Thursday, 19 June 2014
BPW Launch Bespoke Coaching
BikePark Wales are delighted to announce the launch of their Coaching Programme.
BikePark was has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s premier riding destinations, with trails to suit all abilities. It has always been an aim to add to the offering at BikePark Wales with an accessible, high quality coaching programme that helps riders to improve their riding skills in a safe and supportive environment. It has taken longer than expected to finalise the coaching programme at BikePark Wales but if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing properly!
BikePark Wales aims to be the UK’s first centre of excellence for mountain bike coaching. Using a unique coaching programme designed specifically for us by Ian Warby and Richard Kelly of B1ke, our skills sessions help to break down each fundamental skill into its key elements enabling you to improve your riding and understand not only how to improve but also the science behind why. As adults the “why” gives us the trust in our equipment, ourselves and the coaching we receive.
Part of what makes our coaching package so strong is the use of video analysis. The ability to see that what you feel you are doing is not necessarily what you are actually doing can be very enlightening. It can help riders to identify mistakes that are holding them back and helps riders to work through these with the help of our highly trained coaches.
BikePark Wales offers a fantastic place to learn, with green trail through to black trails, there is no limit to riders development and progress. By breaking down skills into key elements our coaching ensures the skills learnt here are transferable and applicable in all trail situations.
Whether you are an experienced rider looking to further improve your technical skills with coaching, or a complete beginner to the sport looking to pick up the fundamentals to get going, we have the coaching session to suit. Initially BikePark Wales will offer the following courses, but we also offer 1 to 1 coaching and private groups. Each course is tailored to the group ensuring all riders take away the skills they need to improve.
BikePark Wales Courses
1. Park Essentials and Core Skills
Ideal for first time bike park riders but by no means only for beginners. We will coach you through the fundamental techniques required to have you descending safely and with confidence.
2. Rhythm and flow
Have you ever wondered how some riders manage to carry more speed and ride with seemingly less effort and more confidence? This course holds the answers. If smooth confident and efficient riding over all terrain is your goal look no further.
3. Carving Corners
Often a neglected skill in favour of drops and jumps, however corners can be the most fun part of a trail. Come and learn to ride faster and smoother round corners.
4. Drop Zone
Are you taking the chicken line or walking round drops? This module helps you take the next step and will help you to develop confidence to land softly and smoothly.
5. Jump Starter
From small tabletops to large gaps, get the technique right and you can build up to safely tackle larger features with new confidence.
6. DH Race Improver
Want to get your head in the zone and knock seconds off your time, this course will help you do it! BikePark Wales is the UK's premier mountain bike destination with trails to suit all riding styles and
abilities. There are options to pedal up as well as a fast and efficient uplift service.
Sessions are available to book immediately on the BikePark Wales website with the first sessions starting as soon as Friday 27th June.