upcoming Coaching Courses:

We currently have no dates for these events. Please contact us if you have a date in mind - we'll try our best to accommodate!