Our MTB 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 MTB skills 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

A Level 1 accredited MTB skills coach with over 15 years of coaching experience, 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 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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Morgan Fitzgerald
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Morgan simply just loves riding bikes. With over 24 years of racing dirt bikes under the belt (5 years racing for the Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road Team), from motocross and flat track to mainly enduro and cross country, he's represented Australia in races like the International Six Days Enduro in Slovakia. Having always used MTB as a cross-training tool for moto racing, he's ridden bikes all his life. But he's now turned his focus to mountain bikes full time, with plenty of XC and gravity racing. Morgan loves being on two wheels and being involved in a sport. With so much to offer in the coaching realm, he's excited to sharing his knowledge of bike handling and racing, with a primary goal of seeing others enjoy bikes as much as he does.
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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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Cara Paton
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Cara is a Level 1 accredited MTB skills coach and a super experienced rider/racer within various disciplines. Her gravity and cross country competition background has allowed her to fine tune her riding technique, which she now passes onto other riders of all levels. And her knack for making sessions fun and engaging is second to none.
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Allegra Battiato
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Allegra is a Level 1 accredited MTB skills coach and has competed in various marathon, XC, gravity, and stage races around Australia. She also competes in off-road triathlons, having twice done the world championship. These days Allegra primarily enjoys riding enduro trails around the world and is super passionate about getting as many women and kids on bikes as possible. Photo: Element Photography
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Corey Smith
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Apart from being an Level 1 accredited MTB skills coach with lots of experience teaching correct technique to a variety of riders, Corey's background is mostly hard and fast racing in a variety of disciplines. Racing at the national level and hitting up World Championships in Europe has given him a wealth of knowledge already and he's keen to pass that on to other riders where possible.
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Emma Rhymer
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Emma is a Level 1 accredited MTB skills coach and educator in secondary schools, where her 'teacher's voice' is well trained. With vast experience in endurance MTB events, she knows what it takes to ride hard and fast, but also smoothly and efficiently. With a knack for getting the most out of riders, the energy she brings to coaching ensures her students thrive in a variety of situations.
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Hayley Oakes
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Hayley, an accredited MTB skills coach, has been riding since she was 3 and likes anything with pedals and 2 wheels, but especially loves XC racing! She is the current Under 17 Australian XCC, XCO and XCM champion and is passionate about introducing the next generation of MTB athletes to riding well and racing fast. The energy she brings to her coaching is unmatched.
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Dylan Cooper
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Coops has raced professionally and competed internationally, across various disciplines (XCC, XCO, XCM, gravity and road) for over 25 years, has won countless national races and represented Australia at the World Championships 7 times, as well as many World Cup races. Now he's turned his attention to getting people into riding bikes with good control and loves seeing riders improve. With over 15 years of skills coaching experience, he's always keen to apply proven methods to coaching kids and adults of all levels and disciplines.
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Finley Mueller
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

An accredited MTB skills coach and having coached from the age of 14, Finley is hooked on riding and coaching! With a love for enduro racing, he also cherishes going for a spin on dirt jumper. With a fondness for being on the back wheel, and especially enjoying getting creative with line choices on the trail, he mainly takes pleasure in pushing riders out of their comfort zones and prides in seeing the resulting progress.
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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 combining 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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Glen Goggin
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

An ex moto rider with a smooth, flowing riding style to die for, Glen has some serious riding ability in all disciplines. But he backs it up with knowledge of equipment, racing and technique. Passing on this experience and knowledge in a way that riders understand goes a long way to helping others improve their technique and enjoy their riding more. In between winning enduro races, either on e-bikes or analog, you'll see him boosting the trails with ease and sharing his love for two wheels.
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Alysha McNee
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

Alysha has been an active and passionate member of the Canberra cycling community since she was a little girl. Volunteering at many cycling events and now a seasoned cycling coach. Alysha's cycling has included competing at various mountain bike events including cross country, MTB orienteering, road racing and dabbling in BMX riding. Her focus in recent years has been gravity riding and competition. Alysha has been successful in racing the Thredbo Cannonball and achieving podium success at a number of events. She enjoys travelling with her bike and has spent time riding the trails of Whistler and various trails around Australia.
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Jayne Rutter
Qualified/Accredited MTB Skills Coach

An experienced MTB racer and mum of three kids, Jayne knows what challenges are all about. And she simply loves to ride and race bikes! Having national and international racing experience under her belt, she has plenty to offer riders of all levels, across various disciplines. Combining skilled riding with her vast knowledge, she can pinpoint what riders need to improve and have fun in the process.
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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.

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