Our Skills Coaches

Doing a coaching course doesn’t mean you’ll offer a good coaching service. There are plenty of fast riders and many great teachers around. But it’s hard to find a good mix of both.

We’re basically obsessed with bike handling technique and have combined decades of international level competition experience with formulation of proven methods that we can pass on to riders of any level. We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’ coaching. Our highly experiences and accredited coaches tailor skills sessions to YOU based on our assessment of your riding and learning about your personality, needs and goals. We apply coaching methods and drills we’ve refined over time to help you get more out of yourself, your bike and the trail while having a fun time.


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Rowan Beggs-French
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Rowan is a Level 1 accredited coach, mountain biker, adventurer and off-road athlete. He's an athlete passionate about endurance sport having spent most of his life outdoors, with a focus on off-road triathlon and mountain biking. His involvement has seen him race around Australia and overseas, representing Australia 4 times at the ITU Triathlon World Championships. Rowan has a background in sport specific strength and conditioning and enjoys seeing others discover what endurance sport can offer.
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Claire Whiteman
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Claire is a Level 1 accredited coach with over 15 years of coaching experience and is well known in the sport as an advocate for women in cycling. As a former Downhill racer Claire has multiple Elite National and Oceania Downhill Championship titles to her name and has also raced multiple DH World Cups and Championships. She is an ambassador for women in mountain biking, but is equally adept at teaching the guys a thing or two!
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Vinny Robinson
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Vinny is an accredited MTB skills coach with a moto enduro and motocross racing background. With over 15 years of dirt bike competition under his belt, he knows a thing or two about how to work two wheels through dirt. He started mountain biking in 2012, racing a combination of DH and XC. And he enjoys combing moto racing techniques with MTB riding to make riding fast, smooth and efficient. Passing that technical knowledge onto riders is something he really enjoys.
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Jackson Frew
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

One of the best downhill racers in Australia, as well as being an accredited MTB skills coach, Jackson has a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to other riders. He's a seasoned World Cup Downhill racer with the Kona Gravity Racing Team, with title wins such as Oceania Downhill Championship. Jackson is keen to work with advanced riders to help them improve their technical riding so they can maximise their speed and control on gravity oriented trails.
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Dylan Cooper
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Coops is a Level 1 accredited coach and has instructed hundreds of riders, from entry level beginners to top level elite racers. Whether it's on the dirt or bitumen, he’s passionate about getting people into riding bikes and loves seeing riders improve. Having competing internationally, across various disciplines (XC, marathon, gravity and road), for Trek Racing for over 20 years, he knows what it takes to handle a bike at any level. And having won countless national races and represented Australia at the World Championships 7 times, as well as many World Cups, Coops holds a wealth of knowledge and knows what it takes to ride well in various situations. That knowledge, combined with over 15 years of skills coaching experience, allows him to apply proven methods to coaching riders of all levels and disciplines.
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Cara Paton
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Cara is a Level 1 accredited coach and a super experienced rider/racer within various disciplines. More info coming soon.
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Garreth Paton
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Garreth is an accredited MTB skills coach and has over 27 years of racing experience, as well as being a pump track building guru (including the one in his back yard). Some of Gaz's stats include: Raced many disciplines including DH, XC, ENDURO, Marathon, stage races, 24hrs, as well as road and track racing; Trail builder for Makin trax; Raced XC at World Champs; Raced XC and DH at Oceania Games; CORC member for 27 years; Experience on MTB parks in Canada, America, NZ and Italy.
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Ben Henderson
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Ben is a Level 1 accredited coach and a member of Australia’s leading MTB team, Trek Racing Australia, Ben’s passion for mountain biking has seen him travel and compete around Australia and internationally. With plenty of racing and coaching experience under his belt, Ben has plenty to offer riders wanting to improve.

IMPROVE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS

Get in touch any time to discuss your goals and we can help you choose the right session plan for you. We tailor sessions to your needs and abilities so you achieve the best outcome in the shortest time.

Skills coaching options & pricing