Testimonials

What do our clients say about us?

Michael Cliff – Renault National Fleet Manager - Aug 2017 – (Guided Ride)

Fantastic day with Shaun from Total Mountain Biking. I would highly recommend his Adventurous Guided Rides to anyone. In fact if you are thinking about it – just book it you won’t be disappointed…

Jim Walsh – NHS - Jan 2017 – (Home maintenance Course)

As a novice to bicycle maintenance I booked a 1:1 mountain bike maintenance course with Total Mountain Biking. Shaun arrived promptly at the agreed time following contacting me the day before to find out information about the bike we would be working with. Shaun brought all the necessary equipment for the course and gave excellent advice on what tools I may need in the future.
The course was well paced to meet my needs, given my lack of prior knowledge, and Shaun clearly and methodically went through the aspects of bicycle maintenance with me, explaining and demonstrating then encouraging me to replicate what he had shown me.
Overall the course was excellent and the experience was a real eye opener in terms of learning how simplistic the mechanics of a bike really is if you have the correct knowledge and teacher.
Shaun was professional and friendly throughout the day and I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn the basics of mountain bike maintenance.

Adam Hazel – Quality Assurance manager - Aug 2016 – (Guided Ride – Nan Bield Pass)

Hi Shaun,  Just a note to say thank you very much for the ride last week. I have just about recovered! I think the climb really did me in! Although being slightly ill probably didn’t help.

The ride was amazing, I have been showing my videos to everyone, whether they wanted to see them or not, but all have been impressed with the scenery. After being on other guided tours, I found your style much better as you gave information about what the terrain was going to be like and the best way to ride it, where as other guides have just taken us to the trail and let me and others just get on with it. Information about the type of bike and equipment to take beforehand was also really useful.

Thanks again for an amazing day.

Derek Walshaw – Retired Driving Instructor - May 2016 – (Essential Skills Course)

Hi Shaun, Thanks for a great day yesterday. As I mentioned yesterday im a little stiff this morning. Older I get the more time to recover lol. Instruction and building up confidence yesterday was brill. You have my recommendations fully, many thanks Derek.

Mick Parr – Senior Manager - Apr 2016 – (Technical Trail Leader Course)

Just completed the TTL Cse with a military group delivered by Shaun Dutton. Where do you start to praise the content and professional delivery of the course. Shaun has a unique ability to create a learning environment for all Mountain Bikers, novice to advanced who are motivated to develop their biking skills, leadership and coaching quality. Regardless of your standard he will enhance your future biking to the next level through his ability to adapt his teaching style. Provide you the knowledge, skills and build your experience to lead a group and deliver positive coaching. He is a excellent ambassador for Mountain Biking and sets a professional image to replicate. Shaun, thank you for a great course, I highly recommend you to any organisation, especially enhancing military mountain biking in the future, regards Mick P.

Sarah Herbert- Dental Nurse - Apr 2016 – (Technical Skills Course)

I cannot recommend Shaun & Total Mountain biking enough. My 17 year old son and I were at Hamsterley Forest yesterday for MTB Skills Coaching with Shaun. Shaun’s coaching style is amazing as he managed to build confidence for my son and I, whilst still coaching the more experienced riders in the group. I have been to personal trainers and coaches before and have not met anyone as good as Shaun. I am so excited to get out on the bike again to try out my new skills. Thank you for an incredible day.

Alvin Simpson – Site Supervisor - Apr 2016 – (Technical Skills Course)

Yesterday I went up to Hamsterley forest with Shaun & Total Mountain Biking for a Technical Skills Day. It was fantastic. Shaun is a great coach. I came away feeling much more confident and can’t wait to put my new skills into practice.

Alvin Simpson – Site Supervisor - Apr 2016 – (Home Maintenance Course)

I really enjoyed my MTB maintenance course today. I have learnt a lot, I now look forward to putting it all into practice. 10 out of 10 Shaun thanks again.

Paul Lefever- MD Adventure Quest UK - mar 2016 – (Skills Course and trail leader)

Shaun’s approach to MTB coaching is first class. He utilises a range of coaching styles that focuses on ensuring that each person gains valuable insight into how they can best improve their MTB skills. Within our group we had a diverse range of experience and skills, yet Shaun was able to get the best from us all, without compromise. If you are looking to improve your MTB skills or undertake a MTB qualification, then stop looking at other MTB providers and book with Total Mountain Biking, you won’t regret it!

Justin hill – former royal marine - mar 2016 – (Skills Course and trail leader)

I’d just like to say a big thank you to Shaun for excellent tuition, coaching and dedicated professionalism. A tough, intensive and uncompromising course and syllabus which is well worth doing. I achieved more than a worthwhile outdoor qualification! Shaun is a true gentleman, dedicated to the sport and indeed the outdoors in general. His teaching style is spot on, he made the course fun and engaging. His passion for cycling and enthusiasm is infectious and I would say this is one of the best outdoor leader courses I’ve ever done!

Jonathon Epworth  - Oct 2015 – (MTB 3 day Coast to Coast – Guided Ride)

I’ve had the pleasure of Shaun’s company on several Coast 2 Coast guided rides over the past few years (2013, 2014, 2015). Not only is Shaun highly skilled in guiding large groups of riders he is also highly motivated and aware of his riders different abilities, experience and skills on and offroad and tailors his advice to suit individuals even in the most demanding circumstances. Top bloke!

Trevor Byrne – Downhill Team manager - Oct 2015 – (Technical Trail Leader)

Very well delivered Course, we will now only use “Total Mountain Biking” for our future Coaching.

Sarah Rafferty – Virgin Atlantic Air Crew - Oct 2015 – (Trail Leader)

Excellent Course, Route and Knowledge, Excellent Coaching and Encouragement.

Peter Lillie – Police Officer/APX Velo - Jul 2015 – (Trail Leader)

I recently completed the MBCuk TL course with Shaun at Total Mountain Biking. It was superb, lots of fun and very informative and as a experienced cyclist I learnt a lot form the course. Shaun’s coaching and expertise has put me on a firm footing to progress in my coaching and guiding career.
I am looking forward to gaining further guiding and coaching experience with a view to taking part in the TTL course in the near future. I would highly recommend Shaun to any one wishing to develop their Mountain Biking skills and confidence.

Yvette Kemp – Fitness Instructor - Jul 2015 – (Trail Leader)

I thought this course was extremely useful, I learnt so much on the first day which I could put into practice whilst riding on the second day. The tutor Shaun was very knowledgeable and made the course very enjoyable.

Jack Barclay – Vehicle Engineer - Jul 2015 – (Trail Leader)

Although this was only a 2 day course I have learnt a great deal and with some great Coaching also improved my personal riding! Bonus..!

Chris Atkinson – Engineer/Manager - Jul 2015 – (Trail Leader/Mountain Bike Coach)

5 Star..! Thanks again Shaun for an excellent Trail Leader course for our guys. A very informative and well delivered course over the last two days with plenty of coaching throughout. We will all be looking at booking you again for further development and courses in the near future.

Adam Miller – Recovery Mechanic - Jun 2015 – (Trail Leader )

Fantastic Course, content was pitched at a very good level, very informative, very good instruction.

Chris Lennards – Fitness Instructor - Jun 2015 – (Trail Leader )

A great course, I learnt a lot, great qualification to gain, great instruction.

Lecious Muzavazi – Line Manager - May 2015 – (Trail Leader )

A well run course delivered in a highly professional manner. thanks.

Anthony Cotton – Technical Engineer - May 2015 – (Trail Leader )

I really enjoyed the course and I learnt a lot of vital info on how to lead and coach Mountain Biking, I really enjoyed the taking control, leading and teaching elements….

Danny Lannon – Offshore Oil Worker - May 2015 – (Technical Trail Leader )

Ive just completed my TTL (Level 2) with Shaun Dutton (Total Mountain Biking). Giving me the opportunity to take the next step in coaching and leading but more importantly enhancing my own riding. We all go out and enjoy the terrain but generally don’t get the all important feedback needed to up our game. Shaun Dutton is an excellent coach, he delivers the point across in various scenarios to get it home, if you’re a novice or an experienced rider, Shaun can tailor the day to get the very best out of you!

Shaun thanks again, cracking weekend, keep up the great work, hope to move on with the pointers given to see you again soon.

Martin Clough – Manager - MaY 2015 – (Technical Trail Leader )

A great course at the weekend Shaun. Best value for money course I think I’ve been on; full days combining a mix of personal coaching, coaching theory/practice, and related areas on leadership, bike tech and fitness/nutrition. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

James Metcalfe – Yorkshire Bike Guides - Mar 2015 – (Technical Trail Leader )

A fantastic course and a great Tutor, Shaun is a natural and made the course very relaxed but got all the points and instructions across easily. A general all round good geezer and a top weekend.

Ralph (RAfi) Richardson – Downhill/Enduro Racer  – Mar 2015 – (Trail Leader )

I really enjoyed the course, Course Instructor (Shaun) was excellent. I got a lot out of it and gained a better understanding of my own riding and coaching theory, thank you.

Shaun Cary – Seven Seas – Hull  – Mar 2015 – (Trail Leader )

The course was very professionally delivered by Shaun. Expert knowledge of all subjects. The ride out was well planned. I am no extreme MTB rider but Shaun and the other riders gave me plenty of encouragement and tips on how to improve. I can truthfully recommended this MTB leader course. Brilliant.

Chris Kay – Researcher, Leeds Beckett University  – Mar 2015 – (Trail Leader )

Fantastic course, great delivery, highlight was learning specific Coaching Methods/Tactics. I will recommend this course to anyone I meet looking to do their MTB Leader qualification.

Leigh Anderson – Recovery Manager  – Mar 2015 – (Trail Leader )

I have been riding for 30 years, but I have learnt more in the last 3 days about how to ride a Mountain Bike than in all the time before and actually realised how bad my riding was previously, Very good course and would recommend to others without a doubt.

Grant Ingleton – Senior Recovery Manager  – Mar 2015 – (Trail Leader )

I would class this course as one of the best I have attended for some time. Pitched at the right level to give all students the confidence to progress. Both the theory and practical elements where delivered to a very high standard.

Richard Grey – Manager  – Feb 2015 – (Trail Leader )

Very enjoyable course, great riding experience and learnt loads… thanks.

Sami Toutounji – FRENCH Law Firm Partner  – Dec 2014 – (Guided Ride – Yorkshire Dales)

Shaun, our ride together was perfect in all respects. You had a perfectly mapped route and knew the terrain like the back of your hand.  You challenged me with hard riding and with excellent coaching, which has really improved my technique and my mental approach to riding.  Your emphasis on the mind is particularly interesting and effective, and it makes a real difference as compared to other companies out there.  Being a better rider is as much mental as physical and i was really impressed with the way you focussed on that.  I’m very much looking forward to the next session !

David Owles – MOD Officer   – Dec  2014 – (Trail leader)

This was the best Adventurous Training Course I have done yet with a quality Coach/Instructor that made the course what it was, I learned so much about Biking and Coaching, many thanks Shaun.

Paddy Dunford – MOD Officer  – Dec 2014 – (Trail leader)

Well delivered, Great Instructor, he managed to keep a varying ability level group fully engaged and entertained throughout, lots of useful tips given especially about coaching, for an experienced Mountain Biker I learned a huge amount.

Max Comozzi – MOD Officer  – Dec 2014 – (Trail leader)

Really loved the course, in particular the coaching development side which without a doubt improved me as both a rider and a coach. Top Drawer Course!

Peter Simpson – Manager  – Nov 2014 – (Trail leader)

Really good course, well delivered in a relaxed environment in an easy to understand format.

Jon Payne – mechanical Engineer  – Nov 2014 – (Trail leader)

Excellent Course, really improved my knowledge, confidence and riding technique.

Tim Jones – Professional Photographer  – Nov 2014 – (Trail leader)

Brilliantly run, very professional, loved all the Skills Coaching, thanks.

Paul Mayne – Senior manager  – Oct 2014 – (Trail leader)

Excellent, for an experienced Mountain Biker I thought I knew about how to ride a bike… I was proved wrong! I learnt so much on this course, Great friendly instructor and very knowledgeable.

Craig Dean (Novice) – Company Director  – Oct 2014 – (Guided Ride – Lake District)

Wow…..where shall I start after such an epic day out with Total Mountain Biking? The whole day was so well organised and this awesome experience totally exceeded my expectations. Right from the start it was evident that my guide, Shaun Dutton, had listened intently to my requirements and put together a challenging route that matched those requirements to the letter.  Shaun professionally and expertly guided me on a challenging and at times gruelling 33.8 mile route in the Lake District that was quite literally off the beaten track. No conventional, purpose built MTB trails in sight! Instead, nothing but wild, remote, undulating terrain that most mountain goats would have gulped at. This included mountain passes, rocky descents, 4 wheel drive tracks, muddy marshlands and river and stream crossings.  Now, as if that wasn’t challenging enough, the weather was harsh to say the least. Strong head winds and rain moving sideways was enough to make most grown men cry! I can’t pretend I wasn’t as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs at the beginning. However, in no time at all, I felt at complete ease as Shaun clearly knew this remote area like the back of his hand. From time to time he would stop to give me updates on the terrain ahead and the best way to tackle this terrain on 2 wheels. In addition, his coaching skills were second to none!  All I can say is that I can’t recommend Total Mountain Biking enough. If I could suggest any improvement to the experience it would be quite simply….. I wish I could have hired my bike from Total Mountain Biking too. Then I could have been assured of better customer service and we wouldn’t have been confined to the bike hire time constraints.  Shaun even had time at the end of the day to join me for well-earned chocolate cake and a brew in Keswick so we could chat about the days events. Seriously, nothing was too much trouble so you can take it from me, don’t hesitate in booking with this awesome company. I can highly recommend and will definitely be booking again in the near future.

Thanks Total Mountain Biking. Keep up the awesome work! =D

Craig Dean – 07434960769

AnNa Talbot – Nursing Staff  – Sep 2014 – (Skills Course)

I really enjoyed this course, there was no pressure from the coach just solid coaching tips and advice, he made me feel relaxed and gave me confidence when I needed it, I feel my riding has taken another step forward and im going to get all the girlies together for a group skills course in the spring, Highly Recommended!

Harrison Miles –  Student – Aug 2014 – (Guided Ride – Peak District)

Shaun took me on some of the best trails the Hope Valley has to offer, I loved it!! I loved getting away from trail Centres to some real adventure and technical descents, Shaun was a superb coach, leader and had some great stories, I will definitely be back for more, next time the Lakes I think!

Michael Robins – Owner of Park House Country Guest House – NY Moors – Jul 2014 – (Skills course & Trail leader)

I spent 3 very enjoyable days with you Shaun, Both the Skills Course and the MBCuk Trail Leader course were an absolute blast, I enjoyed every moment and learnt loads, it was an excellent and very enjoyable experience. you delivered all practical and theory lessons in a clear and knowledgeable manner, many thanks for all the ”Light Bulb” moments from both myself and Jack.

Anthony jones – Middle manager  – Jul 2014 – (Technical Trail leader)

Thoroughly enjoyed the course, would definitely recommend to my work colleagues, also a very good standard of tuition from Shaun.

Ian Lynch – Senior Manager – Jun 2014 – (Trail leader)

Mr Dutton delivered an excellent course adding value and answering questions with ease, he also recommended individual action requirements and training needs, Top Draw!

Allan Cavanagh – Engineering Manager  – May 2014 – (Trail leader)

Firstly I would like to express my upmost gratitude to Shaun.  Clearly an experienced mountain biker who delivered a well instructed TL course, thank you.  Chip I would also like to extend my gratitude for the way in which MBCuk has yet again, in my eyes, delivered more than what was required.  You are approachable, understanding and pleasant and for this I will be recommending you to anyone interested in mountain biking, so watch this space for a few more courses!!!

Chris Welburn – Fitness Instructor  – May 2014 – (Trail leader)

An all round fantastic course, learnt a hell of a lot and im now even more eager to progress my Personal Coaching ability until eventually becoming an MBCuk Mountain Bike Coach… Highly Recommended.

Brad Redford – Electrical Apprentice – Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd – May 2014 – (Guided Ride)

I attended a ‘Total Mountain Biking’ Guided Ride with the social committee at work as I was into Mountain Biking. The guided ride took place in the Peak District with another four of my colleagues and was approx 30 miles long and full of tough climbs, fantastic views and awesome descents! Shaun knew exactly where to go and took into account everybody’s fitness levels leaving no-one behind. He is a fantastic coach and I took some skills away with me which fueled my interest in going biking again. I hope to book another course with Shaun in the future :)

Melvin Newton – Mechanical Engineer – Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd – May 2014 – (Guided Ride)

I organised two Guided Rides with some Skills Coaching as part of a social event for Saint-Gobain with Shaun and Total Mountain Biking. We covered the North Yorkshire Moors and Peak District over 2 events.  We were a mixed group with varying levels of skills and fitness levels, Shaun was a great coach and had excellent knowledge of the trails, every member of the team developed, took some new skills away and were eager to go Mountain Biking again.   All together a fantastic couple of rides and would thoroughly recommend again in the future, don’t let concerns over ability/skills/fitness put you off booking a Guided Ride… as Shaun will make the best of the group and adapt as required!

Darren Clark – Production Operator – Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd – May 2014 – (Guided Ride)

We had a fantastic day on the NY Moors, great single track and great coaching, Katie can’t wait to do it all again. Shaun is a great coach and gave us some top tips, cheers absolutely loved it.

Tom Blackburn – Army Officer – apr 2014 – (Technical Trail Leader & exped module)

I was surprised about how much I learnt, from my personal riding to how to deliver a coaching session, a very good course which was very well delivered.

Erika Exelby – Army Officer – Apr 2014 – (Technical Trail Leader & Exped module)

Awesome Course, looking forward to attending the next one…

MatT Cox – Fleet manager – Mar 2014 – (Technical Trail Leader)

The TL/TTL course was fantastic and extremely well run. Shaun was very professional and really knows his stuff. He was extremely patient with a fantastic coaching style and really instilled some confidence in the members of the group who were newer to mountain biking.  Everyone learned something new and developed their personal riding skills and confidence on the bike.  The lads are already talking about when they can do the next course and planning days out on the bikes to get plenty of practice in.  Thanks for another great MBCuk course, looking forward to completing the next one in the future.

Chris Haines – Electrical and Mechanical Engineer – Mar 2014 – (Trail Leader)

Shaun was very knowledgeable and helpful, he delivered the course content brilliantly, making sure everyone understood, fantastic thank you.

Tristan Taylor – Manager, Swinley Forest Trail Centre – Mar 2014 – (Technical Trail Leader)

Total Mountain Biking and MBCuk offered an invaluable opportunity to understand how to lead a group safely. Delivered with informality and huge experience! Shaun was a top lad and coach…very much a coach. I enjoyed the course and looking forward to meeting you again in the natural habitat in the future.

Dale McMahon – Logistics Manager – Mar 2014 – (MBCuk Mountain Bike Coach Course)

Shaun, may I thank you for all you did in such a short time to improve not only my riding ability, skills and drills and the new techniques, but also for the encouragement given and patience when I hit those little lack of confidence moments plus all the extra advice. Great Course, Thank You.

Stuart Blease – Mechanical Engineer – Feb 2014 – (Trail Leader)

I’ve been Off Road Biking for years but nothing like this, really opened my eyes to the real world of Mountain Biking, Superb Course.

Scott Wells – Clerical Administrator – Feb 2014 – (Trail Leader)

Really enjoyable course by a top Coach, full of knowledge and always willing to help.

peter skinner – army officer – Dec 2013 – (Trail Leader – Expedition)

Thoroughly good teaching and coaching from Shaun and Alex, really enjoyed it, progressed my riding and knowledge, learnt a lot and had loads of fun in the process – thanks.

Lawrence Myatt – army officer – Dec 2013 – (Trail Leader – Expedition)

Shaun and Alex where very knowledgeable and professional.

Claire Steel – Property Manager – Nov 2013 – (Maintenance Course)

A great day taking my bike apart and putting it back together!  Learnt loads, feeling much more confident now and can’t wait to start putting it into practice.  Thanks Shaun – it was a lot of fun and really informative.

Louise Addlington – Bike Mad Housewife – Nov 2013 – (Skills Course)

A really worthwhile course, loads of confidence and personal ability gained, great coaching, im looking forward to out riding my hubby now! thanks X

Malik Sabretzner – Computer Programmer – Nov 2013 – (Skills Course)

I did a Skills Course with Shaun and he needed to be really patient with me and he was! I started riding about a year ago and wanted to get better and more confident. Shaun kept stuff really simple and built up bit by bit until I could do the technique and ride like a pro!! (ha! I wish) He was a really good coach with loads of patience and knowledge. My Mountain Biking has improved a lot in a short space of time thanks to his professional coaching.

Leon Hardy – Manager – High Steet Clothing Store – oct 2013 – (Skills Course)

A very professional outfit, very impressed with the level of detail that Total Mountain Biking covers before the course was even delivered. My skills coaching session was fantastic, very progressive and detailed but in easy to understand language, my riding has certainly improved and I was dropping off rocks and railing corners with more confidence and speed than I thought I ever would. recommended.

Robert Whiteside – CEO – Marketing and Secure communications group – oct 2013 – (Maintenance course)

I did a maintenance course with Shaun and in short it was superb! The content and structure could not have been better nor could Shaun’s preparation. Shaun turned up bang on time in his bespoke/converted van  with every conceivable specialist tool and piece of equipment  plus all the materials and parts required to strip, repair, service and reassemble my bike which we did together. A real hands-on session where I learned so much relevant stuff. I will definitely save a fortune on maintenance and repairs and I will be so much more confident when out on the trail. Exceeded expectations in every way – highly recommended. Thanks for a great course, Shaun (I can feel a skills session coming up!!!).

Terry cope – Computer Programmer – Sep 2013 – (Maintenance Course)

A really informative course with loads of hands on. It has given me the confidence to have a go at servicing and maintaining my own bike instead of paying the bike shops silly amounts of cash!

Shaun Brown – Telecommunications professional – Sep 2013 – (Skills Course/Guided Ride)

From start to finish Total Mountain Biking were extremely professional in the service they provided, they were very flexible when we wanted to change the day from a skills course to include a bit of a guided ride on the NY Moors. Our Instructor Shaun was very patient and coached us in really simple but effective techniques that we had not even thought about, our riding throughout the day improved significantly and I personally was able to negotiate obstacles I would normally have walked down. I cannot recommend Total Mountain Biking enough!

Tom Benbury – Window Cleaner – Sep 2013 – (Guided Ride)

I did a Guided Ride with Shaun in the Yorkshire Dales (the famous Mastilles Lane), all I can say is what a day, we did about 50km of quality Dales riding in glorious sunshine, Shaun was extremely professional, he checked my bike before we set off and covered some basic skills early on in the route that I was able to use throughout the day, he had a wealth of knowledge and was great company, I would thoroughly recommend Total Mountain Biking to anyone thinking of getting off waymarked trail centres and onto some real stuff!

Dean Williams – Battle back instructor – aug 2013 – (Trail Leader)

I’ve done some great courses and this is up there with the best.  Shaun managed to get the best out of everyone on the MBCuk Trail Leader course, my confidence and competence progressed quickly leaving me more knowledgeable in all aspects of mountain biking and coaching. If you are looking at gaining experience or qualifications regardless of whether you are a total novice or seasoned mountain biker, I would recommend Total Mountain Biking to anyone. Thanks Shaun.

Carl Robinson – Middle Manager – aug 2013 – (Trail Leader)

Shaun has a natural ability and flair for coaching, pitching technical content at just the right level. Riders of all levels can benefit from his trained eye. Even managers and team members alike could gain valuable coaching skills and knowledge on learning styles that would work wonders in any workplace. The course has done wonders for my Mountain Biking knowledge and many a bad habit has been undone!!! Cheers Buddy and Best Wishes.

Guy Buckingham – Infinity mountain guides – JuL 2013 – (Trail Leader)

I had a great time on the TL course, my skills improved significantly through a positive learning experience which was informative, challenging and fun.

Paul Hydon – Team manager – JuL 2013 – (Trail Leader)

A brilliant course, my own riding improved and came on leaps and bounds and I now know im confident enough to lead a group on the trail.

Bradley-Dean Jones –  team Manager – JuL 2013 – (Trail Leader)

Great course, superbly run. I was given every opportunity to develop my skills within my own confidence and competence levels. I have learnt a great deal and have re-enforced my love of Mountain Biking.

Robert Fulton – Personal Recovery Officer – JuL 2013 – (Trail Leader)

I learned so much on the course, my knowledge of Mountain Biking has vastly improved in all areas, the bike confidence gained was invaluable. Excellent course, well delivered.

Andy Marshall – Computer Software Tester – JuL 2013 – (Skills Course)

Shaun was a brilliant coach. He explained each new technique with great clarity and patience, giving demos and even videoing me when appropriate to analyse afterwards. He taught me new techniques, as well as explaining where I was going wrong on techniques I thought I knew.  It’s obvious that he had carefully planned the session. I did my course at Dalby Forest and he knew the best places to develop each of the skills, as well as gradually increasing the difficulty.  Perhaps best of all, Shaun knew when to encourage and push me further, but also when to move on from something I was struggling with so not to get bogged down and disheartened. With his help and motivation, I was able to negotiate obstacles that I wouldn’t have even thought possible just a few hours earlier,  Overall, a brilliant day, that I hope to repeat again next year.

Anthony Bayles – Salesman – JuL 2013 – (Skills Course)

Booked this to take my riding to the next level, Shaun was really patient and put stuff across in such a way that I understood and was able to progress in a variety of skills. Highly Recommended!

Mick chapman – Mountain Bike Guide – Jun 2013 – (Marie Curie MTB Coast to Coast)

Professional, knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about all things biking. If you’re looking for someone to take your riding experience to the next level look no further than Shaun Dutton.

Neil Parsons – Baker at Greggs – Jun 2013 – (Mechanical Problem in Dalby car park)

What a top fella! Shaun fixed my bike in Dalby car park free of charge!…crank/bottom bracket was loose, I couldn’t ride, Shaun Sorted it, I had a great ride that day, thanks for the business card, ill be in touch soon for a skills session.

Deborah Smyth – Office Assistant – May 2013 – (Skills Course)

Shaun delivered a lovely course for me and my friend, we are going to go back home confident in our new skills and challenge our other halves!! Thank you Shaun, we will no doubt see you again in the future.

Charlie Cunningham – Local Business Owner – May 2013 – (Guided Ride)

Having always ridden at Trail Centres I fancied a bit of natural riding up in Yorkshire, Total Mountain Biking was just the ticket, Shaun took me on this amazing ride across the moors and even taught me a bit of map reading as well. Great Guide, Good Local Knowledge. Many Thanks.

Steven Farrington – father of 2  – apr 2013 – (skills course)

I was an ideal student for Shaun, Id only been riding for 6 months and clearly had a lot to learn. Shaun was patient and was able to put stuff across in a variety of ways which helped me loads, by the end of the course I was feeling a lot more confident and even surprised myself on how much I had learnt. really good course, Ill be back again in a year or so!

Benjamin Ayres – Helicopter Pilot – Mar 2013 – (Technical Trail Leader)

This course was very enjoyable and has re-enforced my love for Mountain Biking, Shaun was a fantastic coach and delivered the course at just the right level.

Andrew Elrod – Aeronautical Engineer – Mar 2013 – (Technical Trail Leader)

Compared to other Mountain Bike Leader courses i have attended with other organisations this was far better! High standard of coaching, excellent training aids and materials, relaxed and informal learning. Good depth of instructor knowledge and very clear delivery, Thanks Shaun.

Ryan Knott – Driving Instructor – Mar 2013 – (Trail Leader)

A brilliant course with excellent tutoring, never thought as an experienced biker that i would learn so much, thanks Shaun, im now really looking forward to gaining further experience and coming back for an MBCuk Technical Trail Leader Course in the future.

Ady Cole MBE MIC – Coaching Focus – Nov 2012 – (Trail Leader)

The best example of coaching I have witnessed in years – The course was really well run and brilliant for me who had limited knowledge prior to attending. Shaun was absolutely outstanding in every aspect; professional, loads of passion and enthusiasm, loads of knowledge and personal skill, very good coaching skills and loads of intelligence and common sense. He could not have been better and I was chuffed to meet him for the first time on this course.

Pete Golding MIC – Carnegie Great Outdoors – Oct 2012 – (Trail Leader)

Shaun Dutton organised and ran a superb course, catering for the various needs of a very mixed ability group of outdoor instructors. He demonstrated a vast knowledge of skill and understanding of the disciplines. Thanks for the very valuable feedback which was excellent and much appreciated. I didn’t realise I would learn so much, theory, practical riding and coaching as well as group leading above and beyond the standard required for the qualification. Thanks Shaun, brilliant and superb value for money, more of the same please.

 

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