Adult Coaching for all abilities


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 MTB core skills course 2022 dates TBC. Please email the Head Coach to express an interest and first refusal to book available places.

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 core skills that are progressive, with the aim to make you a more competent rider of the Bedgebury red route.

When booking you will be requested to complete a Rider Profile Form that will aid the coaches in planning for a successful day that will support your personal aims from the course


All courses run from 10.00am to 1pm. It will cost just £50 (£40 for members) for the 3-hour 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 by PayPal payment to and using a reference  format of ‘Coach-[your surname]