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BikeAbility by Cycle Lab is a professional skills improvement programme run by experienced and internationally accredited mountain bike skills coaches. The programme is progressional to allow ‘pupils’ of all ages and varying levels of competence to make incremental improvements at their own pace.

BikeAbility includes a unique points-allocation system to allow mountain bikers to be graded according to their ability on each obstacle or action. This measurement system allows pupils to track their personal improvement and add further obstacle-specific sessions to strengthen any weaknesses. The programme is also tiered to ensure pupils are able to move up the grading if they feel the need to.

There are both group sessions and solo sessions designed to suit all levels of mountain biker.


Bike Skills & Master Classes

The PwC Bike Park has an adventure for everyone – from experienced mountain bikers, to first time riders and kids. Complementary Master Classes are provided to both PwC Bike Park members and daily visitors to improve skills and enhance their mountain biking riding experience. We focus on rider safety, equipment knowledge and improving rider ability. We achieve this with certified instructors, carefully-selected training modules and catering for a variety of rider ability and skill levels. Click below to visit our calendar to see when YOUR next Master Class is taking place.


Module Skills Level Overview
Getting to know my MTB Novice New riders, who are asking “I bought myself a bike and now what?
Introduction to Mountain Biking Novice Then video introduces students to basic concepts of Mountain Biking and equip them to competently take on general Mountain Bike trails.
How to Repair Punctures (Tubes/Tubeless) Novice
How to do a puncture repair and minimise your chance of experiencing them, through an understanding of tyre pressure and riding line, for example.
My First Outride/Club Ride Novice
This is hosted in conjunction with the Cycle Lab SuperCycling Club and departs from the Fourways Megastore. Novices can join the Beginners Group for a marshalled ride to the PwC Bike Park, where there will be a Beginner skills lesson.
Balancing & Body Positioning
Intermediate The game changer for any Mountain Biker. You will learn techniques to increase your stability on the Mountain Bike for improved safety, performance and speed.
Basic Trailside Repairs (Getting Home) Novice
Instructors share tips and tricks to help with common mechanicals while out on the trails.
Cornering on Flat Surfaces Intermediate
Instructors demonstrate the art of Bike/Body separation for smoother and faster cornering to increase average speed and performance.
Cornering on Berms Intermediate
Instructors demonstrate the art of Bike/Body technique when riding banked corners called “Berms” and ridden in a specific way will maximise your speed.
Introduction to Drop Offs Intermediate
Aimed at the Novice Rider, this technical module teaches you how to tackle this obstacle with confidence and technique
Braking Novice
Techniques to improve overall riding safety and speed through correct and appropriate braking.
Gearing and Cadence Novice
Improve your skills by learning correct gear selection for varying terrains and how to adjust your pedaling speed accordingly.
Terrain Awareness Novice
Riders are taught greater situational awareness and how to make appropriate and timeous changes to their body positioning for a safer ride.
Climbing Novice
Body position and gearing are crucial to effective climbing and you will learn different climbing techniques for varying terrain conditions.
Descending Novice
Body position and choosing the correct line are two key factors you will learn in this much-overlooked skill.
Ladies Only (Guided Outride) Novice
Ladies can join one of our qualified and skilled instructors for a relaxed ride in and around the PwC Bike Park. All levels are welcome with the emphasis on enjoyment. Skills pointers and questions are offered and welcome
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