Adult Coaching for all abilities

Introduction

BFCC remains committed to providing sport education and skill development for all our members. The Committee continues to invest and review the sports development in order to support the growing demands of our membership. The Club is rightly proud that we are recognised as an all-inclusive Club and welcome all riders of all abilities.

Our adult courses will be led by two British Cycling coaches and aims to develop the core skills to support riders in improving their enjoyment of the 13km off-road single track or the family trails at Bedgebury Forest. The course/s will look at the various techniques required to be a safe, competent and skilled rider in either multi-users family trails or an off-road environment, although the skills learnt can apply to any cycling discipline or activity.

The courses are aimed at a wide spectrum of riders from those who haven’t ridden a bike for years to people who ride regularly and understand the basic principles of cycling, but not necessarily in an off-road environment. We will cover many aspects of mountain biking skills, which look to develop & build on from your current riding ability and skills.

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 committed to passing on the techniques that look so easy & yet can prove so difficult to execute. The dedicated coaching area continually evolves and provides a safe & friendly environment in which all riders can achieve new skills and confidence.

The coaching team will initially be offering a limited number of courses, although more sessions may be considered upon demand from our members:

Adult beginners’ course

Beginners course – 24th July

This course is aimed at the new member riders, where it has been far too many years since you last rode a bike. Reasons for booking this course will vary for taking up the sport again, from wanting to ride with your children, gain fitness or rekindle the passion for riding a bike.

Adult Intermediate course

Intermediate course – 19th June FULLY BOOKED

We look to set the development of the riders at a pace and level driven by the group. You will already be a confident rider, maybe in another discipline, and looking to develop MTB skills. Please provide as much detail within your Rider Profile Form that will aid the coaches in planning for a successful day.

Booking

All courses run from 10.00am to 2pm. It will cost just £50 (£40 for members) for the half-day course, so book early to avoid disappointment as places will be limited to a maximum of 8 riders on a first come basis. Under British Cycling guidance to coaches, there must be a minimum of 3 riders for the course.

To book please download the Booking Form (including Rider Profile form) and send to our Head Coach. Payment must be made in advance to confirm your place and can be complete either by:

  • sending a cheque payable to Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club with your booking form, or
  • PayPal payment to payment@boarsonbikes.co.uk and using reference ‘Coach-[your surname]

Junior members
The development of our two Junior Clubs provides the dedicated coaching schedule for Junior members. Please follow the following links for more details: