BFCC remains committed to providing sport education and skill development for all our members. The Committee continues to invest in developing coaches with plans to train more coaches in MTB specific skill levels of expertise to match the growing demands of our membership.
All BFCC courses will be led by two British Cycling qualified coaches and aims to develop the core skills to support riders in improving their enjoyment of the 13km off-road single track at Bedgebury Forest.
This year we have developed our Adult coaching session to reflect the busy lives of our members, where time is limited and needs to be balanced with other family commitments. Therefore, we are offering a series of early-morning (one-hour) sessions that looks at various techniques required to be a competent and skilled rider in an off-road environment, although the skills learnt can apply to any cycling discipline. Although you can book an individual session/s that you think you need, we highly recommend that you attend all 8 sessions, as these are progressive in the technical development of riders.
This intermediate level series of sessions are aimed at riders who ride regularly and understand the basic principles of cycling ideally, but not essentially, in an off-road environment.
Our goal is to make the off-road cycling exciting and to encourage you to develop your newly learnt skills through regular riding. Our qualified and highly experience coaches are dedicated to passing on the techniques that look so easy, but can prove so difficult to execute. The dedicated coaching area continually evolves and provides a safe & friendly environment in which all riders of can achieve new skills and confidence.
Adult one-hour skills sessions
- Each session will hold a maximum of 8 riders, on a first come basis.
- Sign-in at our Training Area – prompt at 8.15am to avoid missing briefings
- Recommend that riders join-in the BFCC Club ride afterwards – starts 10am
- To maximise goal outcomes for the Jumping session, we advise attendance of sessions 1, 2 & 5 as a minimum, is highly recommended.
- Saturday 21st April – 8.15am to 9.30am – Front Wheel Lifts
- Saturday 12th May – 8.15am to 9.30am – Rear Wheel Lifts
- Saturday 9th June – 8.15am to 9.30am – Effective Cornering
- Saturday 16th June – 8.15am to 9.30am – Step-over & Step-up
- Saturday 21st July – 8.15am to 9.30am – Drop-off’s (Manual & Power Assist)
- Saturday 25th Aug – 8.15am to 9.30am – Effective Climbing
- Saturday 8th Sept – 8.15am to 9.30am – Effective decending (Bomb-hole)
- Saturday 22nd Sept – 8.15am to 9.30am – Jumping table-top
We aim to set the development of the session at a pace and level driven by the group. Please provide as much detail within your Rider Profile Form that will aid the coaches in planning for a successful session.
Ladies Introduction to Off-Road Skills
- Sunday 13th May 2018.
Our Ladies Coach, Ali, will lead this day and look to set the development of the riders at a pace and level driven by the group. With none of the usual male bravado, which proved to be very successful on previous Ladies only course, you will be able to relax and learn at your own pace.
You can book either a single session or (as recommended) book a place for all 8 sessions on the intermediate skills courses. These sessions run from 8.15am to 9.30am and held in our dedicated training area. At £20 per session or between £120-£140 for all 8 sessions, offers excellent value-for-money for riders.
We encourage riders to join-in with the weekly BFCC Club ride afterwards, which starts at 10am from the bike wash area and is a great way of practicing your new skills and meeting like-minded riders. Participation is FREE.
The Ladies one-day course will run from 10.00am to 3pm. It will cost just £55 (£50 for members) for the one-day course, so book early to avoid disappointment as places will be limited to just 8 riders on a first come basis.
To book please download the Booking Form (including Rider Profile form) and sent to our Head Coach along with a cheque payable to Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club.
To book please download the BFCC Adult Booking Form 2018 (including Rider Profile form) and sent to our Head Coach along with a cheque payable to Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club.
The development of our two Junior Clubs provides the dedicated coaching programme for Junior members. Please follow the following links for details: