COACHING

COACHING AT DYFI BIKE PARK

At Dyfi Bike Park we’re dedicated to rider progression and so we take our commitment to coaching very seriously. Our coaching department is headed up by Dan with support from riders that he has personally selected  – including three pro-racers, a female free-riding sensation and three young and talented riders who have already proved themselves as leaders at the Bike Park.

Even the most experienced riders can benefit from an expert eye every now and then, but not everyone wants to be a racer!

We only work with coaches who will guarantee you maximum progression as they guide you across some of the best and most varied terrain in the UK  – whatever level you’re at.

Email us at  coaching@dyfibikepark.co.uk to book your session.

MEET THE COACHES

Dan Atherton

Pro-racer

`Vital MTB call Dan “one of the best bike riders in the world, full stop.”
Athy has had top flight results in BMX, Enduro, Downhill and Four Cross (including a National Championship, numerous World Cup and EWS podiums and a World Cup win) His coaching credentials are matchless with Gee and Rach both crediting him with much of their World Cup success.

Learn with Dan at one of our bespoke ride days.
Not available for individual sessions

Al Bond

Pro-racer

From World Cup top 20s to Red Bull Hardline to Lisbon downtown races and winning the Overall British Elite Championships Bondy has done it all. His vast experience gives him a unique perspective on how to get the most from a bike and he’s arguably the best confidence builder in the business.

Level 2 British Cycling MTB coach.

Joe Smith

Pro-racer

Joe has over 15 year’s experience at the top level of the sport with top 10 results in both Downhill World Cups and the Enduro World Series. He has been a Red Bull Hardline finalist six times and twice on the podium. He is a British National Series Champion and has represented Great Britain at the World Championships twice.

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader.

Becci Skelton

Pro-racer

Becci came to Mountain biking late so she has a particular sensitivity to the highs and lows of progressing as an adult. She was 2019’s Elite British Downhill Series Champion and has several World Cups under her belt as well as a top 10 in the Megavalanche. Becci has been a personal trainer for 15 years and counts the current DH British Champion amongst her clients. As seen on Ninja Warrior!

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader.

Vero Sandler

Pro Rider

Is arguably the leading female free- racer in the UK today with stacks of brilliant edits to her credit. Vero turned her back on a racing career despite a list of World Cup top 10s so that she could concentrate on riding for fun. It’s an attitude that shines through every time we see her on her bike.


MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader.

Jim Monro

Coach and Guide

Jim is just 19 years old but his skill level is way beyond his years. The youngest rider at this year’s Red Bull Hardline, is a founding member of the Dyfi Dig Crew and knows every inch of the terrain. Jim is also a keen racer, just starting out on the World Cup scene, he qualified for the Snowshoe 2021 World Cup.

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader

Available for Coaching, Bike Park Guiding

Alf Raynor

Coach and Guide

Alf is 19 years old and has been a key member of our dig crew for 2 years, he is Dyfi Bike park guide with over two years of outdoor instructor experience and is best known for his tricks! Alf says training to be a coach has taught him how to slow down and consider body movement on the bike a lot more carefully!

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader
Available for Bike Park Guiding, Coaching coming soon!

Sam Malster

Coach and Guide

19 year old Sam is a super-talented rider and traiI-builder, he’s spent two years studying outdoor adventure coaching and is a Dyfi Bike Park guide. His favourite things to do at the Bike Park are to find new gaps and lines on the DH trails and to work on flow and style on the big jump lines. Sam has a background in racing and hopes to compete in Red Bull Hardline and World Cups in the future.

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader
Available for Bike Park Guiding, Coaching coming soon!

Tom Lancaster

Guide

21 year old Tom was riding bikes before he could run and has taken every opportunity since to get out on his bike. Tom is a meticulous rider who has built his own confidence through a thorough focus on constantly building his own riding skills and with this understanding he’s great at taking a step back to identify exactly what a rider needs to make sure they can ride every trail he selects with confidence and a big smile on their face.
Tom’s day job is at Atherton Bikes - don’t miss a chance to ask him all about it.

MIAS Level 2 Mountain bike Leader.
Available for Bike Park Guiding.