Adult 6 Week Skills Course

NEW Adult 6 Week Skills Course

For the first time we’re running a 6 week program of skills sessions for adults!

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We believe that for riders to improve their riding they must  consistently practice in a progressive manner. With clear guidance on how, when and what  to do we feel this six week program of skills sessions ideal for those riders with limited time who want to develop their core skills to tackle new terrain with confidence!

During the six weekly sessions you will progress your skills from basic bike handling and correcting bad habits through to tackling technical skills like pumping and jumping! 

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This course costs £60 which offers great value for 6 hours of high quality coaching. We have limited spaces on this session so contact us to book your place!

Starting on Thursday 20th July at 7:15pm. Finishing at 8:15pm

Contact us via Facebook or email pedaltoprogression@hotmail.com to book your place!

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Pedal To Progression Children’s Summer Camp 2017

Pedal To Progression Children’s Summer Camp

For the first time we’re holding a weekly summer camp during the summer holidays for kids! This camp is not to be missed!

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The session will catering for ages 9+. The session will be focused on having FUN riding bikes whilst learning some essential skills along the way.

We’ll spend the first sessions honing your techniques at the NEW MTB skills park. Once your skills are dialled in we’ll head out onto the trails! 

You’ll also be guided along a variety of well known trails such as the ‘Otter’s Pocket’ and ‘The Riddler’.

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On the final session we’ll head out to Ramsey to ride the famous Tree Hugger trail!

You’ll need: Experience of riding off road. This is essential as we will be riding for prolonged periods of time when climbing. If your child can ride a Red grade trail confidently then this camp will suit them!

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Every Wednesday of the school summer holidays. First session starting WEDNESDAY 26th July 1pm – 5pm.  9am – 1pm for the sessions thereafter.

£15 per rider per session. £90 for all six sessions.

Deposit of £30 required. 

Your child’s bike must be in good working order and it is compulsory to wear a helmet during the session. Your child will need to bring a drink and snacks for the session (we can only provide water, no lunch provided on the day). 

To book your child’s place on the summer camp contact us.

Once a deposit payment is received we’ll confirm your booking and send further details about the sessions. Thanks!

MTB Guiding On The Isle Of Man

The Isle Of Man is renowned as a destination for it’s motorbike history however its two wheeled companion, the mountain bike is growing in popularity thanks to the islands increasing network of mountain bike trails! Many are hidden gems!

Having ridden at the best trail centres, resorts and award winning locations across Europe, the Isle Of Man still has something special to offer. The trails here will take you through truly unspoilt natural scenery!

IMG_0320With views like this it’s easy to see why!

For riders new to mountain biking we recommend starting at Conhrenny plantation. Only a short drive from the iconic Creg-Ny-Baa pub. Here you will find an entertaining mix of flowing fire roads and blue grade features in the single track through the trees. The trails are well marked and easy to navigate when following the arrows!

However if you’re looking for a longer route with a mix of climbing, technical single track requiring basic navigation our next option could be the route for you:

Beginning in the coastal town of Peel, ride from the prom along the quayside towards the Kipper factory. Join the disused railway line until you reach St. John’s. Once You’ve made it past the old train station  keep an eye out for the next gate, once you reach it turn right up the Seven Gates climb. Upon reaching the top enjoy your view before heading into the trees of Archallagan Plantation. Whilst in ‘Archie’ there are a range of trails from smooth to rooty. Explore, remembering that you’ll head back to Peel the same way you arrived!

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Plenty of gates for an obligatory bike with a view photo!

If you’re searching for adrenaline and challenge, the Three Legs Route has it all. Starting from the ‘Round Table’ junction (A36 meets A27) the ride begins with a descent alongside the A27 through Glen Rushen, down a fast trail littered with rollable features flowing into the next valley. At the bottom of the valley turn left to climb up the road. 

Crossing over the junction towards Cringle Plantation enter the lay-by to your left and immediately hop over the hedge into the trees.Follow the trail to your left and descend the Black grade ‘Riddler’ trail. Recover next to the reservoir before taking the left hand track onto the ‘Whiskey Run’ climb.

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If you still have the energy, ride the road towards Foxdale/Douglas, turning left at the next junction. At the end of the Arrassey Plantation tree line turn left onto the End2End trail. You can follow this, or venture left down the ‘Enduro’ routes until you reach the Tarmac road at the bottom of the plantation. From there you can climb up the track alongside the river and up the pipeline! This rocky off road climb is one of the toughest on the island, once you reach the top take in the views before you pack up!

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At Pedal To Progression we can guide you around any of these routes or a personalised route to suit your fitness and ability. Using leading industry standards we make sure you remain safe, well prepared and have a great ride!

Contact us at www.pedaltoprogression.com

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NORCO RANGE BIKE CHECK

Here’s our current steed ready for this weekends Manx MTB Enduro Two Day event.

IMG_0079The Norco Range has a carbon monocoque frame with 160mm of rear travel.

IMG_0083This is provided by the Monarch Plus R. No need for too many adjustments thanks to the custom setup inside it. We’ve altered it to allow the shock to ‘ramp up’ as it uses more travel. This gives a stiffer feeling and more feedback which we prefer.

IMG_0080The rear wheel has been built by us using a 142×12 Hope Pro 2 Evo hub with 40t engagement for smooth pedalling. This is attached to a Stans No Tubes Arch rim running tubeless with a Maxxis High Roller tyre.

IMG_0084The same setup is used at the front apart from a Crest rim and Stans No Tubes hub. To keep this wheel tracking the ground a Rockshox Pike with the right amount of bottomless tokens helps control the bike over all those drops and jumps out on the trails!

IMG_0082The trusty DMR Vault pedals are attached to the stealthy Shimano M8000 cranks. They push a 34t Absolute Black oval chainring matched up with a 10 speed 40-11 cassette. To avoid dropping a chain when things get rough the XT clutch derailleur and Hope Tech top chain guide are fitted.

IMG_0081To control the bike on the steeper terrain a Rockshox Reverb stealth dropper seat post is fitted. It’s hidden cables avoid mud sticking to the bike in worst conditions and giving the bike a cleaner look. Shimano SLX brakes also have their brake lines hidden. Both front and rear are fitted with Uberbike finned brake pads with their race compound on 180mm lightweight discs. They slow the bike quickly in all weather conditions, be it hot, wet or cold.

FullSizeRender[1]We are looking forward to piloting the Norco around all 10 stages of the enduro! See you there!

Video Coaching

Video Coaching

Our coaching is now accessible to you from anywhere with internet using our new video coaching services!

This is perfect for riders who:

  • Want proven coaching that’s efficient and effective.
  • Have limited training time and need focused drills to improve your skills when it suits you!
  • You’ve read articles, watched YouTube videos and still can’t master it!
  • Are unable to make it to our skills courses.

To use this service all you need to do is contact us and we’ll send you a link to upload your video to. We’ll analyse your video and send you clear, concise feedback and targets to focus your efforts to improve.

Three packages are available:

1 video – £30 

Already got a video or technique in mind? This option is perfect if you want coaching at your convenience. A great introduction to our video coaching.

3 videos – £80

Ideal for those wanting to progress from a basic technique to a more complex skill. We’ll provide you with guide to develop your chosen skill.

12 videos – £300

For anyone committed to improving their riding in the long term this all inclusive package offers you plenty of opportunity to develop your riding with our comprehensive step by step coaching.

To enquire about availability email us at: pedaltoprogression@hotmail.com or contact us!

Our Latest Testimonial

We don’t normally blow the trumpet when we get feedback from our clients but this well written testimonial is too good not to share.

“After about a ten year lay of from specific downhill riding I thought it was time to start doing the enduro rounds.

With over 25 years mountain bike experience including downhill racing in the UK it would be a reasonable challenge to say “Why do you need to get coaching? Can’t you just go out on your bike?”

Whilst I could just ride my bike and eventually I’d possibly get there – I found that the cost of a new tyre got me a one to one coaching session that fast tracked a lot of improvements.

Yes, you can ride your bike but Adam quickly spotted things I could do better and delivered a noticeable improvement in speed and control in a very short period of time.

He asked me sensible questions so I could put some pieces together and work out the solution and also delivered simple “why don’t you try this?” ideas.

A great coach, fun to ride with, fun to learn from and with a wealth of experience.

It just shows – if you listen you are never to old to learn.” – Johnny about his one to one session.

Convinced? If not check out how we can help you improve your riding at http://www.pedaltoprogression.com

2016 – A time to change?

As 2016 begins so does the new year, new you trend!

We’ve got five top tops to get you moving in the right direction:

  1. EVALUATE – Collect your thoughts and information on your previous performances. For example, looking at previous race results may show which type of course you struggle with, or viewing onboard videos for areas you crash or lose momentum in, power or heart rate data from your Garmin may show up when your fitness is letting you down.
    With our clients training programs we repeat this part of the process regularly to keep moving forward towards their goals.
  2. ASSESS –  You need to complete a test in order to find out where you are at now. If you have a fitness goal this can be measured by completing a fitness test. If you have a psychological or behavioural goal this is harder to assess. We can assist with an appropriate test for all areas.
  3. GOAL SETTING – This part could have a whole blog about it, but here’s the very basics. Now that you know what you want to improve and where you are now, you need to set your SMART goal. If it is specific, measurable, agreed, realistic and time based to be completed by then your more likely to reach your goal.

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  4. PLAN – This is where you can put in all the little parts of the puzzle in the order you think they will allow you to reach your goal. A coach can assist you by doing this in the most efficient manner, whilst keeping you on track. At Pedal To Progression we have a few rules of thumb to help you stay motivated and progressing towards your chosen goal.
  5. TRACKING – As you complete your plan track your progress as you did in step 1. and once you’ve followed your plan for around 8 weeks make sure you retest yourself to see how you’ve done!

    Following these simple steps will give you a positive way to progress towards your goals for 2016!

    If you would prefer more information, or wish to discuss a personalised training plan please contact us via:
    pedaltoprogression@hotmail.com