Rider Development Sessions


Our youth development sessions are aimed at over 13’s looking to improve their MTB riding skills and racing ability. It’s aimed at riders who can already ride on red singletrack trails but may need the right hints and tips to improve their flow and gain confidence. We’ll cover manuals, wheelies, jumps and drops as well as core techniques in cornering and pumping alongside key skills for repairing bikes on the trailside repairs and helping others in need.

Sessions running from Queen Elizabeth Country Park in partnership with British Cycling.

Book here for 7th March

Book here for 21st March



For young mountain bikers who already ride on red singletrack trails. We will help them build their singletrack mountain bike skills like cornering, front wheel lifts and tackling trail obstacles on varied terrain. Our expert coaches will guide young mountain bikers and provide a safe environment so that they can access more difficult singletrack trails and push their ability. From learning how to jump properly to finding control and confidence on steep and natural trails, our mountain bike coaches will provide the knowledge and expertise for these young riders to excel.

These sessions start with the basics of bike setup, body positioning, physics and human physiology before getting onto the mud and into nature.

NOTE - Riders are expected to bring their own bikes in good working condition, fitted with FLAT pedals.  You must also bring clipless pedals to swap over if required.

All riders must also bring a completed parental consent form (see link)

Helmets are compulsory.

Please also bring a snack, drink and clothing suitable for the weather conditions, spare inner tubes, pump and relevant toolkit.  Café facilities available onsite.

Entries will close on the Thursday before the event at 11.55pm.

Link below to printable parental consent form: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/Rider_Information_and_Coaching_Consent_Form_2017.doc Link below to BC Talent Development Pathway Booklet: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/gb_team/2018/Talent_Development_Handbook_2018.pdf
Event promoted by the British Cycling talent development team in partnership with Pedal 2 Pedal and regional staff. Development Centres support riders with their first step on the talent pathway as well as current riders who have been engaged in RSR and Apprentice programmes.  Online entry is used to support the tracking of riders through the pathway. Youth A/B riders only.  Sessions will focus on higher level skills development, race fitness, race tactics and race craft and will be supplemented by occasional workshops/forums (training, diet, bike maintenance etc.)
  • Parking is not included