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 and build confidence 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.
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.
This full day course has been developed to give you, the rider, an insight into the growing discipline of e-bike enduro racing.
Our ‘Race Ready’ course focuses on more advanced skills and techniques to give you the confidence to enter your first e-bike race and prepares you for the slightly different approach to e-bike racing. We’ll look at specific skills required and help understand why these skills need to be applied in order to improve your speed and flow.
This course however isn’t just suitable for those wishing to race its an ideal course for riders wishing to improve their general trail riding and bring it to a new level.
Our Private Coaching sessions are great for individuals or groups of friends wanting the most personal tuition and the best way to progress your riding or address a specific problem area, we offer bespoke full day mountain bike coaching sessions.
Based from our Cycle Hub in Upper Hulme beneath the amazing Roaches we use our own private skills area and purpose made tracks with a number of features that enable us to concentrate on a specific skills. This allows us to progress in a controlled environment so unlike other companies we don’t have to share our trails with anyone else so there’s no pressure and more time for you to grasp a technique and practice. If you want to combine skills training with a guided ride then we have some great natural Peak District riding on our doorstep, we also have multi-day options where we can help you with your accommodation if required and put together a weekend of coaching and natural riding to really accelerate your progress and to also put what you have learned into action out on the trail.
The content and level of the course can be tailored to suit your own or groups individual requirements.
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.
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 over emphasised due to the added weight and the centre of gravity. The specific skills and technique required takes a little more practice but our specific courses are dedicated to the 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 trails and skills area with a number of dedicated features (enduro trail with varying size berms, corners, shutes, 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 improving your flow on technical trails we can help you.
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.
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.
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
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.