The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Jumps and drops


Aim of the coaching day is to get you confident doing table top jumps and varying difficulty drop offs. This session mainly focuses on;

Pre-loading the bike on the take-off of jumps
Handling the bike mid air
Spotting your landing and landing safely
Tackling larger drop offs at slow speeds

Cost £69 including lunch



Coaching T&Cs *

You can receive a full refund if you cancel your booking 7 days before your booking date. After that time we can transfer your booking to another date with at least 24 hours notice.
Please contact the centre via email or phone 01594729000

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This session will teach you how to jump and how to tackle large drop offs you might find in black downhill tracks. Using the centres GBU downhill line the main objective would be to conquer the two slab drops and the infamous jumps section at the end of the trail.

You will progress through the day starting with easier jumps and drops and most importantly build your confidence up to start tackling the big stuff.

This is for advanced riders only and you must be confident at riding 2 dot downhill lines or black graded trails.

Session Starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm and includes lunch.


  1. Adam P (verified owner)

    I was lucky enough to attend the first course on the 22 of September 2017. Again I found all the staff accommodating and flexible from the point of booking to the day itself. I found the course an excellent follow on from the steep and natural course I attended earlier in the year. I personally am trying to rebuild my confidence from a massive off I had a few years ago and never really got back on the horse as it where. For the last year I’ve tredded water basically sticking to blue and occasional red trails. This course was delivered by Matt, who is an outstanding coach!
    I had my off on a big drop off and Matt had made me feel comfortable and very professionally pointed out were I could improve (punter alert!!). By mid morning I was already doing drop offs, both fast and slow and matching my landings. I was filled with so much confidence I felt like I was getting back to my old style again and can tackle road gaps now with the right frame of mind.
    In the afternoon we moved onto Jumps and again Matt proved his worth. Within half an hour I’d improved my technique so that I actually understand the dynamics of jumping rather than just hitting the transition and hoping not to crash. I learnt how to judge the terrain and launch to get the right speed and “pop” to clear the table tops. It was an eye opener as I never realised before how little effort I was putting into the pump.
    I’ve come away from the day with what I feel is a great “tool box” of techniques to take with me and work on to further improve my riding. I was really stoked.
    Thank you Peddle a Bike away and Thank you Matt!

  2. Gareth Jenkins (verified owner)

    I signed up for the Jumps & Drops course having reached a reasonable level of proficiency on my own. I wanted to progress with bigger features, and do them safely. Matt started with the basics in each case and soon had us stretching past our previous level of competence. The result was some significant progress on the day, and an understanding of what I needed to practice to continue improving. As valuable as the instruction, was having someone to watch/video my riding and point out errors. I was happy to have both drops and jumps on the same day – for me that made sense. Cannop Cycle Centre is a great venue, with a variety of skills areas, as well as a vast network of trails to put things into practice.
    Now on to Bike Park Wales this weekend to try it “in the real world” :))

  3. Alan Betts

    Great days coaching from Matt. Great local knowledge and technique and form advice, personal videos of jumps and drops with advice and replay to improve technique. I didn’t think it would be possible to do the jumps and drops we did at the end of day thanks to the coaching, I would definitely do again.

  4. Brian (verified owner)

    Great days riding, professional relaxed approach by the FOD team. From starting off very slowly on tiny rollable edges to comfortably clearing the GBU runs biggest drop Matt (instructor) was able to adapt and personalise his coaching to best suit the individuals on the course and for the variety of bikes we were riding. The course has undoubtedly already made me a smoother faster rider but more importantly given me the understanding of techniques so that I can go away and practice them. There is no way that spending this money on trick parts for the bike would have had such a positive impact on my riding so definitely worth investing in.
    Cheers guys

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