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Singletrack Improver (Part II)

A rider tackling a rocky drop-off

Stop surviving and start flourishing

Do you stiffen up at the sight of greasy, wet roots up ahead? Do your wheels slip and spin regardless of what line you take? Do you sometimes walk technical sections whilst others ride them with ease? What about rocks? Does a rubble strewn trail fill you with horror and do you cringe at the sight of a rocky step?

If this sounds like you then our second Singletrack Improver course will help you master evern more tricky terrain. Our highly experienced mountain bike coaches will take you through the techniques necessary to flow over rocks and roots effortlessly, to pick the perfect line for maximum traction and to think yourself through to the other side.

Following Singletrack Improver (part 2) you will be able to ride both wet and dry roots with confidence, tackle rocky drops with ease, pick the fastest line in all conditions and to sail over complex terrain with control and commitment.

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Singletrack Improver (part 2) course yesterday. Jess was a great instructor, providing a good balance of tuition versus practice."

Richard - Guildford

When & where

This course is usually scheduled to run on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

The venue for this course is:  Hurtwood Car Park 14, Radnor Lane, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NW.

How to book

To view dates and book your place on this and other Singletrack School skills courses, please click on the button below. to open our bookings system.

Book online

You may also download the course's pre-course pack from the bookings page which details the schedule for your course, venue details, travel information and a full equipment list including some mandatory items. 

Course outline

The skills taught and practiced on this skills 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

Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following programme:

The lesson was fab and then the consolidation at Dalby was excellento! Simon (the coach) was lovely and we all took a lot away from the day

Melody - Manchester

At the end of your course you will receive

Upgrade to two days of coaching & riding

You may wish to consider upgrading to our Mountain Bike Improver two day course.

The Mountain Bike Improver course costs £199.00 and includes the following courses:

Visit the Mountain Bike Improver course page for more information.

Course summary

  • Course venue
    Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NW
  • Duration - 5 hours
  • Maximum coaching ratio - 6:1
  • Fitness - Regular exerciser
  • Technical grade - Intermediate

Course grading explained


  • What's included
    • · Professional mountain bike coaching
    • · Pre-course information pack
  • What's not included
    • · Bike hire
    • · Personal clothing & equipment
    • · Overnight accommodation
    • · Meals and drinks
    • · Transfers to & from venues
    • · Travel/activity Insurance
    • · Cancellation Insurance
  • Optional Extras

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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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