We offer high class skills & performance coaching.

Whether you want to learn the basics so that you feel more confident on your mountain bike, improve your jumps and drops or master technical terrain we have you covered.

With a sports scientist and two ex-world level athletes on the coaching team we can also help you with achieving your performance goals, whether that be riding further and getting fitter or conquering the race scene, we can help.


Al Seaton

Al’s been delivering Mountain Bike Leadership courses since 2008 and has worked all over the world delivering training and providing consultancy advice to holiday and tour companies, in Kenya, Greece and Canada.  Qualified to deliver British Cycling’s Level 2 and Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Awards, he is also heavily involved in helping the Nepalese mountain bike community. In 2017, with the support of  British Cycling he trained the first female mountain bike leaders in Nepal, delivering the training in the Annapurna region.

A qualified Physical Education teacher and outdoor trainer, Al has a wealth of experience delivering, managing and developing training. He has managed several outdoor education centres and been responsible for “training the trainers” in a number of roles.
 A passionate trainer and coach, Al uses his experiences as an ex-International hockey player, NLP Master practitioner, and those gained as a trainer to deliver well balanced, open and honest training.

Al’s ability to lead motivate and deliver mountain bike training is second to none; he is keen to pass on his wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the next generation of mountain bike leaders of all abilities.

Ed Roberts

 A seasoned racer, Ed has travelled the world racing and riding bikes on all terrain. A love of two wheels began early for Ed, competing in the British and European motorbike trials series from a young age until university. Fast-forward a few years and for the past three years he has competed against the world’s best in the Enduro World Series and prestigious events like Megavalanche.

Now focusing on racing the British Enduro series and select international races Ed is passionate about passing on his knowledge of the sport to everyone who shares his passion for getting out on their bikes. An accredited British Cycling MTB coach, Ed also has a Degree in Sports Science and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. This depth of knowledge has helped him to adjust his coaching style to fit all levels of learners, be it total beginners to the sport or seasoned racers who are looking to gain that extra bit of speed.

Ed brings his friendly and energetic style to all his sessions and his clear stoke for all things mountain biking and the outdoors in general is contagious. His coaching sessions are built around an open and friendly environment and he prides himself on being able to adapt his coaching style to the needs of the rider.

An MBLA Tutor Ed brings the same energy, knowledge and enthusiasm to his leadership courses as his coaching days. This combined with mountaineering experience gained in some of the more extreme regions of the world including the Himalaya, New Zealand and Canadian Rockies sets Ed up perfectly to deliver interesting and engaging courses.

Rik Barratt

Rik discovered Mountain Biking as a teenager and spent hours watching videos of the sport before building his first bike up from scratch at the age of 22, and he’s been inseparable from anything with two wheels since. He combined this passion for riding with his Athletics Coaching background whilst working as an Outdoor Instructor in Yorkshire, delivering GCSE Mountain Biking and Road Cycling courses. From this, Rik gained both his British Cycling Level 2 MTB Coach and Guide awards before moving to Wales to focus on his personal riding. His real strength is ‘performance analysis’, helping clients identify areas to work on to improve their confidence and ability.

Rik spent time racing in every discipline before finding his love for Enduro. He has raced at International Level and is looking to continue pushing his own riding, competing in the Enduro World Series.

Working in Outdoor Education for over 7 years, Rik has coached and guided clients in some of the most challenging environments imaginable – from mountain summits to cave systems, river rapids to downhill tracks. This wealth of experience gives him the knowledge and skills to adapt to his environment, and remain focussed on the needs of the client he is working with. In 2019, Rik was accepted by the IOL as a Registered Practitioner in Outdoor Learning due to his reflective practice and willingness to share ideas to support others.

Clare Mitchell

A bit about Clare coming soon, shes too busy riding her bike to sit down and write some words.

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