Pedal MTB

COACHING & QUALIFICATIONS

COACHING
QUALIFICATIONS

Welcome

We are the leading mountain bike training company in North Wales, with an international reputation for delivering client centred training. We are the official coaching partner of Beics Brenin and our partnership aims to increase the accessibility and quality of coaching for all.  We are the official coaching providers for Coed y Brenin and Antur Stiniog and deliver at these sites and across North Wales.  Internationally we deliver guide training courses in Kenya, Nepal and Greece and are constantly seeking opportunities to continue to deliver quality guide training courses overseas.

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Coaching Sessions

Our coaching ethos is based around deliberate and productive practice. Rather than practicing those things you can already do, we’ll identify those skills and techniques that you need to develop to get you to the next level. We’ll also look to transfer those skills to the trail. We want to build riders rather than car park heroes.

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Leadership Courses

People often assume that you need to be an experienced rider to become a Mountain Bike Leader. While some experience and basic off-road bike handling skills are required, our training courses are delivered to help develop areas that need work and re-affirm areas that are already good.

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Coaching Qualifications

Mountain Bike Coaching is aimed at coaches new to the mountain bike environment, as well as current mountain bike coaches who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills.

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Kids Camps

Our hugely popular kids camps are back. We are excited to announce new dates for this summer and get back out on the trails. Our kids camps are built around having fun on our bikes while learning and developing our bike skills. There will be plenty of skids, jumps, turns and laughs as we explore the best trails at Coed Y Brenin. Check out our two different age groups below for further details.

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Reviews

  • positive review  My two boys (7 & 10) and I have had a fantastic afternoon with Pedal MTB. I cannot praise our instructor, Al, enough. He was fun, patient and full of helpful knowledge and tips. He really has given us the confidence to now come back and take on the trails on our own. Highly recommend using Pedal MTB if you are new or inexperienced to the sport.

    thumb Paul Shoosmith

    positive review  Had a lesson with Rick and really enjoyed brushing up on my technique and be reminded of some bad habits I have picked up. The instructor was very attentive to details and observant and capable to explain to a non natural rider the drills and techniques. came away with quite a bit of confidence and looking forward to enjoy my riding much more. Thanks!

    thumb Simona Carena
  • positive review  Fantastic lesson today with Ed. Lots of things for me to practice. Ed is very good at explaining things and showing you where you are going wrong and how to correct it.

    thumb Emma Fishbourne

    positive review  Great session today with Ed learning how to do the basics right, leading to a gain in confidence on trails for me and my son. Ed’s teaching was clear and enthusiastic and he gave constant feedback to help our progression. We both really enjoyed ourselves and after a quick bite to eat Dylan was raring to practice what Ed had taught him at the skills park. Thanks again Ed 😎

    thumb Pip MJ
  • positive review  Incredible morning of coaching, absolutely transformed my riding and given me lots to work on. Can't wait for the next session!

    thumb Lucy Victoria

    positive review  A little late with my review but I had a level 2 coaching session with Al back in November. Even though I was pretty nervous before hand, as soon as I met Al I was instantly at ease. We got straight to it and every minute was made the most of. He demonstrated and explained things without making me feel silly, and offered fantastic genuine advice. More to the point, my riding has 100% Improved, especially when cornering, which I was both a chicken and terrible at. I absolutely recommend getting yourself forward for one of their courses if you want to improve or refresh in anyway, and I will definitely be back for more. Friendly, efficient, understanding, effective. Brill stuff, thanks Al!

    thumb Zoe Wood
  • positive review  Thank you to Ed and Pedal MTB for a brilliant private lesson yesterday. Completely exceeded our expectations! Ed was both knowledgeable and experienced but importantly delivered this personality. We have a really fun day and learnt loads. I can now take on much harder trails with confidence knowing a good understanding of the basics. Ed we will be back thank you again. If your after improving your skills look no further.

    thumb Steve Timmis

    positive review  Brilliant Morning with Ed at CyB! Well worth every penny and i'll be looking to do more in the future. Doesn't matter what level rider you currently are, coaching will always be beneficial with the right coach! Can't wait to ride my bike again.

    thumb Rhys Williams
  • positive review  Had a fantastic day out ‘re-learning’ how to ride with Ed on the EMTB course on Friday. Great coach, focussed on building strong foundational skills. Did trails I wouldn’t have considered trying the day before and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great guy and good company. Thanks Ed. Hope to see you again soon!

    thumb Ian Jackson

    positive review  Excellent private coaching session saw my son and I develop skills in bike control such as manuals, bunny hops and small jumps. Ed identified and corrected errors and gave us new techniques that saved us probably many months of trial and error.

    thumb Keith Bold
  • positive review  My 7 year old has just spent a fantastic three days on the mini shredders course with Ed, Rick and another guy (who I have forgotten his name but just as great). He has enjoyed the riding so much and the guys have been so welcoming. His confidence has come on greatly and I can't recommend them enough 👍

    thumb Jessica Ratheram

    positive review  My son and I had a great morning of instruction from Rik today. Both of us left with increased confidence and new skills. Can’t wait to put them into practice! 😊 Hope to come back again.

    thumb Toby Avery
  • positive review  Great day training with Rick today at Coed y Brenin. The morning was spent practicing in the skills area and the afternoon out on the trails using my newly developed skills in the real world. This is a great approach to training and has given me more confidence on riding far more technical trails than I was previously use to. I now feel that I am a smoother rider and have that all important flow feel on the trail. Can’t wait to practice what I have learnt on my local trails. Definitely money well spent. Also felt very safe with all the necessary COVID precautions. Well done guys

    thumb Darren Buckett

    positive review  Brilliant day with Ed at Coed Y Brenin... great bloke and fantastic coach!!! Very highly recommended and I’ll be booking again in the future... cheers Ed at Pedal MTB!!! 🚵🏻‍♂️⛰😀

    thumb Paul Wheate
  • positive review  Money well spent for improving your bike skills and highlighting bad habits!

    thumb Charlie Pratt

    positive review  Great coaching in a fabulous part of the world. Thanks for a fab family day out

    thumb Charlotte Pollock
  • positive review  Thank you Al. Had a half day coaching session. Learnt so much. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend Pedal MTB.

    thumb Jo-Anne Munt

    positive review  Fantastic time with Ed! Lovely young man with excellent instructional skills! I will look forward to my next mountain biking lessons with him!

    thumb John Peel
  • positive review  We booked a family half day coaching session for 3 of us. Al was our coach and we all had a great time and learnt a lot. He was very patient and coped well with our differing needs. In just 3 hours, I made loads of progress and gained a lot of confidence. It was worth the money and I highly recommend it.

    thumb Sarah Godbehere

    positive review  Amazing coaching session today with Ed. Overcome a few barriers, improved technique and will definitely be more confident on the trails after today.

    thumb Claire Mellor Owen