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Learn More About MTB Skills Academy

.....and your tutor John Stockwell

MTB Skills Academy is run by John Stockwell with over 20 years experience racing and coaching Mountain Bikes. John has raced at the highest level against such greats as Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, The Athertons and many other top Pro riders.

John is also a Tutor for British Cycling (which means he coaches the coaches!) He has put together this comprehensive programme of Mountain Bike step by step instructional video's for you to follow online.
As well as an amazing catalogue of video's, you will be able to get feedback on your own personal skills. Just upload a link to a technique you are having trouble with and he will personally give you feedback to improve.

John says
"I use this very same programme for my 1-2-1 and group coaching sessions and I have coached 1,000's of riders with great success. I truly believe this programme will dramatically improve you as a Mountain Bike Rider"

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MODULE 1

CORE SKILLS 1

Each module will lead you through the course Step by Step, Skill by Skill

I WILL TEACH YOU TO BE MORE CONFIDENT

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BUILD YOUR

CONFIDENCE

step by step

I will teach you to be confident in riding Jumps, Drops and Technical features out on the trails.

 

Work through the programme at your own pace, and at a level which suits your ability.

Module by Module you will gain experience and knowledge to take your riding to the next level.

Professional Mountain Bikers
  • HOW LONG IS MY SUBSCRIPTION FOR?
    It depends which programme you have chosen. The courses run for 12, 18 and 24 months
  • DOES THE COURSE HAVE A START OR FINISH DATE?
    No, you can start when ever you want and work through the programme at your own pace.
  • HOW DO I GET FEEDBACK ?
    Email in a link to your video and John will personally review and give you feedback to improve your skills
  • I'M A BEGINNER, IS THIS COURSE OK FOR ME?"
    Yes, definitely, and the good news is, you won't have picked up too many bad habits to break. However it is important you follow the Module's in order and not skip to the more difficult techniques such as Jumping first! ​The Modules are broken down into easy to follow video tutorials which will guide you through the programme.
  • I'VE BEEN RIDING FOR YEARS, WHAT WILL THE COURSE OFFER ME?"
    I have coached many riders that have been 'riding for years' , and found that most have a lack of good Core Skills. ​The Core Skills are the essence of Mountain Bike riding and should be practiced all the time. By going back and fine tuning these skills you will enhance your riding and take it to the next level.
  • IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR UNDER 18'S?
    Yes, however, you the parent or guardian would be responsible for enrolling on the course and would need to supervise your child for any practical sessions.
  • CAN'T I JUST WATCH YOUTUBE FOR TIPS?
    Yes, you can. Google Bunny Hop and you will get hundreds of video's of 'How To' some good some bad. What you won't get is a proven structure to follow or in-depth knowledge of breaking a skill down into parts or any feedback on your own personal video. It's one thing seeing a Pro rider perform a technique and make it look easy, but another to be able to coach and improve a rider.
  • I HAVE AN E-BIKE, WILL THE SKILLS BE OK FOR ME?"
    Yes, the same skills apply to Ebikes, and by following the programme and practicing the step by step skills, it will make the techniques easier to perform.
  • DO MY VIDEO'S HAVE TO BE PERFECTLY EDITED?
    No, absolutely not. Just get a mate to video you from the side or lean your phone up against a tree. As long as I can see a clear shot of what technique you want to improve. Top Tip, get a small bendy tripod for your phone.
  • CAN YOU TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS?
    Ha, Ha! You'll be amazed at what you can achieve. Once you have started the programme you will see instant progress in your riding. And remember, you're only as old as you feel!

If the Q&A above doesn't answer your questions, feel free to email me for more info.

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