COACHING SESSIONS & TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS

Develop the skills to progress to the next level

We have a passion for cycling and are dedicated to giving the best quality coaching. The majority of our coaching takes place at a purpose-built, skills park near Mui Wo, Lantau Island. The park offers areas with woodwork, uneven terrain, and berms to practice the fundamentals of trail riding. For those looking to improve and master their bike handling skills the Mui Wo Bike Park offers pump tracks, a variety of jump lines and various trails from flowy trails to technical downhill runs. We’re just 40 minutes from Central, HK. We also offer training all over Hong Kong – we can teach you anything from basic balancing and body movement to experienced line choice and jumping techniques.

Choosing the right bike and equipment is essential for your comfort and also your safety. This is why we asses your needs and find the perfect fit for you. Bikes are included in your lessons, we have a fleet of well maintained and up to date bikes to guide you through your day. A variety of different sized helmets means you will stay safe at all times.

​​Coaching Levels:

  • GREEN:
    You are relatively new to cycling, you can comfortably ride on the road in traffic and are comfortable cycling on gravel roads, but you’re looking for something more….

  • BLUE:
    You can comfortably ride on non-technical forest paths, you may well have visited a trail centre/mtb trail, but you're looking to extend your skills base and tackle some more technical trails…

  • RED:
    You have significant experience and have ridden at a trail centre several times. You’re comfortable on technical climbs and descents, but again you’re looking for a broader skills base and the ability to tackle any obstacle on any trail…

  • BLACK:
    You live and breathe cycling. You’re a regular user of Trail centres and are have probably taken your bike abroad…

  • DIAMOND:
    Your next step is the pro-contract. We can help you with specific problems in your riding arsenal. At this level, it is as much a mental game as it is a practical skills one…

MASTERING Blue TRAILS

$750 (half day) - 2½ hours 
$1,200 (full day) - 5 hours
(min 2 participants)
Coaching ratio - 1:2 up to 1:5

Maybe you're completely new to mountain biking, or perhaps you're a little more experienced, but you've never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road. Possibly you've tried some technical trails, but lacked confidence and scared yourself a few times?

Our Mastering Blue Trails course will give you the core skills to get out in the woods tackling technical trails with confidence and commitment.

Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You'll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on singletrack trails. You'll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

Course outline

The skills taught and practised on a Mastering Blue Trails course include:

  • Bike Set-up
    Pre-ride checks
    Choosing the right tyre pressures
    Setting your saddle height for off-road riding

  • Mind Skills
    Relaxing on the bike and staying loose
    Riding within yourself to stay in control

  • Body Position & Movement
    The Ready Position
    Moving around the bike in three dimensions
    Dynamic weight shift

  • Speed Control
    Braking safely and effectively
    When and where to brake

  • Cornering
    Cornering with speed and confidence

  • Trail Obstacles
    Negotiating trail obstacles

  • Climbing & Descending
    Negotiating steep terrain
    Rolling drops & bomb holes

  • Trail Flow Reading the trail

    Is this course right for me?

     

Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you're perfect for this course:

  • You're new to mountain biking, may have never tried riding off-road or have tried just once or twice

  • You can already confidentally ride a bike, but may not know how to use your gears or brakes correctly

  • You can already ride comfortably on the road or smooth off-road trails such as tow paths, forest roads or easy bridleways

  • You participate in formal exercise at least once per week, though not necessarily on a bike

  • You can ride on flat or moderately steep terrain at a steady pace

  • You can ride for at least an hour comfortably

  • You are aged 18 and over unless accompanied by an adult also participating on the course

MASTERING RED TRAILS - TRAIL CENTRE SKILLS

$750 (half day) - 2½ hours 
$1,200 (full day) - 5 hours
(min 2 participants)
Coaching ratio - 1:2 up to 1:5

Have you reached a plateau in your mountain biking and can't seem to ride faster on technical terrain without fear of falling off? Maybe you've tried a few red graded bike park trails, but lacked the confidence to hit technical sections as hard as you would like? Our Mastering Red Trails course will build upon your fundamentals give you a toolbox of mountain bike skills that you can apply to any terrain, in any location, and any in conditions; be it a gnarly wet root section on Tai Mo Shan or a steep rock roll on Chi Ma Wan. Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in your confidence on technical trails. You will be able to tackle rougher terrain and trickier corners with greater control and negotiate bigger trail obstacles and moderate drops with confidence and commitment.

Course outline

The skills taught and practised on a Mastering Red Trails course include:

  • Bike Set-up
    Pre-ride checks
    Choosing the right tyre pressures
    Dropper posts usage and set-up
    Setting up your forks

  • Mind Skills
    Relaxing on the bike and staying loose
    Riding within yourself to stay in control
    Positive thinking and visualisation
    Dismissing distractions to maintain concentration and commitment
    Developing confidence through fundamentals instead of luck

  • Body Position & Movement
    Weighting & unweighting the bike

  • Speed Control
    Speed management on steep terrain
    Carrying speed on the trail
    Maintaining speed over rocks and roots

  • Cornering
    Leaning the bike for grip on loose surfaces
    Weighting the bike (bars and pedals) for additional grip
    Riding off camber sections

  • Trail Obstacles
    Using Manual Front Wheel Lifts to negotiate obstacles
    Manual dropping roots and steps

  • Trail Flow
    Reading and breaking down the trail into sections

Is this course right for me?

Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you're perfect for this course:

  • You're fairly new to mountain biking or have not been riding off-road regularily for more than a year or so

  • You have may have tried green, blue or even red graded singletrack trails before at a trail centre or similar venue

  • You can already ride a bike and are familiar with the usage of your gears and brakes

  • You can already ride comfortably on smooth trails such as tow paths, forest roads and easy bridleways

  • You participate in formal exercise at least once per week, though not necessarily on a bike

  • You can ride on flat or moderately steep terrain at a steady pace

  • You can ride for at least two hours comfortably

  • You are aged 18 and over unless accompanied by an adult also participating on the course

MASTERING BLACK TRAILS 

$750 (half day) - 2½ hours 
$1,200 (full day) - 5 hours
(min 2 participants)
Coaching ratio - 1:2 up to 1:5

Stop avoiding the black lines & sail over tricky drop-offs and gaps

Do you freeze up when you approach a tricky drop or jump? Does your body tense, your mind panic and your confidence desert you? And when you do get the better of your fear do you feel you are getting by on pure luck rather than good technique?

If this sounds like you then perhaps our Mastering Black Trails course might be able to help. Our highly experienced coaches will take you through the techniques necessary to fly over drops and jumps and to land feather light and in control.

After your course you will receive a massive boost in confidence on drops and jumps so that riding them with skill and in good style will become second nature. Terrain that's seemingly out of reach today should move well within your grasp.

Course outline

The skills usually taught and practised on the Mastering Black Trails course can include:

  • Bike Set-up
    Pre-ride checks

  • Mind Skills
    Relaxing on the bike and staying loose
    Riding within yourself to stay in control
    Positive thinking and visualisation
    Dismissing distractions to maintain concentration and commitment
    Developing confidence through fundamentals instead of luck

  • Drops
    Manual dropping large roots and steps (up to 1m)
    Wheelie dropping large roots and steps (up to 1m)
    Steep committing Rolling drops

  • Jumps
    Elements of a jump: approach, airtime and landing
    Jumping to flat
    Jumping to a transition
    Tabletops and doubles (up to a bike length)

Is this course right for me?
 

Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you're perfect for this course:

If you have never received any professional mountain bike coaching before, we strongly suggest that you practise regularly for at least a month to consolidate the learnings before booking this course​

  • You have significant experience of riding off road, you are a regular mountain biker (at least once a week), and will have tried red and perhaps black graded singletrack trails before at a trail centre or similar venue

  • You have your own mountain bike (we have bikes available to hire if your bike is not available)

  • You can already ride confidently on steep, narrow singletrack trails with large rocks, root fans, steps, rollable drop-offs and other technical trail features

  • You can already execute a proper Weight Shift Manual and can manual drop small rollable drop-offs (up to 50cm) at walking pace. 

  • You are confident with carrying speed around flat and off-camber corners using correct technique; leaning the bike underneath you, weighting the pedals for traction and countersteering. 

  • You participant in formal exercise more than twice a week, at least two of these sessions is on a bike and and at least one of these sessions is technical mountain biking

  • You can ride up steep terrain at a steady pace

  • You can ride for at least three hours comfortably

  • You are aged 18 and over unless accompanied by an adult also participating on the course

PRIVATE TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

$900 (half day) - 2½ hours 
$1,500 (full day) - 5 hours
Coaching ratio - 1:1 

Design a course just for you
 

If none of our other private skills sessions or workshops suit your specific requirements, you can choose your own session focus in order to zero in on your particular goals and aspirations.

Private tuition gives you the option of working on your particular problems and difficulties for as long as you wish. So if you're lacking confidence on slippery roots, shiver at the thought of a rocky drop-off or just want help in finding your flow, book a private coaching session for yourself or group of friends.

You can choose from a half day session or spend a full day with us. However, we recommend a split between formal coaching and a coached guided afternoon ride if you choose the full day option.

 

Technique focussed sessions

Or you could focus on a specific skill or weakness .

  • Advanced Speed control

  • Berms, switchbacks and hairpins

  • Bunny hops and lateral bunny hops

  • Climbing; skills and efficiency

  • Cornering skills

  • Coaster manuals

  • Gap jumping

  • Manuals, rear wheel lifts and powered front-wheel lifts

  • Mind skills

  • Rolling, manual and wheelie drop-offs

  • Pre-jumping

  • Pumping

  • Steep terrain skills

  • Tackling rocks, roots and steps

  • Trail flow and energy management

Mini Shredders Sessions

Is this course for you? 
 

  • Aged: 7-11

  • If you want to learn new skills & have fun on your bike.

  • Learn to stay safe on the trails & meet new friends.

  • Explore the different trails in the forest.

  • Must be on a pedal mountain bike with two brakes.
     

What you’ll learn:

  • How to stand on your bike.

  • moving around on the bike.

  • Flat and bermed corners.

  • Small drop off’s.

  • How to approach trails safely.

  • Building fundamentals.
     

Details:
 

  • You must be able to attend all 3 days. 3:30pm-6pm

  • We will use user: Green, Blue, the skills area and some Red trails.

  • Bikes are not included – Bike hire is available at Friendly Bicycle Shop.

$1,800 (3 Day Course)
(min 2 participants)
Coaching ratio - 1:2 up to 1:5

Young Guns Sessions

Is this course for you? 
 

  • Aged: 11-15

  • If you want to learn new skills & have fun on your bike.

  • You can already ride blue and some red graded trails.

  • Learn to go faster on your bike.

  • You want to get some air time.
     

What you’ll learn:
 

  • We will cover any of the fundamentals from the mini-shredders course but in more depth.

  • Small – medium sized drop-offs.

  • Getting air off jumps.

  • Using the trail to gain speed instead of peddling.

  • Technical trails.

  • Getting comfortable on red trails, moving towards black trails.
     

Details:
 

  • You must be able to attend all 3 days. 4:30pm-7pm

  • We will use user: blue, red, black trails and the skills area.

  • Bikes are not included – Bike hire is available at Friendly Bicycle Shop

$1,800 (3 Day Course)
(min 2 participants)
Coaching ratio - 1:2 up to 1:5

 

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