XC Academy


Who is it for? Riders aged 11-16, competent and confident riders that have a good level of physical fitness and have ridden black and off piste/natural trails before. Want to meet similar ability young riders, improve and push their riding to the next level. Ideal for any aspiring racers wanting to tackle technically demanding terrain and bring their riding on to the next level.
What is it? 4 hours of riding for 2 or 3 consecutive days, some foundation skills will be recapped so we can build from a strong beginning to find and maintain speed, look for traction on the trail and carry speed while conserving energy. Develop precision and control on technical trails. Maintaining a strong neutral body position so you are always ready for whats coming next on the trail. This course will is aimed at getting the most out of you and your bike over several days so all skills can be practiced, perfected and consolidated in full context throughout the course.

Day 1 – Movement and weight distribution (such as Manuals, wheel lifts, braking zones and Cornering speed)
Day 2 – Develop in context riding technical more natural trails with a focus on finding speed (features like Drops, Steps, Roots with additional line choice and tackling technical climbs)
Day 3 (summer only)– Riding technical trails with precision, confidence and race craft (Trails with continuous Steep, Technical features & Chutes)

Location Day 1 – Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Day 2 & 3 Dyfi Forest (Meeting location will be within the Dyfi Forest but may vary day to day but all participants will be contacted the week before to confirm details) SY209SH
Duration 4 hours 9am-1pm

Additional information


(July/August) Wednesday 31st, Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd (9am-1pm), (September) Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th (9am-1pm)