Had a great coaching session with Ben last weekend. Learned loads of new skills and had so much fun. Would recommend to anyone who loves mountain biking. Now I'm waiting for more courses being available. Thank you.
Thoroughly enjoyed my recent 2:1 coaching session with Gareth. Great recap on all the core skills and good fun trying to progress with manuals and bunny-hopping. Really enjoyed practising riding berms and my first go on the pump track! I was very keen to have a go at drop-offs and we made good progress through the day. Thanks Gareth for all the top tips and clear explanations and for an all-round thoroughly enjoyable day! Would definitely recommend and look forward to coming back for more!
Attended a 2:1 coaching session with Gareth. To start we went back to basics looking at body position and cornering progressing onto rolling some of the 'Black' graded features.We then moved onto drop offs getting progressively bigger.After lunch we practiced flat land skills such as manuals and bunny hops before returning to the trail to further consolidate the skills we had learnt in the morning.Gareth was brilliant; he demonstrated the skills multiple times and explained them in an easy to understand manner. His feedback was clear which allowed me to make the adjustments needed to get the skill right.Gareth's patient coaching gave me the confidence I needed to achieve my goals.Highly recommend 5*
I attended the airtime course with my 12 year old and we had an incredible time. Pete provided really clear advice and tips and everyone on the course made huge progression throughout the day. Can't wait to hit the trails and put the new skills into practice!
Still buzzing from the airtime course I attended on the weekend. The course was really well put together start to finish. Pete the coach was really patient (with me being pretty much a beginner) and although the group was of mixed ability everyone progressed massively through his coaching. Can’t wait to put the new skills to use 🙌
Had a 1to1 coaching session with Gareth, my main objective was to get over my mental block with drops and he had me sending them by the end of the day 🙏 he was very patient, and explained things well. Would definitely recommend
Never did I think I’d be on a mountain biking course, but there I was on 13th May at Dalby Forest. With my friend Gemma too. Gareth was really great and took his time showing technique and pushing the boundaries to stretch the learning. Learning how to ride properly has meant for a lot more fun on the trails....and more importantly as safely as possible. One thing I’m not happy about....I ended up buying a better bike at the weekend 🤔 you have a lot to answer for Gareth! Only kidding it’s awesome 🚴🏻😎🤣😊💪🏻
Fantastic courses with Pete did both the progression course last week and the airtime course this week. Had an amazing time and really learnt a lot and looking forward to putting my new skills into practice on the trails thank you to the whole mission mountain biking team your all so friendly and helpfulCheers Jonny
I had a beginners session with Gareth, it was incredible. His teaching skills, knowledge and patience are spot on. Nothing was too much trouble, he explained and demonstrated things as much as required. So helpful to see photos and videos of yourself.Everything was relaxed and friendly, absolutely no pressure. He has given me so much more confidence in my riding. I learnt so much, seriously the best day ever. Haven’t stopped smiling. Can’t wait for my next one 🤘🏼 thank you
I did the Airtime Course with Pete, great teacher, very calm and a sense of fun. If you do this course just absorb the info from the simplest skills to more advanced throughout the day. The progression and confidence is rapid. You’ll have great fun and want to do it again. Word of warning, it’s a physical day and you will get tired towards the end of the day, especially the 40 plus. At that point quit while you're ahead and be happy with what you’ve achieved.Can't recommend the course enough and Pete who coached us.Great job!!!
Spent the day with my 9 year old nephew being coached by Gareth. To say he had to work with 2 very different skill sets he did a great job. We scienced it out & had some high level chat about cognitive mind games. Keep whistling down those technical sections and it’s all good. Thanks for a tiring but gainful day.
Great day out with Ben. My son (11 years-old) and I were both new to MTB so just checking it is something that we would enjoy. Ben provided an excellent mix of skills training and riding trails. Would definitely recommend.
Absolutely fantastic tuition from Gareth. Completely new to mountain biking and, after a day’s lesson left feeling confident with the basics (and more) and, hugely enthusiastic for the sport. The coaching was at pace that suited my ability. 2 days later I’ve happily completed the north and south red trails at Whinlatter Forest with no problems at all. Thank you! 😊
Anyone wanting to take their riding to the next level I would definitely recommend Mission Mountain Biking...after doing the progression course I was doing Black sections I never thought I would!!...Cheers guys 🙂
My partner and son attended a progression course yesterday with Ben who was absolutely brilliant, having not done anything like this before they were unsure what to expect, but Ben put them at ease straight away and they thoroughly enjoyed the whole day achieving things they would never have done on there own! They will definitely be back for more! Thank you very much 👍
Attended an Airtime course on Saturday 17th October with a few mates. We all had a really great day and pushed our boundaries. The instructor was a knowledgeable and helped develop the whole group at a remarkable pace. By the end of the day I was comfortably and confidently getting airborne; something I have struggled with for a long time. We’re already looking to book our next session!
Gareth knows his stuff and gauges progress with great skill. I arrived a bit of a novice and left with the skills to make me a more balanced and confident rider taking on bigger challenges. Great day for any rider!
We had an incredible day with Gareth who has loads of patience, a great way of explaining things and we both took so so much away from the day. Can’t wait to book back in for another day when we have mastered what we’ve learnt so far. (The less said about the clacker injury the better 🤭)
Spent a fantastic day with Gareth from Mission Mountain Biking. Really encouraged us to push our boundaries and develop our skills. Gareth was more then happy to answer any questions we asked, really took his time to demonstrate and explain all the elements of his tuition. He's also a really good guy and made the day enjoyable and fun.
Absolutely class day with Pete (top coach!) working on jumping and progression. Really sound fundamentals breakdown, loads of sessioning...nobody died 😂. Came away with a huge amount of knowledge and a ton of new skills. Would give it 6 stars if I could, just get it booked its brilliant.
A fantastic day! Gareth took into account our ability and challenged us just enough without pressuring us. I made so much progress and now feel so much more confident in handling my bike. I would recommend them without hesitation for anyone wanting to improve their bike skills. The day was varied, with different skills and activities and was good fun. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am now a better rider as a result of it.
Myself and my wife had a coaching session with Gareth and it was amazing! Made so much progress in one session highly recommended for beginners and advanced riders alike. Gareth tailored the session to our ability and progressed it throughout the day. I will be passing the details on to anyone with a mountain bike that wants to progress!
Had an excellent day with our mission mountain nominated instructor that day in a Forest over the Bank Holiday, regardless pf the 40mph winds and perpetual rain. Excellent coaching, learnt loads and good company with my two colleagues, can't wait for the next sesh.Highly recommend
I spent a great day with Gareth and Pete on the Airtime course at Dalby. Well thought out structure to the day, building technique then practising on various drops and jumps. Expertly guided by Pete and Gareth who's experience and expertise helped the group get the most from the day. Highly recommended!
I had a session with Gareth yesterday and his mission was to help build confidence and give me the tools to enjoy next month's trip to Bike Park Wales. In a previous visit, I found myself scrubbing speed to avoid taking off on the jumps and I wanted to fix that. Gareth helped me understand and become more self aware of when I was making mistakes. There was a lot on the list for the day and dispite that, he had me clearing a table top. I can definitely recommend the hopper he has as a fun way to end the day. I plan to book to see Gareth next year as a follow up and would definitely recommend. For private tutoring, it's the cost of 2 new tyres and sealant - makes it a no brainer to book Gareth for your progression!
Excellent day with Gareth and Pete . Chose to do the jumps and drops course . Well recommended to anyone wanting to build confidence definitely get air and learn to take on the drops you would normally ride round excellent day and look forward to more
After debating which course to do and area I’m please I choose Mission mountain biking. I travelled from Northumberland so only took me around 2 hours to get there. When arriving Gareth and Pete was there to meet myself and others who were on the course. After being off the bike for more many years I booked jumps and drops the course lasted 6 hours and definitely worth the money. The instructors did a fantastic job in building my confidence back and will certainly be back for more courses.
Gareth was an amazing coach for our session on Monday. He is very kind, patient, professional and full of knowledge, exactly what you would want in a coach. Highly recommended!! Can't wait to catch up again in the future. Myself and my partner have learnt so much already. Thanks again!
Had a great day with Gareth today, working on some elements of my riding that were a bit poor and learning some new skills for on the trails Very informative & clear guidance on correct technique & methodsHighly recommended to anyone that wants to improve there general riding , flow or skill levelTop Man 👍
Booked a course with Gareth to increase my confidence on the bike after being away from mtb riding for lots of years, within minutes I was doing stuff I only dreamed of, and stuff I would never have attempted without his knowledge and skill in coaching, I had the best day and can’t recommend G enough, easy going but very effective, cheers. Thanks again, top bloke😀
Excellent day improving my basic skills with @missionmountainbiking, he helped me build my confidence up well out of what was my comfort zone and was able to see a bit of air time too. Well worth it and would recommend to anybody wanting to improve their skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.