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"We love to ride Mountain Bikes and we love to show people new trails, new sights and see them learn new skills while enjoying the fantastic countryside that we have to offer here in the South East"
"Our skills sessions are designed to help you learn, gain confidence and have fun while in a safe and friendly environment."
MTB Basics is for you if you are new to the sport of mountain biking, or maybe you only ride on the forest fire roads? These sessions are designed to introduce you to all the right basic skills required for mountain biking. Its aim is to build your confidence for off road riding.
Are you a regular rider? do you want to make that next step to give your riding more flow on trails and single-track, the Improvers sessions can give you the tools and confidence to make that step.
Ladies Only Sessions
The Ladies only sessions can be on the Road or off road covering MTB Basics or Improvers skills; they are tailor-made to help you gain confidence, learn new skills and have fun all at your own pace.
One to One or Pairs Sessions
Would you like some personal tuition? Then why not consider a 1 to 1 Session, or come with a riding chum for a Pairs Session, or maybe a Private Group Session, get some friends together for a great day out.
Interested in having your own mountain biking skills event for the day? or maybe combine it with a guided ride. Please contact us to talk about what options are available. We can put together a tailor-made session, so everybody gets the most from the day.
So, Jamie has over three sessions - the last a few months after the first two to put all into practice - coached me to have the correct skills and on the back of this built up my confidence again. Now riding better because of this. Would go again as all I have been taught can be built upon again to a higher level also. Jamie is a relaxed coach and uses video shots of you in slow mo to show exactly what you are doing and then to instruct you in what you should be doing. Smiles all round when it all comes together.
Plus you get a bit of a tour of Friston forest.
On completion of the session we took the opportunity to try a trail for ourselves and managed to get lost again, it happens everytime we go into Friston ! maybe Jamie should consider providing a course on navigation for idiots....:-)
Look forward to the next time.
The whole session was a massive help in improving confidence.
A very enjoyable and beneficial session.
The session started with a check that my bike was in reasonable condition, a reassuring start.
The skills were introduced by demonstration followed by encouraging comments at my attempts. By the end I felt I had really got an idea of what I needed to aim for in future.
Hard to be critical of such effective and fun help. Basically I got back in to bikes as an old fart. I've found Jamie's encouragement and analysis perfect for ageing joints and my now relatively cautious approach to risk. In the sessions I've done so far - and I plan to do more in the Spring, once I'm a bit fitter - I've got enough confidence to do some of the dodgier downhills in Friston - and boy are they slippy - and do some of the drops I might once have thought un-walkable (they still are)!
Had a 3 hour skills session with Jamie Lynch of SEMB last week. I felt that I needed to improve my 'flow' in the singletrack since I spend a lot of time riding and some racing in the woods and forests around the south east. We discussed my goals and Jamie immediately made some recommendations regarding bike set up before we set off into Friston Forest for some on bike tuition. I was really surprised at some of my bad habits but very quickly we started working on improvements. At the end of the session, I felt that I understood where I was losing speed before the session and how the techniques that I had learned would improve this much sought after flow. Excellent.
He was patient and demonstrated the new techniques a number of times for me, and then with me
Session finished with riding in singletrack practising these new techniques , which allowed me to see improvements within the 3 hours !!