Improve your riding with expert jumping and drop-off coaching. In this introductory course, the Thornbridge Coaches will take you through the key skills, looking at: your footwork, body and head position as well as energy management (pumping). The course is designed to build confidence in riders of all abilities.
What to Expect:
The highly experienced coaches will provide you with building blocks you need to develop skills and perfect in your own riding after the course. Your coach will assess your current riding, identify your weaknesses before progressing and adding new skills to your riding toolbox.
What to Bring:
You will need your own mountain bike (in good working order). There will be a few bikes available to hire from Thornbridge Outdoors but these are on a first come first served basis and numbers are limited. Please also bring:
- A helmet and gloves
- Cycling clothing and footwear suited to the conditions
- A puncture repair kit.
Minimum Age: 9 (an accompanying adult must be present for under 16s but doesn't require a ticket)
Course Provider: Thornbridge Outdoors
Student / Instructor Ratio:8:1
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to meet your instructor and collect your bikes.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.
No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.
The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.
We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.
You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.
The Alpkit Foundation's School of Adventure has a packed programme, full of specialist courses with qualified instructors to either introduce you to new adventures or improve your skills.