Kids Mountain Bike Coaching
Our mountain biking activities for kids feature the same principles and high standards of coaching as our adult programs. Run by British Cycling highly qualified coaches our children’s mountain bike camps and guided adventures happen every school holiday from Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Kingley Vale and other locations in Hampshire and West Sussex.
We understand that all children are different, learn in different ways and progress at different speeds which is why we run three main groups for our mountain bike camps.
Beginners Camps – on these mountain bike camps for beginners we look at the principles of riding a bike off road safely from body position, pedalling and gear selection. Our beginners camps tend to be for riders aged between 5 and 8 years old. However if you have an older rider who is not used to riding off road we would suggest starting here.
Intermediate Camps – these are perfect for riders aged 7 to 11 who are used to riding off road single track trails graded green and blue. On our intermediate mountain bike camp we shall build on their skills working with each young rider to improve their bike handling and confidence. Techniques they may learn could include front wheel lifts, manuals and track stands.
Advance Camps – For riders over 11 years old riding blue and red trails with confidence. On these camps we may include the fundamentals of jumping, race practise and drops. These camps are sometimes run from a private location near Frimley or from Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
All sessions are designed to be fun and challenge all abilities of cyclist. By keeping the groups small we will work with each young rider to help them achieve their full potential.
Adventure Rides – Come and explore the South Downs National Park with us, mountain bike adventures for the over 8’s. Rides will include basic map reading, plenty of rest and snack stops, mountain biking related games, basic map reading and trail skills as well as the chance to have a real outdoor adventure. Our 3-hour adventure rides are suitable for competent riders, able to use their gears effectively, over 8 years old, riding blue trail centres with confidence on both the ups and the downs.
We also offer learn to ride sessions for children 3+ who are struggling to learn to ride a bike without stabilisers.
To book click on the camp below which best suits your child, if in doubt get in touch and we can help you pick the suitable mountain bike session for your child.