GETTING STARTED: MOUNTAIN BIKING

Getting Started: Mountain Biking

For today’s Experience Talk we will be speaking to Anna Riddell, who is a mountain bike coach and instructor and the founder of Ride Out Mountain Bike Coaching which offers mountain biking coaching, trail days and adventures in Scotland.

Anna is a one time surfer who turned to mountain biking when she became a mother. She has been riding, coaching, leading and racing mountain bikes for years. She absolutely loves biking and gets a real buzz from sharing her passion with others. In 2019 befor Covid she raced the full Scottish Enduro Series, and the crazy MacAvalanche sweeping numerous podium places along the way.

Anna is a qualified Mountain Biking instructor who has received the British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award, Level 2 Coaching Award, Night Leader Award Cycling Scotland Bike Ability Level 1-3 Tutor Certifcation, Sport Scotland Professional Development Award in Sports Education Tutoring and Go MTB Level 5.

Mountain biking is the activity of riding a bicycle designed for off-road cycling on different kinds of off-road trails. It requires endurance, speed, balance and bike handling skills to navigate through the varied terrains and trails a mountain biker chooses to ride on. There are different mountain biking disciplines, ranging from downhill descents to gentle rides on scenic trails. It is as sport open to people of all skill levels and reasonably easy to learn. So, whether you are a seasoned mountain biker or a complete beginner, you will be able to find off-road terrains and trails that will match your level and abilities.

In our interview Anna gives us the complete low down about getting started with Mountain Biking.

To find Anna and her company Ride Out Mountain Biking Coaching you can find her online at:

https://www.instagram.com/annariddz/

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“I absolutely love mountain biking and get a real buzz from sharing my passion with others.” @annariddz Anna Riddell

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How did you get started with mountain biking?
  • What is it about mountain biking you love so much?
  • What do you love most about sharing mountain biking with your clients?
  • Why do you think people should try mountain biking?
  • What have been some of your most memorable moments mountain biking?
  • What are some of the top places to go mountain biking in Scotland?
  • What is on your personal mountain biking bucket list?
  • Plus much more…

 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What are the different types of mountain biking.
  • What skills you need to get started with mountain biking.
  • The main challenges you will face as a first time mountain biker.
  • Beyond a mountain bike what some of the other equipment you need to ride a mountain bike.
  • What to look for in a mountain bike coach or instructor.
  • What you should be looking for in purchasing your mountain bike.
  • Plus much more…

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