Gethin Woods, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

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Park Improver

Level: Intermediate


This course is designed for those confident in riding a bike off road but want to learn the fundamental techniques that will provide you with strong foundations on which to develop your riding. This course will provide you with a framework of both understanding and ability by developing your knowledge of the ‘why to’ not just the ‘how to'. The course will teach you the techniques to help you carry more speed and ride with seemingly less effort and more confidence. Whether you are relatively new to the sport or have been riding for years, structured coaching this will change the way you ride, help you get more from your riding and be a springboard for future progression.  If you are unsure whether this course is for you please contact our coach at

- Identify and apply best practise

- Develop and polish core skills

- Identify and overcome performance cues and understand the psychological skills required

- Understand and apply energy management

- Ride smoothly through the most technical sections

- Carry more speed, brake and pedal less

- Introduction to Drops

You need to be 17 years old to attend coaching on your own and must be 14 years or older if accompanied by an adult (The accompanying adult must also be booked onto the same course). Private bookings for younger children can be arranged.

Below are some guidelines on the difficulty of our courses, it is a designed to ensure you do not book on a course that is too difficult for you.

These are the minimum requirements to ensure that the group functions effectively. If your skills are above the minimum requirement you can still book on and learn a lot from the course. For example you may ride black runs weekly but have a skills gap regarding corners. Carving Corners is an intermediate course and is therefore suitable for you as an advanced rider.

Intermediate – For riders who can ride green or blue runs at BikePark Wales. Recommended for those who ride off road less than once a month or those getting back into riding after time off.

Advanced – For riders who can confidently ride blue runs and who occasionally tackle red runs at BikePark Wales. Recommended for those who ride off road every two to four weeks

Expert – For riders who can confidently ride red runs and who occasionally tackle black runs at BikePark Wales. We recommend this is for riders who ride off road regularly, at least weekly.

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