LDTR Skills sessions are held every two months.
Please see our event calendar for future dates. CLICK HERE
Each LDTR instructor has:
PMBIA level 1 instructors qualification
Working with children's check
MTBA coaching affiliation.
To take part in our skills clinics you need either a recreation, race or trial MTBA license, alternatively you can purchase a day license ($10, $7 for juniors).
Currently we are offering two levels of groups lesson, Foundations for those new to the sport and Focus for more experienced riders. Each 2 hour lesson will have a maximum of just 5 students - compare this to the average group size elsewhere. You'll experience more personalised instruction with LDTR.
What best describes you as a rider?
1. I am very much a beginner. I can ride my bike around the block, sort of.
2. I am a beginner but I have ridden on the trails at Lysterfield a couple of times.
3. I feel confident to ride a mountain bike and I ride at Lysty most weeks.
4. I ride at Lysty and other MTB parks at least once a week.
If you think you are a 1 or 2, our Foundations session is for you. (Once you have completed your first class, the instructor will indicate if you are ready to move on to the Focus level for future classes).
If you are more a 3 or 4, our Focus session is for you.
Foundations - for beginners or those just starting to ride off road.
New to mountain bike riding or haven't done much riding on dirt? Our Foundations lessons cover the key skills needed for safe mountain biking, including correct body position, braking and gearing. This is the perfect introduction to mountain biking in a safe environment, so join us and set yourself up for a love of the sport by getting it 'right' from the start.
Minimum Age: 15
Focus - for riders who want to improve their existing MTB skills, or refresh with modern techniques.
Do you ride regularly? Comfortable riding all the trails at Lysterfield but want to improve your flow? Your mates seem to ride away from you on the corners? Our Focus skills coaching sessions are ideal for intermediate riders. Join us as we take the Foundation skills up a level. We will re-examine body position and braking before moving to more advanced techniques which may include
- Exploring different line choices on the trail
- Help you tackle trail obstacles
- More advanced braking techniques
- Body position for faster cornering, stronger climbing and more confident, stable descending.
Particular techniques explored on the day will depend on the interest and abilities of the riders present. A moderate level of fitness is recommended (we have to ride up the hills to come back down them!)
Minimum Age: 15
Kids Under 16 Beginner Lesson, with the age 10yrs to 15 yrs
Maybe you're a parent who wants your child to have some key riding skills needed to tackle the single track?
...Or you're under 16 and haven't had the opportunity to know the core skills before you found out how cool mountain biking was!
If you're between the ages of 10 to 15, this is the lesson for you!
Private lessons - get the instructor all to yourself
Prefer to learn without others looking on? We offer private lessons for just you, or you and a friend (Max 2 people by private lesson). Whether you identified as a 1, 2 3 or 4, we teach you the skills you want to learn. (Currently we do not offer Jump and Racing skills)
We are unable to offer private lessons to riders 17 years and under.
We do not offer vouchers/bookings in advance for Skills Sessions.
To register, please see our events page. CLICK HERE
LDTR Members get 25% off standard pricing!!
If you would like to become a member of LDTR please head to our membership page. Please allow at least 3 business days for your membership to be confirmed to recieve a discount code. Read here about the cover that comes with MTBA licenses.
All monies collected from these sessions will go directly into funding club activities and recurring instructor fees.
What to bring:
A mountain bike in good working condition, preferable with discs brakes
An Australian standards approved helmet
Suitable shoes and clothing
Sessions will run for approximately 2 hours