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Regional MTB Coaching Sessions

Thank you to all who attended the Regional MTB Coaches meeting which took place on Tuesday 6th February.

At the meeting the start date for the Regional MTB coaching cluster was set.

To begin the programme, there will be a series of four MTB Core Skills sessions, full information provided below:


Venue; Longfield Academy of Sport School, Longfield Road,  Darlington, DL3 0HT 
When; Wednesday evenings 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of March 2018. 7pm till 9pm  
Cost; Online £4 + £1 admin fee or on the night £7.50  
Open to; All riders from 12 years old upwards, with good core skills looking to develop MTB skills  
Coaching content; Sessions will be based around manuals, wheelies, bunny hops, endos, jumping and other skills to enhance core MTB skills
Equipment to bring;  MTB with flat pedals, (limited flat pedals are available if required) no clips, Helmet, Gloves, Fluids, Warm clothing  
Contact; Andrew Samanjoul 07534 281 257 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To bring the sessions inline with efficient and best practice, entry for these four sessions and beyond will now be online, this method also helps to create a database of rider and parent contact details to communicate important messages and allows the attendance records to contribute towards selection criteria for other programmes such as RSR's.

Sessions 1-4 are now open for online entry via the British Cycling online entry system. 

TinyUrl of the four sessions are here; https://tinyurl.com/yc2he6x4


Holiday Coaching Camp at Thorneyford Farm

Tyneside Vagabonds are hosting a half day Go-Ride Holiday Coaching Camp in February Half Term at;

Thorneyford Farm

Kirkley, Ponteland
NE20 0AJ

Taking place on the morning of Thursday 15th February 2018

Sign on; 9am

Session timings; 9.30 - 12.30

Riders from all clubs welcome

Turn up & Pay on the day; £3.00 per rider

Go-Ride coaches Andy Samanjoul & Melissa Marshall will be delivering a range of fun activities, and skills.

Bring your bike, helmet, warm clothes, and a snack and drink.  




Regional MTB Coaching meeting

Club coaches and volunteers are invited to attend a meeting to discuss Regional Mountain Bike Coaching activity, the meeting is taking place on:

Tuesday 6th February 2018

6.30pm start in Room 2 at Durham County Hall, DH1 5UL

Current MTB Cluster coaches will be attending and anyone else interested in supporting the regional MTB sessions in 2018 are welcome.

Jack Humphreys the national Mountain Bike Talent coach will be updating on the performance pathway programme and the Go-Ride coach team will also be there to discuss how they can support club coaches  and activity.

Topics to include are:

  • 2018 Start date & Venue arrangements


  • Coaches pool / rota – to understand who is available on which weeks, and identify areas of CPD for the volunteers


  • Online Entry – to fall in line with other clusters, which creates a database of riders and allows the attendance records to contribute towards selection criteria


  • MTB Course – to understand when another MTB course is needed in the region.


If you wish to attend, please register your attendance with Andy Samanjoul on; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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