Case Study - Bev

Bev came to us in February and said she wanted to do some DH racing and wanted to know what she needed to do to go faster. We had a 10min phone consultation, this helped me (JPJ) decide what was appropiate content and therefore the best venue for the course, then set a date and got her booked in on a private week day session. 

Bev hadn't been riding long, approx 1 year but had always had a fit and active life, she had good movement and she was confident. We worked with her to tune into to some of the forces going through the bike and gave her techniques to help stabilise and balance those forces. We then looked at how a racer would see the trail and what to look for.

Then this happened.

Photo credit Mark Crawshaw

Photo credit Mark Crawshaw

Bev was always going to be an awesome rider. We just helped with a little direction and focus. Some times thats all it takes.

Well Done Bev. I think its fair to say you killed it! 

This is what Bev had to say.

I went to Aline Coaching because, although I’ve only been riding a relatively short time, I felt like I’d stopped improving and I seemed to be struggling with cornering at speed. JP took me right back to basics, focusing on body position and core balance which really helped me to get in tune with my bike, and it was fun! We then moved onto cornering and with the addition of a few new skills, I was carrying more speed and railing the berms better than I ever imagined I could. I went away and practiced what I’d learnt, returning 6 weeks later to win my class at Peaty’s Steelcity DH race. I have so much more confidence in myself and I can’t wait to enter more races.
— Bev Sunyata

Is there something your working on you would like to improve? Faster, bigger, gnarlier. Maybe we can help.




Join The Revolution - February

Februarys Join The Revolution was another great success as riders took the step into some of the most fun terrain in the uk.

Generally the home of the DH elite, with support from ALine coaching Revolution Bike Park is a fantastic place for riders looking to take those first steps into advanced terrain. On our Join The Revolution course, we give riders time, space and the support to make the most of their "Revolution" experience.

After the group have settled in, we sometimes get the camera out! 

It was the sickest, gnarliest and most incredible day I’ve ever had on two wheels. I progressed more in one day than I have in one year. I’ll be back to conquer banana skin corner!
— MTBing 1 year, trail rider - Jon Elvidge
After my first run down Revolution I thought I’d made a mistake, this place has some serious steep and technical trails. But by the end of the day and some expert advice and encouragement from ALine Coaching Revolution is now my favourite place to ride. Thanks to ALine and thanks to Revolution I will be back
— Experienced rider new to DH - Scott Goodwin
Had an awesome day riding some proper downhills with a good group of people. Felt pretty confident on the rough stuff and it was great to finally ride banana skin corner, generally a pretty RAD day
— Young up and coming DH racer - Aidan Mallon
This is the second Join The Revolution course I have done. This the first time on my trail bike. Really pleased with the bike and stoked for technical XC racing with my team (Cannondale Girls) in 2016.
— MTBing 1 year, XC racer - Adel Tyson Bloor

Our next course is on the 24th of March.

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Christmas Vouchers

We went out to Greno for a morning with the man who can Richard Baybutt and took 3 bikes with us. The idea was to show the bike doesn't really matter, it's what you do with it that counts. That's where ALine comes in.

ALine Coaching vouchers make great presents for the mountain biker in your life. Coaching is something many people have never considered for themselves. Some riders may not necessarily have identified skills they want to progress and therefore not considered professional input to help them achieve their goals. Others may have concerns that they will be criticised or made to feel bad about their riding. The fact that many of our clients book in to more sessions prove this to be quite the opposite.

Do someone a favour, open them up to the wonderful world of ALine Coaching! 

Have a great Christmas and don't let the winter drizzle put you off, once you're out it's all good :-)


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Big thanks to 35Bikes and Go Outdoors for the kit and support! 

Tuesday Challenge 3

Its Tuesday and this week we are honkin over a big rock at Parkwood !

Cutting corners is for looser's (and enduroracers #slander) unless there is an element of skill of course, thens its absolutely fine........It is not faster to honk this rock its just for fun, dont cut corners Yo.

You can find this at the end of the first descent, just at the beginning of the second!

Hows your bunny hop yall?

Remember what happened the boy who thought he could fly? He jumped out of a window and found out he couldn't! If I thought I could fly, Id try from the ground first! Always look for progression.....

If you aint filmed didn't happen, send us your vids!