** NOTE DATE CHANGE for Advanced Coaching days**
The club survey last year indicated that many MTB members would like some training. We are intending to provide this in two levels to try and cover as many of the regular club riders as possible. We have secured funding through the committee to be able to heavily subsidise the advanced course from club funds, whilst the intermediate course will be internally provided at zero cost to members.
The aim of the courses are to improve people’s general technique at all levels in typical riding situations, but also to help those that race XC.
1. Advanced – 1 Day Coaching
Aimed at the more technical riders in the club wishing to push their technical ability and speed over technical terrain.
Coach: Jay Williamson – see Jay in action at Cardinham http://vimeo.com/110517512
Location: Gawton Downhill Tracks
Dates: 1 day 10am – 3pm – please choose one day out of Friday 6, or Sat 7 or Sun 8th March 2015.
Groups of 6 riders per day.
Skill level required:
Riders should already be attempting jumps over at least a 2ft (0.7m) drop off. As a guide this means you should be happy jumping the two middle jumps on Joey’s lane, below Sheepstor. And able to ride steep mud and roots sections like the new hidden valley switchback descent, or able to clear the Dwarf Run descent.
Cost: £25 per person (subsidised 50%)
Intermediate – 3 or 4 Half Day/Evening sessionsFor anyone else wishing to improve skills on typical club Fun/Adventure rides.
No Minimum skill level, for regular Yogi MTB Riders.
Coaches: Windy and John
Dates: TBD, but starting end of March to April.
This will be delivered as a series of 3 or 4 half day or evening sessions during March / April
Location: Central Park, Cann Woods and Burrator.
These sessions are intended to be fun peer sessions where everyone involved can work on their general riding and technical skills. We will provide a progression of skills techniques that will help you to ride technical sections more fluently and with more confidence and speed.
The courses are for those that are paid up Yogi members. Priority will be given to those that ride regularly on club MTB rides.
Please register your interest by adding your name below in the comments, Advanced Riders MUST commit if they book, and will need to Pay £25. Intermediate are just registering an interest at this stage so we can gauge demand.
Important – Please indicate which course preference (advanced or intermediate) and if advanced, which is your preferred date.
I need to confirm the booking to Jay by 8th January for the advanced Course.