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.
Combining decades of international level competition experience and formulation of proven methods we have a lot to 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 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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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. including cross country, marathon, short track, road, and enduro. He's competing internationally, across various disciplines, for Trek Racing for over 20 years. Having won countless national series 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 control a bike 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. He’s passionate about getting people into this great sport and loves seeing people improve.
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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 12 years of coaching experience. From the DH tracks at Thredbo to 3 day CORC Women’s MTB camps to MTBA National Junior XC and DH camps at the AIS and everything in between Claire 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. Claire has also raced multiple DH World Cups and Championships and travelled extensively with her bikes all over the world. Still a racer she is focusing more on the Enduro scene currently with recent a National Enduro Round Elite victory and a win in the Pro category at the inaugural Thredbo Super Enduro in 2017. Claire represents SRAM as an ambassador for women in mountain biking but is equally adept at teaching the guys a thing or two!
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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 a Level 0 accredited 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