E-Bike specific skills coaching courses in the Peak District that will improve your technical skill and bike handling, build confidence and bike control, whatever your ability.

So whether you are new to e-biking and want to get started with your first e-bike ride, Or are you a seasoned rider who wants to improve aspects of their riding together the most out of an e-bike, then see what we offer below.

Bring your own e-bike or hire one of ours you decide.

E-Bike Starter Course

£80.00 per person

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This course is designed for new riders wanting to learn how to handle and setup an e-bike for the first time or they wish to buy one and want a few pointers before they do.  A relaxed day that takes you through the fundamental skills required to make you safer and more confident rider brushing up on the essential basics of e-mountain biking, we guarantee you’ll be wanting more after this course.

  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Rider Capacity: 6
  • Experience required: Beginner – You’ll be able to ride a bike but are new to e-bikes
  • Type of trails: Private skills course/Green trails 
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike included: No, Hire bikes are available at extra cost.
  • Food Included: No, but food is available on the day.
  • You’re over eighteen unless with an adult. Min legal age for riding an e-bike is fourteen years of age.
  • You’re curious over the new e-bike craze and want to know more
  • You have an e-bike and want to learn the basics and how to get the most out of this trick piece of kit.
  • You properly fancy testing an e-bike out to see what all the fuss is about but learning a few basic skills at the same time
  • You’d love to gain more confidence and control
  • Have a great day and come back with that e-bike smile.
  • Understanding e-bike controls, bike care and setup.
  • Understanding the importance of power modes, pedalling technique, gear selection and engagement.
  • Understanding of the e-bikes low centre of gravity
  • Correct cadence and how it affects bike performance and traction
  • Braking Techniques
  • How to corner safely
  • Using a dropper post to its full potential
  • Body positioning and balance
  • How to handle the extra speed and weight
  • How to look after your e-bike and repair a puncture
  • That E-Bikes are Rad! 

Location:  True North Cycle Hub, Upper Hulme. Leek. ST13 8TY

Meeting time: 10:00 – 15:00 

Once at the hub we will brief you on the days activity whilst you help yourself to a coffee, tea and pastry. From here we will set off to our private skills area just beneath the Roaches for an exciting days e-biking learning the fundamentals.

Towards the end of the course and if time permits we’ll put the new found skills into action and take in a small off-road loop to test them out.

 

Hire one of our amazing Haibike Allmtn 2.0 or 2020 Fantic e -bikes.

  • Full Day £50

 

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Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system so booking your course couldn’t be easier. However if you’d prefer to book and pay over the phone please feel free to call us on 01538300517

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E-Bike Skills Improver Course

£90.00 per person

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Having developed the basic skills in the E-Bike Starter Course or your already a competent mountain biker this course delves a little deeper by really nailing those essential techniques to be able to safely and effectively execute more technical skills on what is effectively a really heavy bike. The techniques required are the same but the physics are a little different. We’ll use our experience from our years of e-biking to help you progress.

  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Rider Capacity: 6
  • Experience required: Intermediate – You’ll be already a competent mountain biker satisfying our grading criteria
  • Type of trails: Private skills course, Blue/Red Trails
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike included: No, Hire bikes are available at extra cost.
  • Food Included: No, but food is available on the day.
  • You’re over eighteen unless with an adult. Min legal age for riding an e-bike is fourteen years of age.
  • You’re curious over the new e-bike craze and want to learn more
  • You have an e-bike but you want to improve confidence and your current skills.
  • Develop more advanced skills on an e-bike
  • You’d love to gain more confidence and control
  • Have a great day and come back with that e-bike smile.
  • Review e-bike controls, bike care and bike set up
  • Review the importance of power modes, pedalling technique, gear selection and engagement.
  • Review cadence and how it affects bike performance and traction
  • Advanced Braking Techniques
  • Using the e-bikes low centre of gravity
  • Improve cornering technique on e-bike and implementing power boost out of corners
  • E-bike powered and non-powered wheel lifts
  • Dialling in Body positioning and balance
  • Handling the extra weight at speed
  • Tight cornering technique
  • E-bike pedal tapping
  • Using Trail Boost to overcome obstacles
  • Lift off – Perfecting the technique to safely get your wheels off the ground.
  • Pumping an e-bike

Location:  True North Cycle Hub, Upper Hulme. Leek. ST13 8TY

Meeting time: 10:00 – 15:00 

Once at the hub we will brief you on the days activity whilst you help yourself to a coffee, tea and pastry. From here we will set off to our private skills area just beneath the Roaches for an exciting days e-biking learning the fundamentals.

Towards the end of the course and if time permits we’ll put the new found skills into action and take in a small off-road loop to test them out.

 

Hire one of our amazing Haibike Allmtn 2.0 or 2020 Fantic e -bikes.

  • Full Day £50


Select Bikes at Checkout

Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system so booking your course couldn’t be easier. However if you’d prefer to book and pay over the phone please feel free to call us on 01538300517

book-now

E-Bike Race Ready Course

£100.00 per person

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Not just pigeon holed to riders wanting to improve their race craft, but this course focuses on more advanced skills and techniques to help you improve your speed and flow and also be prepared if you want to enter one of the increasing number of e-bike enduro races.

  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Rider Capacity: 6
  • Experience required: Advanced – Already an advanced level rider wanting to apply ski
  • Type of trails: Private skills course, Black
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike included: No, Hire bikes are available at extra cost.
  • Food Included: No, but food is available on the day.
  • You’re over eighteen unless with an adult. Min legal age for riding an e-bike is fourteen years of age.
  • You’re wanting to develop your skills to improve your general performance in particularly in an e-bike race.
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  • Review e-bike controls, bike care and bike set up
  • Review the importance of power modes, pedalling technique, gear selection and engagement.
  • Review cadence and how it affects bike performance and traction
  • Advanced Braking Techniques
  • Using the e-bikes low centre of gravity
  • Improve cornering technique on e-bike and implementing power boost out of corners
  • E-bike powered and non-powered wheel lifts
  • Dialling in Body positioning and balance
  • Handling the extra weight at speed
  • Tight cornering technique
  • E-bike pedal tapping
  • Using Trail Boost to overcome obstacles
  • Lift off – Perfecting the technique to safely get your wheels off the ground.
  • Pumping an e-bike

Location:  True North Cycle Hub, Upper Hulme. Leek. ST13 8TY

Meeting time: 10:00 – 15:00 

Once at the hub we will brief you on the days activity whilst you help yourself to a coffee, tea and pastry. From here we will set off to our private skills area just beneath the Roaches for an exciting days e-biking learning the fundamentals.

Towards the end of the course and if time permits we’ll put the new found skills into action and take in a small off-road loop to test them out.

 

Hire one of our amazing Haibike Allmtn 2.0 or 2020 Fantic e -bikes.

  • Full Day £50


Select Bikes at Checkout

Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system so booking your course couldn’t be easier. However if you’d prefer to book and pay over the phone please feel free to call us on 01538300517

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Private Skills Session

from £180

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For riders of all ability wanting the most personal tuition, we offer bespoke half or full day mountain bike coaching sessions. Based from our Cycle Hub we use our own private skills area with a number of features that enable us to help you progress and some great natural Peak District riding on our doorstep. The content of the course can be tailored to suit your own or groups individual requirements and also the location of your choice if required. 

  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Rider Capacity: 1-4
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike included: No, Hire bikes are available at extra cost.
  • Food Included: No, but food is available on the day.
  • Private 1-1 Half Day – £180
  • Private Full Day – £350
  • Private Groups – Contact us directly to discuss
  • You’re over eighteen unless with an adult. Min legal age for riding an e-bike is fourteen years of age.
  • Individual or groups wanting a private session  – Max group Size 4.
  •  Those riders wanting to concentrate on a specific skill or skill set
  • Experienced riders who’ve hit a plateau and want to improve
  • Novice racers wanting to improve their times
  • Riders wanting instruction in a familiar riding area
  • This will be personal to your requirements but if you view what you’ll learn from our other courses you’ll see the areas we can work on.

Location:  True North Cycle Hub, Upper Hulme. Leek. ST13 8TY

Meeting time: 10:00 – 16:00 

Detailed instructions and Itineraries will be bespoke dependant on requirements

 

Hire one of our amazing Haibike Allmtn 2.0 or 2020 Fantic e -bikes.

  • Full Day £50


Select Bikes at Checkout

Secure Payment:

We accept most major credit and debit cards and with our secure booking system so booking your course couldn’t be easier. However if you’d prefer to book and pay over the phone please feel free to call us on 01538300517

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So, Why choose an e-bike course

Our range of E-MTB courses suit riders of all abilities from those new to mountain biking through to hardened riders wanting to try something new and try their hand at e-biking. Whether you’re looking to get into e-biking or get the best out of your own e-bike we will help to build skills and confidence.

  • E-MTB set up including tyre choice and correct pressures, functionality of the controls and suspension set-up
  • Understanding all the modes and how to use the gearing appropriately
  • Utilising modes efficiently to increase battery life and pedalling technique
  • How to handle the extra weight, controlling speed and adopting flow on a trail. Using features on a trail to aid grip and control
  • How to handle traction, especially on technical climbs and understanding the dynamics of body, feet and head positioning in all aspects of riding
  • Improving overall bike handling and skill through both physical and mental training approach in a structured format

Here at True North Adventures we have been involved with e-biking for a while, from setting up the first Peak District e-bike guiding company through to working with Lapierre and Haibike in testing and demonstrating bikes at large events. Our guides and instructors have been using and racing e-bikes in the UK and abroad with great results for a number of years.

We also use e-bikes ourselves to great effect to improve and maintain our own riding skills that is directly transferable to traditional mountain biking and racing. We’ve found that bike control and technique is improved from riding an e-bike as all body movements and inputs have be precise due to the weight of an e-bike.  

Which ever you look at it, whats not to love about them, blast up the trail only to get more runs in on the descents or travel further to explore new trails with less effort, its just amazing fun.

We have developed our own private skills course with a number of dedicated features (rock gardens, roots and ruts, drop offs, jumps and series of table tops), allowing us to focus on specific techniques allowing you to confidently get the most from your E-MTB on the technical sections and downhills too. Whether it’s carrying more speed through corners, hitting jumps and drops or making light work of the technical sections.

We use slow motion technology to also give you a clear understanding and insight into your riding so you can visually identify where you’ve got it nailed or where you might need some improvement.

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All our skills courses are run in the stunning Peak District, but if you do wish to contact us for riding in an area of your own choice then please get in touch.
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Green - Easy

  • Beginner/novice cyclists. Basic Bike Skills required. 
  • Relatively flat and wide. The trail surface may be loose uneven or muddy at times. May include short flowing singletrack style sections
  • Climbs and descents are mostly shallow. No challenging features.
  • Suitable for most people in good health.

Red/Blue - Mixture

  • Mainly aimed at Intermediate cyclist/mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills. 
  • Majority of gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. Includes small Technical Trail Features (TTFs)
  • A good standard of fitness is required
  • There are some sections of terrain that is classified as Red Grade as described below – Guide will manage riders
  • Steeper and tougher  technical sections. Expect vary variable surface types.
  • A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature will be present. Expect boardwalks, berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, cambers, water crossings. 

Black - Severe

  • Expert mountain bike users, used to physically demanding routes.
  • As “Red” but with an expectation of greater challenge and continuous difficulty. Can include any useable trail surface and may include exposed open hill sections.
  • Expect large, committing and unavoidable Technical Trail Features (TTFs). Sections will be challenging and variable. May also have “downhill” style sections.
  • Suitable for very active people used to prolonged effort.
Private Courses - All abilities catered for

Green - Easy

  • Beginner/novice cyclists. Basic Bike Skills required. 
  • Relatively flat and wide. The trail surface may be loose uneven or muddy at times. May include short flowing singletrack style sections
  • Climbs and descents are mostly shallow. No challenging features.
  • Suitable for most people in good health.

Blue - Moderate

  • Intermediate cyclist/mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. 
  • As “Green plus specially constructed single track. Trail surface may include small obstables of roots and rock.
  • Most gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. Includes small Technical Trail Features (TTFs)
  • A good standard of fitness can help.

Red/Blue - Mixture

  • Mainly aimed at Intermediate cyclist/mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills. 
  • Majority of gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. Includes small Technical Trail Features (TTFs)
  • A good standard of fitness is required
  • There are some sections of terrain that is classified as Red Grade as described below – Guide will manage riders
  • Steeper and tougher  technical sections. Expect vary variable surface types.
  • A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature will be present. Expect boardwalks, berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, cambers, water crossings. 

Red - Difficult

  • Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills having ridden and comfortable in technical terrain.
  • Steeper and tougher, mostly singletrack with technical sections. Expect vary variable surface types.
  • A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature will be present. Expect boardwalks, berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, cambers, water crossings.
  • Higher level of fitness and stamina

Black - Severe

  • Expert mountain bike users, used to physically demanding routes.
  • As “Red” but with an expectation of greater challenge and continuous difficulty. Can include any useable trail surface and may include exposed open hill sections.
  • Expect large, committing and unavoidable Technical Trail Features (TTFs). Sections will be challenging and variable. May also have “downhill” style sections.
  • Suitable for very active people used to prolonged effort.

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Technical and Fitness rating

There are so many amazing routes we have access to in the Peaks, so whether you are an individual or a group, we want to ensure the route is suitable for your fitness and technical ability.

We want to make sure everyone has an amazing time and experience and develops their confidence in a controlled way, and that all the group ride within their ability and comfort zone.

Each of our routes are assigned a technical and fitness grade so your able to assess if the adventure is right for you, it also allows us to plan the best route and ensure all riders are on a similar level when out riding together.

ONE Grade - TWO Components

Colour:

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The colours signify the technical diffculty of the route or adventure, just like a trail marker or ski piste.

If you are relatively new to the sport or looking to improve after a while out you should seek out GREEN and BLUE routes .

For intermediate and advanced riders after more challenging trails and routes then look for our RED or BLACK routes 

Bars:

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The bars signify the physical difficulty in climbing or distance, as we offer e-bike adventures the route will be as challenging technically but will be easier on a fitness level as you’ll be assisted.

1 Bar: Physically easy, generally flat routes with the potential for rolling terrain. Less than 500 meters climbing distance varies between 10-15km

2 Bars: A slight increase in difficulty than that of a 1 bar route, possibility of additional climbing with a duration between 1-2 hours

3 Bars: Much harder, a route graded with 3 bars will be good undertaking. Expect between 2-5 hours out on the bike depending on route and between 800-1500m of climbing

4 Bars:  The HARDEST routes we have in the Peaks. You’ll be climbing over 1500 meters and will be out between 4-8 hours depending on the route. 

Technical ratings

Green

  • Able to ride a bike:
  • Ridden one in the past but it’s been a few years
  • can understand gear selection
  • Skills: Limited mountain biking skills

Blue

  • Time on mountain bike: Relatively new, but have had a few rides on a mountain bike
  • You have basic bike handling skills. You are comfortable on a mixture of double tracks and estate roads that may have variable ground conditions around 1m wide. Shallow gradients, some rocks and roots but nothing too severe.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a Blue trail centre route

Red

  • Time on mountain bike: Riding 1-2 years
  • You have comfortably grasped basic bike handling skills on a mixture of single-track and paths, on uneven, loose and occasionally steep gradients, with some variation in trail surfaces from rocks to roots. You are comfortable negotiating narrower trails around half a metre wide that are mostly stable with some variability. You are comfortable traversing unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks and logs.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a red trail centre route

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  • Time on mountain bike: Riding for 2 + years
  • You are a confident mountain biker and have been riding technical terrain for at least 2 years including exposed single-track and rough trails, on uneven, loose and frequent steep gradients, with frequent variation in trail surfaces from rocks to roots and small water bars. You are comfortable riding on narrow trails around a foot wide that vary greatly in their stability and may be unpredictable including loose rock. You are comfortable regularly traversing unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks, logs and drop offs up to hub height.
  • Skills: You would be comfortable on a black trail centre route

Blue - Moderate

  • Intermediate cyclist/mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. 
  • As “Green plus specially constructed single track. Trail surface may include small obstables of roots and rock.
  • Most gradients are moderate but may include short steep sections. Includes small Technical Trail Features (TTFs)
  • A good standard of fitness can help.

Red - Difficult

  • Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills having ridden and comfortable in technical terrain.
  • Steeper and tougher, mostly singletrack with technical sections. Expect vary variable surface types.
  • A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature will be present. Expect boardwalks, berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs, cambers, water crossings.
  • Higher level of fitness and stamina