The Summit is now an established coaching facility and we have seen some incredible progress from so many of our riders since we opened 2 years ago. None more so than our youth riders who sit at the heart of what we do. 

Dates are as follows:
Beginner courses - 12th, 13th, 14th April.  

Any questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 01344 360229 or email 

So that our coaches can give every rider the best experience possible, there will be a few prerequisites for each programme to ensure a similar ability level across the group. Below is an overview of who each course is aimed at:

Youth Development Sessions:     

  • New to mountain biking, perhaps with some previous cycling experience. 
  • Looking to develop confidence and consistency on green and blue trails.
  • No or limited experience on small jumps and drops. 
  • Have use of a suitable mountain bike and protective equipment (helmet mandatory, glove and kneepads recommended*). 

Youth Academy Sessions: 

  • Confident on green and blue trails with the ability to ride some red trails as a minimum. 
  • Experience and competence on small (>2 ft) drops, looking to develop ability on more advanced technical trail features. 
  • Experience on small to medium-sized tabletop jumps, looking to develop confidence and consistency on tabletops and our progressive gap jumps. 

*Helmets and protective equipment can be purchased from the Swinley Bike Hub shop. 20% off Dakine protection for Youth riders on this course. While stocks last