Our beginners courses are designed to give you an insight into what mountain biking is all about and will improve your bike skills. This course is also perfect for those of you who have never taken lessons before. There is also plenty of time to ask questions.
- How to set up your bike
- Changing a tube
- Your position on the bike
- Balance Skills
- Using your gears
- Braking techniques
- Front & rear wheel lifts
You will be riding on the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails and the open space of Kilbroney Forest Park. You will not be on any trails that are too technical and we encourage group members to assess their own ability before we make the decision to move to single track trails. This is an important ability to have as you will need to be able to do this when visiting other trails you are not familiar with.
Group members so not have to be super fit, however, a basic level of fitness is required.
Your bike must be in full working order and can be a hard tail or all mountain bike, however a suspension bike is not required.
Things to bring
- Warm clothing (layers rather than a bulky jacket)
- Rain gear for our lovely Irish Weather (light)
- Light snack & a drink for hydration