One-day clinics



Beyond Biking trips provide you with plenty of opportunities to improve your riding skills in a fun environment. But if you think it might be a good idea to brush up on your bike skills before you travel, join one of our MTB Skills Clinics. Beyond Biking offers numerous one-day clinics in Houffalize, Belgium – the place to be for mountain bike fans.

The emphasis of the day is improving your riding skills and confidence, whether you want to get better at downhill biking, climbing technical steps, controlled cornering, carrying your speed, overcoming obstacles or choosing your line. To make the most of your holiday, we will also briefly tackle other areas, such as basic bike maintenance, feasible trainings programs, sports photography and filming with action cameras.

  • Improve your bike skills – you will learn how to deal with situations that you might face while on an all-terrain cycling holiday. We will also provide you with skills exercises that you can practise anywhere. Morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Build your training program – our trainers will give you some guidance on the type of training you should undertake to prepare yourself for your holiday.
  • Get the bike maintenance basics right – learning how to do your own bike maintenance and repairs is worth the effort; it will save you time and it will also give you the confidence to undertake longer bike rides.
  • Catch that shot – we’ll share some of our knowledge on cycling photography that we’ve gained over the years so that you can return from your trip with beautifully captured memories of your bike adventure.
  • Get started with GOPRO Cam – if available, you can use one of our GOPRO black Hero cameras to film your trip. We have learned from our mistakes – both on the bike and in the editing room. We will share some tricks to shoot the best footage and will guide you through some essential need-to-knows.
  • Be reassured about your bike gear – we will advise you on essential bike gear such as clothing, shoes and bike travel bags. You will have the opportunity to try on your Beyond Biking jersey (included in the trip price) and try some samples of our custom clothing kit.

Our one-day clinics are led by Maarten Gybels. Maarten Gybels is an all-round mountain bike coach. A youth coach at the Flemish Cycling Federation, Maarten coaches under-15 and under-17 MTB talent. He is also the performance manager of the Granville Factory MTB team. He is a professional sportscoach, offering personal coaching, functional training and nutritional advice for MTB racers and other sports enthusiasts. Being a 2015 Cape Epic Finisher, Maarten is still an active biker himself.

Price : 130 euro, min. 4 participants

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