WHAT DOES GREEN, BLUE, RED MEAN?
We look to put your shredder in the best possible group to help them progress.. please read carefully
GREEN (Beginner/Rookie) – This is where we input and practice base core skills techniques. It caters for the novice through to those who have potentially had a prior session or two but are still building trail confidence and require prompts to adopt a good core position on trail (level pedals, body position, not sitting etc..) This is definitely not something to ignore and within these sessions riders can be pushed further onto harder terrain until they’re recognising their own body position on trail. (Trails used – Green/Blue grade)
GREEN / BLUE – Ideal for riders who’ve done some trail riding or have previously done the green session but need reminding of core skills and position. Also works really well for the slightly older riders new to the sport.(Trails used – Green/Blue grade)
BLUE (Intermediate) – For those that have the hang of a strong position on the bike we introduce further techniques (such as cornering, steep, drops, small jumps etc..) and look to develop their natural adaptation of body position for effective control on more varied terrain. Less time is spent on basic core skills at the start so it’s important they know what we’re talking about! (Trails used – Green/Blue/Red grade)
Adv BL / RED* – introduced for both red riders and ‘solid’ intermediates looking to level up!! NB Intermediate riders in this group must be of a good standard and on a bike suitable for Red/Black trails. (Trails used – Blue/Red/Black)
RED (Advanced) – This is for the competent riders that have demonstrated a good knowledge and application of body positioning, cornering and control in a variety of trail types. They will already have some experience riding Red graded trails with good control and we now look to coach them in harsher trail environments on their own independent decisions. It will include areas such as line choice, section planning, trail walks, riding blind, off camber roots, steep trails and drops etc etc… PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS USUALLY DEMANDING FROM THE START AND IS NOT THE PLACE FOR ANYONE WHO HASN’T MASTERED BIKE CONTROL. (Trails used – Blue/Red/Black grade)
**If you’re still unsure please ask and we’ll be happy to advise**