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Mountain Bike Skills Courses

Mastering Pumping & Flow Workshop

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Save energy, find extra free speed and link sections to find your flow

So you're a competent mountain biker or XC racer and can ride most technical terrain with confidence. So why can't you go as fast as your friends? The answer is that you probably haven't yet found your flow.

Our Mastering Pumping & Flow Workshop looks at the key elements to finding your flow and builds upon your existing skills to improve your trail speed and energy management.

After the workshop you will gain a boost in speed and commitment on fast flowing singletrack, switchbacks, berms; all of which achieved with far less pedalling by using the topography of the trail to retain and even increase speed.

It was very enlightening to see how the coach could read my riding and translate the shortcomings into understandable words for me

Casper - Richmond upon Thames, London

Course outline

The skills taught and practiced on the Mastering Speed & Flow course include:

Is this course right for me?

Please read the following description. If this sounds like you, then you're perfect for this course:

This course is aimed at riders who can already tackle blue and red trails with some confidence, who have probably had some formal coaching before, but perhaps recognise that their skills may be somewhat lacking in some areas. If you are prone to crashing frequently, do not ride regularly and are not a frequent trail centre visitor, we strongly suggest that you join a Level 2 Singletrack Fundamentals course and practice regularly for at least a month to consolidate the learnings before booking this course.

If this sounds beyond your current skill level, please choose our Singletrack Fundamentals course instead or have a look at our choosing the right course FAQ page.

Typical programme

Morning or afternoon sessions are available usually keeping to the following programmes:

Morning programme
Afternoon programme
Thanks to Gary (the coach) who was a great teacher & really knew how to push me in the right way that meant I achieved exactly what I wanted to achieve!

Jo - Hove, East Sussex

At the end of your course you will receive

Workshop summary

  • Duration (half day) - 3.5 hours
  • Coaching ratio - 1:1 up to 1:6
  • Fitness - Frequent exerciser
  • Technical grade - Intermediate

Course grading explained

Half day pricing
Level 2-3 (blue/red)

Flat rate for the first participant


Then please add £50 per each additional person

Book Online

Full day pricing
Level 2-3 (blue/red)

Flat rate for the first participant


Then please add £75 per each additional person

Book Online

Available venues

Our professionally qualified coaches are available for private hire throughout the year in The Surrey Hills.

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About Singletrack School

Singletrack School provide mountain bike skills coaching, mountain bike technique courses, mountain bike skills weekends, women's mountain bike skills courses, private mountain bike skills tuition, off-road skills instruction for kids and families, guided singletrack rides and cross country bike adventures in The Surrey Hills and beyond.

We also organise and deliver team building and corporate entertainment events for corporate customers, and experience days and social events for schools, clubs, youth groups, stag parties and hen parties.

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