Category Archives: Coaching

Posts about MTB Coaching or Bikeability training

Coaching with Surrey YMCA at Coed y Brenin

I had the pleasure today of leading a group of young people with additional learning challenges (and their helpers) around the trails of Coed y Brenin. The 3 day trip organised by Mark Browne from Surrey YMCA led on from … Continue reading

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Coaching at Coed y Brenin

2014 is starting out rather damp, but thankfully my first coaching session of the year was well-timed to take advantage of one of the few brief haituses that have occurred between the near-incessant downpours. Rob wanted to improve his confidence, … Continue reading

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What came around went around.

And so that was summer. It felt like one of those summers we had when we were kids – it went on for ages. Glorious golden days, with long hazy evenings, stretching out into seeming eternity. Due to the weather … Continue reading

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Summer.

It’s hard to believe. It’s so long ago since it last happened I’d forgotten exactly what it was. It’s summer!!! Proper flipping summer!!!! The sun is hot and everything!!!!! And…(a big ‘And’)…it’s in Wales!!!!!! I seriously struggle to express just … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air (at last).

The snow is finally thawing, the temperatures are almost into double figures, and the daffodils are lining the roads as I ride through the Welsh countryside. It’s finally beginning to look like Spring is sprung. I’m not the only one … Continue reading

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GISDA – supporting young people (and riding bikes!)

GISDA is a charitable company based in Caernarfon “offering vulnerable people in our society the opportunity to improve their quality of life so they aren’t disadvantaged because of poverty.” This week they brought a group of young people to Coed … Continue reading

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Sometimes work just isn’t.

I had the pleasure of running a coaching session for Iago and Steffan’s 9th birthdays last week at Coed y Brenin. They and 6 of their best friends braved the weather (it didn’t turn out too bad in the end) … Continue reading

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After the sun goes down….

Wheelism is once again offering guided night riding sessions at the dark and magical Coed y Brenin over the coming months. If you’ve ever fancied giving night riding a go but aren’t sure about splashing out that much cash on … Continue reading

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Days like these….

You don’t get days like these very often. In fact they rarely happen at all. It started with an early morning blast around the Minotaur trail at Coed y Brenin – they’ve just opened the 3rd loop, which climbs parallel … Continue reading

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Powys Xtreme 2012

This week I’ve had the pleasure to run some sessions for Machynlleth Youth Club as part of the Powys Xtreme series of summer activities. Day One was at Coed y Brenin, looking at some underlying MTB skills that can help … Continue reading

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