Mountain Bike Skills Coaching

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Anyone who has the drive to improve their performance and is open to advice can benefit from coaching.

If you would like to be confident/faster/more skillful on a bike working with me, on a one to one or group basis will help you progress your fitness and/or skill level.

As a mountain biker I have competed at elite level in cross country mountain biking nationally. Endurance stage races internationally and 12 and 24 hour solo competitions. My background in racing, knowledge and personal understanding of what it takes to perform at your best and train for the highs and lows of competition is what drives me forward and inspires me to become a better coach. I use my experiences to help my clients reach their goals whatever they may be. I am a British Cycling Level 2 mountain bike coach, L2 road racing coach and Breeze Ride Leader who is passionate about motivating others to get outside and life healthier lives whilst having fun.

Get in touch about how I can help you today.

Mountain Bike Skills Coaching

Based on the South Downs just 1 hour 30 mins from London, I run mountain bike & Pilates retreats, mountain bike skills coaching, guided mountain bike rides and family fun days – all designed to inspire confidence and improve performance.

I believe mountain biking should be accessible to all riders regardless of their fitness or skill levels. Whether it’s fun and relaxed mountain biking, riding some of the most stunning mountain bike trails the Surrey Hills or South Downs has to offer, developing your riding technique and confidence with qualified British Cycling coaches, I guarantee a positive and memorable experience.

Zero to Hero Beginners Mountain Bike Skills Course

My half day introduction to mountain biking course is designed for riders new to mountain biking or those who have not ridden their bikes in years. In a relaxed and friendly environment I will guide you through the fundamental cycling techniques, using video feedback to assist in your progression.

Learn core cycling techniques like:

  • The ready position (AKA “the attack position”)
  • Developing balance & coordination
  • Braking
  • Pedalling
  • Gear selection
  • Cornering
  • Climbing & descending

In addition, we will learn how to carry out a safe cycle check, how to correctly fit your helmet and how to set up your bike to ride.

Contact me for dates and to book

Cost: £65 p.p

Find Your Flow Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills Course

Are you comfortable riding the Blue singletrack trails? Do you want to develop your technique so you can tackle features on more challenging trails.

My three hour intermediate mountain bike skills course introduces techniques required for riding trail features like in different terrain.

The coaching sessions take place at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Swinley Forest or the Surrey Hills in small groups with a maximum number of 8 riders. The emphasis is on learning in a fun and relaxed environment with plenty of encouragement and video feedback.

Techniques covered include:

  • Weight shifting and balance
  • Manual front-wheel lift
  • Power-assisted front wheel lift
  • Rear wheel lift
  • Step-up
  • Rolling drop-offs
  • Pumping and absorbing
  • Negotiating rocky sections
  • Riding in mud and over roots
  • Technical climbing and descending
  • Cornering

Contact me for dates and to book

Cost: £125 p.p including lunch

Bespoke One-to-One Coaching

Private coaching sessions allow you to set your own goals and work towards them at your own pace. Get in touch about dates and times. I can do evening sessions as well as weekend and days.

£50 per hour from Queen Elizabeth Country Park

£60 per hour from Surrey Hills and Swinley Forest

£120 for two hours from Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Surrey Hills or Swinley Forest

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I run all kids cycling sessions through my cycling club Pedal 2 Pedal. To find out more about coaching to suit your children’s needs please click on a link below:

Learn to ride without stabiliers

Kids Holiday Camps

Kids Mountain bike academy

Family coaching

Excellent birthday party provided by Hannah at QECP for my sons 7th Birthday. Skills session followed by riding some of the blue trail, my son was in his element and it has inspired some of his friends to get out and ride. Thank you!

Charlotte

I wanted to say thanks so much for Saturday’s lesson, Noelle LOVED it and so much more excited about riding her bike now, super.

Jennifer Machin

Thanks for the email – Evie has progressed soon much!  She has been practising nearly everyday since her lesson with you and can ride up and down our garden now.

She still needs to work on her steering but she is absolutely loving it and is so so happy!

Your lesson really gave her the confidence that she needed.

Thank you so much.

Carol & Evie

Hannah’s a brilliant and engaging coach. She ran a day for us recently delivering a great mix of mountain bike skills in the morning, and then skills on the trails in the afternoon. She made the sessions interesting, challenging and rewarding for all of our riders at whatever standard they were from beginner to experienced. A great strength Hannah has is to be able to engage with each rider individually and help them improve their riding, whilst at the same time running the whole group session.  We’re looking forward to being coached by Hannah again in 2016.

Andrew Scout Leader

My 8 year old twins completed 2 courses in 2014 with pedal2pedal and loved both of them. They learned useful skills, feel more confident on their bikes. Absolutely love riding the trails in the QE park. Thank you Hannah. They are looking forward to the Christmas dash.

Janice Jackson

Vinnie learnt to ride his bike with one to one sessions with Hannah, he was quite nervous about his bike but she has given him so much confidence and he came on extremely quickly she was very clear and he found the lessons fun and has since joined her group session which he absolutely loves! Definitely recommend!

Holly, Vinnie's Mum

We contacted Hannah from pedal 2 pedal after many hours of frustration for both us and our son, as he tried to master the art of riding his bike without stabilisers!

I first contacted Hannah on the telephone to determine if she felt she could help Jacob with his cycling.  We easily agreed a mutually convenient time to meet at the QE country park.

On meeting Hannah, Jacob was immediately at ease and more than happy to follow her instruction.  Safety was paramount as Hannah ensured that he knew how to stop the bike before he started.  After only 15 mins of riding his bike without pedals, the pedals were put back on.  I was somewhat dubious that Jacob had learnt the skills to ride confidently with pedals but he cycled off straight away and continued to practise riding fast, slow, downhill, uphill for the rest of the hour session.

Hannah was very calm but confident with Jacob and made the session fun.  Jacob thoroughly enjoyed the session and is now keen to keep practising his cycling.

Overall the whole process from the first contact to completing the session was conducted in an easy and professional manner.  I would recommend pedal to pedal to anyone whose child is struggling to ride their bike confidently without stabilisers.

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My 6 year old daughter was struggling with setting off unassisted, and general bike control . After a 1 hour one-to-one session with Hannah, not only was she setting off on her own, but she was also braking safely and competently. I would recommend Hannah’s tuition to anyone with a similar situation to ours .

Esther Orlagh's Mum

My son has been part of the academy for over a year and I have been really impressed both with his progress and the calm assured way in which Hannah works! He loves being coached by Hannah and he can’t wait for his weekly coaching session! Hannah has also coached my wife who is a complete novice, my wife came back really happy with her session and is now much more confident on the trails. I would highly recommend pedal2pedal for coaching!

Phil Xavier's Dad

You couldn’t ask for a more passionate mountain bike coach than Hannah. If you’re looking to get your kids riding confidently on two wheels – or after some technique improvements for yourself – P2P is a great place to start!

Doug

The Pedal 2 Pedal level one course was well organised and well taught, Henry had a fantastic time – his ability improved and his confidence grew.  After the last session he came home and asked for a bigger bike which we got out of the garage and he is now using very happily.

Emma Winter

Thank-you very much for your superb coaching throughout the Fundamentals Levels 1 and 2 courses. Fred has the XC racing bug already, so get these key skills honed at a young age has already seen huge improvements in his technique and race ability. Here’s to a great 2015 season!

Seb Fred and Edith's Dad

Our son (8) and daughter (6) attended the level 1 fundamentals course in Autumn 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed it.  When we asked if they were interested in attending a Christmas festive event organised by Hannah, they were very excited, and will also be taking part in the level 2 course in Spring 2015.Hannah’s coaching style was perfect, building solid foundation skills with a healthy dose of fun and encouragement!

Simon Sam and Ellie's Dad
Sue was really pleased she did the ride and realised she didn’t wobble anymore thanks to Hannah’s coaching.
Sue has since joined 2 Breeze rides with the 2nd ride being 16 miles!  Sue has booked places for another 2 Breeze rides.  I suggested a Ride Social for her Husband.  They both joined the ride.
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A Husband of one lady left a comment on our facebook page: He said the sessions were brilliant and had never known his Wife so keen to get out on the roads.  Although he did have to buy her a new bike!

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One lady said the coaching has helped her regain her confidence and given her a new lease of life.

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