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. 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 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 can achieve new skills and confidence.
The coaching team will initially be offering three courses, although more dates may become available upon demand from our members:
Adult beginners’ course
Sunday 2nd June 2019 – 9am – 12pm
This course is aimed at the ‘born-again’ rider, 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
Sunday 5th May 2019 – 9am – 12pm
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 successful day.
Ladies Off-Road Skills Course
Sunday 12th May 2019 – 9am – 12pm
Our Ladies Coach 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.
All courses run from 10.00am to 2pm. It will cost just £35 (£30 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.
Junior members The development of our two Junior Clubs provides the dedicated coaching programme for Junior members. Please follow the following links for details:
NOTE: If you are interested in coaching, then please email Gary Scott – Head Coach with your enquiry.