NEW: MTB Skills Clinics For All Riders

Introducing our new Cross Country, Marathon, Trail, Enduro and eMTB skills clinics for beginners or experienced riders. Skill up! Mountain biking is more fun when you do.

Whether you are just starting out on the dirt or have been riding for years you should never stop working on your bike handling skills. We now offer one-on-one or group sessions in the Cape Town CBD area for riders aged 13 and older. The clinics are run by Myles Kelsey who has a wealth of mountain bike racing experience. Myles will customize your clinic to your current skill level whilst guiding you through each element, obstacle and challenge. You will spend more time on the areas you want to perfect and less time doing the stuff you have already mastered. Remember, the more skilled you are, the more fun mountain biking will be.


1. STANDARD NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

The session includes:

  • Bike set-up: suspension, tyres and cockpit
  • Body position
  • Riding safe and riding smart
  • Balance and stability
  • Cornering
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Braking technique
  • Manual
  • Bunny hop
  • Single track basics
  • Small drop offs
  • Small step ups
  • Riding across bridges
  • Choosing the right gear for the respective terrain
  • Anticipation and awareness

2. STANDARD EXPERT & PRO LEVEL

The session includes:

  • Technical trails
  • Wheelies
  • Jumping different sized jumps
  • Pumping for free speed
  • Techniques to gain speed
  • Rocks and roots
  • Line choice and carrying speed
  • Fast cornering on switchbacks, off-cambers and berms
  • Optimizing body position and weight transfer to go faster
  • Being consistent, safe and understanding your limits
  • Being smooth and finding flow
  • Race preparation, mindset and setting goals

3. THE ‘YOU TELL ME’ OPTION

A fully customized session dedicated to things ‘you tell me’ you would like to work on

  • Working within your skill level and comfort zones we target the specific items you aren’t quite getting right
  • You tell Myles what you want to work on

4. eMTB INTRODUCTION

An on the trail introduction to your eMTB bike covering:

  • Setting up the bike for YOU and YOUR riding style
  • Understanding the small nuances of eMTB’s on the trail
  • Safety
  • Braking
  • Gear selection
  • Selecting power modes
  • Everything you need to know about getting the most fun out of your investment

5. eMTB OUTRIDES

Let’s hit the trails and have some fun whilst learning a few tricks

  • All skill levels welcome
  • 90-minute small group ride on single track
  • Starts at Kloof Nek on Friday at 4pm
  • Route varies every week
  • By booking only – R150
  • A little bit of skills work, some advice and a lot of fun

VENUES

  • Tokai
  • Higgovale
  • Signal Hill
  • Lions Head
  • Green Belts
  • Oudekraal Trails

TIMES

  • Weekdays 9 am or 3 pm
  • Saturdays 9 am or 3 pm

RATES

  • One-on-one, 2 hours of instruction that is tailored to your skill level: R800
  • One-on-one, 3 hours of instruction that is tailored to your skill level: R1100
  • Small-Group, Up to 4 people, 2 hours of instruction: R600 (PP)
  • Small-Group, Up to 4 people, 3 hours of instruction: R900 (PP)
  • eMTB Outride, R150 (PP)

BOOKINGS

Contact myles@bikenetwork.co.za or on 082 613 8498 to make your booking.


WHAT TO BRING

  • All your riding gear
  • A fully operational bike
  • You can use flat pedals or clips
  • Food and hydration to last the session
  • SANParks Activity Pass
  • As many questions and queries as you want

ABOUT MYLES

  • Raced BMX, road, track, cross country, marathon, eliminator and downhill
  • Raced in Spain, Norway, Andorra, France, Mexico and South Africa
  • Provincial road cycling champion
  • National MTB champion
  • Masters World champion
  • Coaching since 2002

“… after my skills clinic with Myles, I’ve seen an incredible improvement in my riding, especially in the technical pieces. Myles has given me the tools to tackle any trail with comfort and confidence. It’s incredible how much I learned in just one session.” – Matthew Grobler

…Myles is a very good coach. He’s good at reading how people ride and then improving things from there. He knows how to help you reach your goals.” – Charlotte Wolfson


IMAGES: Gary Perkin



In the Winelands area and looking for something closer to home, try Jo Dobinson at Biking In The Bosch



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