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Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills Courses


These  courses are held at the following venues :-

Lever Park, Rivington, near Bolton, Lancashire. BL6 7SB

Staveley and Kentmere Valley, South Lakes near Kendal LA8 9LR approximately 15 minutes from Jct 36 of the M6

Howgill Fells  Eden Valley 20 minutes from Jct 38 of the M6 CA17 4LL


If you are not sure which venue would best suit your personal needs please contact us

The aim of this course is to develop existing skills and to introduce new ones. You will be tackling advanced rocky/technical cross-country terrain. Completion of this course will equip the participant with the skills necessary to successfully ride the majority of natural cross country / purpose-built trails throughout the UK and Europe


What experience you will need...
It is strongly recommended that candidates first attend the Beginner Course. The intermediate course is aimed at people who have experience of riding some technical terrain and single track routes in the UK but are keen to improve their skills. Throughout this course, you will benefit from first-class instruction by a qualified mountain-bike instructor, developing your skills alongside people at a similar level and great off-road riding at this excellent venue.


Your fitness level...
This course takes place on advanced rocky/technical cross-country terrain. It is demanding and requires levels of fitness that will enable the rider to climb for longer periods of sustained effort (up to 10-15 mins of climbing).

This said, by their nature, the courses are instruction orientated where techniques are demonstrated and explained in detail; all participants will then attempt and re-attempt the techniques to optimise individual skill levels.

What you will learn...
The aims of this course are to reinforce and develop the skills previously learned on the Beginner Course, or develop existing skills. The course will also cover the following advanced techniques:-

On the day...
Course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm (approx).


Your bike...
It is strongly recommended that your bike be fitted with front suspension and off-road tyres for this course.

It is strongly recommended that the bike be fully serviced by a competent person prior to the course. Mountain Bike Skills suggest all riders using their own bike to bring with them a spare set of brake pads/blocks.

If you’re not sure of the suitability of your bike please contact us or you could consider hiring a bike for the day.
Bike Hire…

We have a selection of bikes for hire starting form as little as £15 per day for a basic hard-tail mountain bike with suspension forks.

Full suspension bikes are also available prices on request.

Further details and directions, will be emailed on receipt of booking / medical forms and payment (cheques payable to Mike Stafford or online)

Please check course dates for availability.

Cost of course = £79 - How to Book

Do you require advice on accommodation or transfers? contact Mike