"I have been coaching and guiding in the Lake District for over ten years, and riding for even longer! I grew up in the small tourist village of Windermere and became a qualified Mountain Bike Leader and Coach, leaving no stone unturned on some of the best Mountain Biking the UK has on offer.
I live for helping people progress their riding, be it coaching them down the trail and improving their ability or showing them around some new trails, giving people the confidence to get outside!
In my spare time I bet you can guess where you will find me… riding my bike! It could be out on the fells, down the pump track or even cruising the lanes in search of the perfect brew."
Coaching is our true passion here at Sublime and we are proud to have coached hundreds of people over the years. With each session tailored to your needs we can cover anything you have been struggling with, from body position right the way through to bunny hops or even railing that turn. Working on yourself could be the best upgrade you have ever made on your bike!
Read more about our coaching packages below, or get in touch if you have any questions!
With the Lake District as our playground, we offer bespoke guiding designed around yourself or your groups needs. We cater for every ability, even if it's your first time on an MTB. We can even arrange hire bikes for you!
Contact us via any platform to discuss what you want to get up to, after all, this is your personal adventure. But don't panic if you are not sure what you fancy, as we can build a day for you!
We believe in a little and often when it comes to coaching, and our most popular package by far is the Three Session booking we offer.
Of course we still offer Full Day coaching for those who would prefer that. Just book in on our website and hey presto!
We also offer Half Day sessions, which can be good if you are unsure of what you might need, or if you are visiting from afar.
Visit our shop to book your ticket to ride!
Decompression time is important for learning new things, so having your coaching in bite sized chunks means you can practice what you've learned before your next session. Whether it's nailing those turns, overcoming that rock garden, or even just controlling your speed. We are here to help!
Each session is generally three hours long and we can fit in and around your busy schedule. During the summer months we even offer evening sessions!
"We've had a fantastic coaching session with Graham. His patience and clear feedback has helped to improve our riding. All the while he kept it feeling relaxed and positive. Despite the two of us wanting different things from the coaching Graham was able to help us both with specific areas and skills and was able to teach in a variety of ways - demonstrating technique; filming and analysing our riding and setting up different situations to develop our skills. A very worthwhile session."
"I've had a couple of sessions with Graham working on a few different things like brake control, cornering, using the trail to get the best out of the ride and confidence building. I've come away from both sessions with new found confidence in my abilities and the skill set to go with it. He has a great way of simplifying the trail and breaking it down into bite size chunks so nothing seems quite as overwhelming. He's a super friendly guy, makes everyone feel at ease and just generally good craic! A calming influence that makes you believe you're good to give everything a go! Couldn't recommend Graham enough."
"I bought my teenage son a day with Sublime Rides for his birthday, and decided to join them to improve my own skills on a bike. We had a wonderful day. The routes were well chosen; challenging enough to push our skills without being intimidating and with a wide variety of terrain to help us employ different riding styles. Graham’s teaching was top notch, helping us to develop new skills and refine existing ones without ever seeming to interrupt the ‘flow’ of the day’s riding. His preparation and planning were excellent allowed the day to go really smoothly without anything detracting from why we were there. We were also given pointers for what we should each work on in future to improve our riding abilities, which was much appreciated and has proved really useful. I’d highly recommend Sublime Rides."
"I needed some confidence rebuilding after multiple falls and near misses on the bike. Graham took the time to get to know me and assess where I was at before going back to basics and building up my skills and confidence surprisingly quickly! He is super chilled and knowledgeable, takes things at the right pace for you and uses video technology to help you see and understand the skills you're working on. I had the most positive experience and left brimming with smiles and confidence 😊"
"I really enjoyed my coaching day with Graham. The location was spot on for what we wanted to work on - steep and tight with plenty of shade as it was very hot! - and the coaching was delivered perfectly, in a relaxed and casual way that motivated me to really work without putting me under any pressure. Graham's communication was wonderful, always ensuring I fully understood what we were working on. And I also left feeling I had plenty to carry on working on with to continue the improvements we made. He also found a perfect swimming spot to round the day off :) An all-round fab day - thank you :) "
We get a lot of questions about our coaching and guiding. You can find more answers on our FAQ page here:All FAQs
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Please turn up in your normal riding kit, including appropriate shoes and an in-date helmet. Be prepared for the day ahead, pack a waterproof, snacks and water. Also please pack a spare inner tube for your bike. We always recommend bringing an extra warm layer just incase.