I did my 2nd course with Gareth on 27th November. Previously I'd done the Progression course which I found really helpful. On this course it was time to get some air ! The Jump course was really useful and great fun, which is something I've enjoyed very much about Gareth's style of coaching. There's are definite goals to it all, but at such a relaxed pace that you never feel that you're struggling or not achieving. I would certainly recommend Gareth's coaching sessions to anyone. Whether you're new to Mountain Biking, or like me a bit long in the tooth but wanting to eliminate all those bad habits !
Really great day yesterday being coached by Gareth. Received great tips on technique and positioning, it makes you stop and really think about how your riding. I took a lot from the day and would definitely recommend Gareth without hesitation. Even learnt how to do an American bunny hop which I'd been trying to do for ages!
Great day with Gareth and a group of old school and Uni mates. Gareth knows the Peak District area well and took us on some challenging and rewarding climbs and descents!All very good and then a good pub beer garden with the sun shining as well. He made sure we all completed the trails and gave very good tips and advice along the way.Highly recommended!
Did the Progression course on Saturday. Having been off the bike for a few years, Gareth gave me the confidence and advice I needed to tackle most of the challenges we took on through out the day. He gives clear calm instruction in a laid back fashion. Fantastic day in Dalby with a great bunch of guys. Cheers Gareth.
Would 100% recommend mission mountain biking. Had a 1:1 day to concentrate on skills for jumps prior to my Annual trip to the alps. I’m practicing all my skills now and it’s made a massive difference to my DH riding.
I had a great day with Gareth and I learnt a lot. He gave me knowledge, understanding and the ability to have confidence in what I was doing. Clear instruction with support and recorded evidence to help with technique. A great place to learn and reinforce the skills learnt . After some practice from the day I shall be enrolling on to the Progressive Course and learn some more to develop my biking ability. Many thanks to Gareth for the day.
Went on the progression course in June after a fall had knocked out my confidence. I was nervous and anxious, however, Gareth made me feel much more relaxed. I have since being practising as much as i can with the skills Gareth taught me on the day. These have been invaluable and my riding has improved greatly. I even attempted my first downhill trail at Antur Stiniog . This would not have been possible without the lessons on the day. Great bunch of people too! Highly recommend Gareth, and i will be back for more lessons!!
I went on the beginners course yesterday with Gareth and had an absolutely amazing day! Did things that I would never have had the confidence to do before and wouldn't have even looked at! Gareth has a really good teaching style, makes you feel comfortable, includes everyone and encourages you to push yourself when you need to, getting the best out of everyone! I was lucky enough to be with a great group aswell which made the day eve more enjoyable! Well worth booking on if you need to increase your confidence and learn key MTB skills. I will definitely be looking to book on to a progression course to keep improving! 😊
Had a great day on the beginners course today, was lucky to have a great bunch of people on the course as well. Gareth was a brilliant instructor and I believe everyone came away a lot more confident on their bikes and able to do things they wouldn't have done before. Really glad I booked on and would definitely recommend.
It was one of the best day on mtb. I enjoyed it to the bits. I did learn so much. To learn eventually how to bunny hop put a biggest grim on my face for a long time. Highly recommend training with Gareth for beginners and experience riders. Thanks a lot Gareth.
an absolute gent who fully understands different needs of people and can change his coaching style to obtain great results. a day in torrential rain but Gareth smiled all day. can't recommend highly enough
Gareth guided us on a peaks tour yesterday, was thoroughly enjoyable the whole day. Gareth advice and knowledge was invaluable to make it a great day. Would highly recommend this experience and will be repeating at a later date.
Had the coaching course in Dalby yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gareth is a great coach and works on all aspects of riding with a definite focus on your specific needs. Would definitely recommend - whatever your level!
Beginner course Sunday 21st Apr 2019. Great day, Gareth is a superb coach, felt really safe and progressed from complete beginner to being able to tackle some red route terrain with confidence. Really enjoyed the day and really appreciated how Gareth worked at our pace and fitness levels. I cannot recommend highly enough. Thanks Again.
On behalf of @theparkkilnwick we would like to highly recommend Gareth as a coach. His session with our youth group (Kilnwick Parklings) held at Dalby Forest was exceptional. Gareth pitched the skills session at exactly the appropriate level and was highly professional. Our teenagers are extremely keen for more sessions with Gareth (and we struggle to find activities that they want to try once, let alone repeatedly)!
I did the Progression course at the weekend. It was a fantastic course that covered a lot. Gareth was a great coach and the videos really helped. I definitely finished the day a better rider thank you!
Great day with Gareth at Dalby today, I wanted to improve my drop offs but got so much more out of the day. I've came away with loads to work on but achieved much more than I expected to. Highly recommend mission mountain biking to anyone at any level who wants to improve there mountain biking.
Awesome day at Dalby forest! Gareth did a tailored course for me and a group of friends, we discussed before what different skills we would like to learn and he designed a bespoke day for us. We all had a really fun day and learnt lots! I'm feeling a lot more confident now and ready to practice my new found skills! If anyone is looking to build their confidence mountain biking Gareth is your man!!
I completed a course with Gareth at Dalby yesterday and had such a great time! I'm not experienced at all and there was a variety of skill mix in our group of friends but he had a great balance of making sure we didn't feel pressured and allowing us see our potential! Did things I never thought I could do! It was great to break the skills down on the field then put it into practice on trails. If you're wondering whether to book a course or not.. definitely do it! Learnt so much in a short amount of time, well worth the money. Thanks Gareth!!!
Me and a friend recently attended a day-long session with Gareth and couldn't recommend highly enough. Gareth was great in advance and tailored the day exactly as we wanted it to be. We've both ridden for a while but really benefited from the day.
Really had a great time doing this with Gareth it was very informative and was the best 50 quid I have spent in a long time I will be booking another course at some point in the future and would recommend doing this if your a novice wanting to build on your skill set most enjoyable
After giving Downhill Mountain biking a go on holiday I was keen to get into MTB further, learn the basics and develop some core skills to give me the confidence to head out on my own and with friends. Gareth’s beginner course, lasting a day in the Dalby forest, was brilliant for this. As a newcomer Gareth was extremely accommodating, patient and encouraging, allowing me to build confidence over the day. He was full of enthusiasm and advice regarding bikes and routes, and having travelled to Dalby with a more experienced MTB friend he was happy to extend his advice and offer tailored courses/trips for the future. All in all a great day out and brilliant value for money!
I can't recommend Gareth's coaching enough. I've ridden MTB on and off for years, but I'm always lagging behind at the back and always seem to make hard work of the trail. Gareth took it back to basics, introducing fundamental skills in a nicely planned progression. By the end of the session I was confidently and quickly riding tricky sections and loving it. Gareth loves biking and his enthusiasm rubs off on you. Great coach! Thanks Gareth.