🌍World’s Best Mountain Biker! 🚵♀️
Having watched a video from Red Bull Media about one of the best Women’s MTB riders, Jolanda Neff, I wanted to share some of the key messages explored in the video! They may help you focus on what you need to do if you want to achieve success on your bike!
- The Swiss Women’s MTB Squad will train with the National BMX coach. Cross discipline riding.
💡Essential skills for any bike handling manoevers in all cycling disciplines
🤷♂️ I’ve ALWAYS struggled to persuade riders i’ve coached to reap the benefits of 30 minutes in a skate park or practicing hops over logs and stumps despite the obvious benefits for any bike riders! This is demonstrated by Yolanda ability to leave the rest of the Elite Women’s XC field behind on descents in World Cup races.
💡Bike tag, bike football are games we play at our Mountain Bike camps to help establish these fundamental skills.
⚙️She is always up for a challenge. As a highly motivated rider she strives for success.
🥈Dad is a past runner up at Masters World Champs and very humble.
💪 Co-ordination, balance and physical literacy are essential for all sports not just bike riding.
- World class facilities and support network is available close to her.
- Parents incredibly supportive.
- Jolanda states dad never ever shouts at her or pushes her to anything. His actions speak louder than words!
- Fun is always the ultimate goal!
And remember, this video was shot in the off season (winter of 2016) before she became the 2017 World Champion in Cairns!
So you could say what she was doing works quite well for her! What can you take from this to help you on your journey?
Take a seat and watch the video for yourself.
Remember we are here to help you so if you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll do what we can to help!