Breakaway Rides   Team Breakaway

Skills Training & Development

Whether you are new to mountain biking or want to brush up on your riding skills, we at BreakAway Rides will help you learn new skills swiftly, with the right dose of fun.

Our classes are based on a skills progression programme which has been refined over the years to ensure your quick learning curve. We offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced mountain bike skills classes.

Personal skills Training


Private Sessions
R960 per person

Group Sessions (2 Pax)
R790 per person

Group Sessions (3+ Pax)
R690 per person


Constantia Bike Park, Meerendal, Bloemendal, Contermanskloof, Southern Suburb Green Belts, Table Mountain and Tokai forest.

What’s included:

• Structured skills lessons
• Professional mountain bike instructors with first aid certificate
• Trail fee
• Mechanical support
• Pictures & Video of ride
• Goody-bag
• Skills tips for home
• 30 Days Free Support

Optional extras:

• Shuttle service

What to bring:

• A well maintained bicycle. Inserting sludge into the tube to self-seal punctures is highly recommended.
• Spare tubes
• Water bottles

Date & times:

Monday – Friday
09h00 – 11h00 | 12h00 – 14h00 | 15h00 – 17h00

Saturday & Sunday
14h00 – 16h00


16 – 95 years

Skill levels:

Beginners (Level 1-2)
If you are new to mountain biking, this is for you! You have absolutely no riding experience and/or little base fitness. Or You are comfortable riding very easy single trail but you don’t know how to handle switchbacks (tight corners), and any obstacle in the way.

You learn: Getting to know your mountain bike | Bike safety & maintenance | Learning the ‘attack position’ and dynamic weight shifting | Correct gear selection | Effective braking | Negotiating small trail obstacles incl. A-frames, bridges, rocks, roots, smaller drops | Bike Balancing | Bike-body-separation | Vision and Mind | Pumping | cornering foundation

Important! Don’t wear cleated shoes. Wear takkies and fit flat pedals to better concentrate on the skills training.

Intermediate (Level 3-7)
You have been riding for more than a year and are confident on most easy trails but still nervous in root and rock gardens, smaller drops, switchbacks and berms.

You learn: Front wheel lift, manual, wheelie | Rear wheel lift | Negotiating rock gardens, sand, roots | Fast cornering flat bends and berms Cornering on gradient | Switch back practice | Learning to jump small drop offs, steps and ramps in control

Advanced (Level 8-10)
This is for you if you are experienced and have been riding for a number of years. You love speed and descend quickly through rock and root gardens but still nervous on bigger drops and clearing jumps (XCO level). You struggle on steep technical uphill and want to improve speed and flow in the trails.

You learn: Learn american bunny hop | Efficient and smooth riding | Negotiating steep technical terrain incl. rooty and rocky up & downhill | Riding bigger drop offs and ramps (XCO level) | Slow speed drills incl. endos, side hops, static hop

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Skills Workshops

Our workshops have been designed to teach you the foundations required to become a faster and more confident rider on the trails. This workshop is not only for riders that have just discovered the beauty of mountain biking but very beneficial for experienced riders, too. Mountain biking, like any other sport, has a specific set of core skills which are not inherent. You can only become a faster rider on technical terrain once you understand the specific cues that allow you to ride smoother over rocks and roots, safer over jumps and drops, faster around berms, and tackle steep sketchy terrain.
These core skills are not intuitive and not learned from experience. Rather, it needs to be learned through skills drills followed by regular practice to reach your potential. At BreakAway Rides we make sure to provide you with the tools you need to improve your mental and physical side of mountain biking.

Skills Development

Next dates:

15 April 2018



Ride locations:

Bloemendal Wine Estate

What’s included:

• Skills development by professional instructors
• Day Permit
• Snacks & Vitamin Drinks
• Basic mechanical support
• Value bag

What to bring:

• A well maintained bicycle. Inserting sludge into the tube to self-seal punctures is highly recommended.
• Spare tubes
• Water bottles
• Helmet
• Gloves & comfortable clothes for the ride
• Sunscreen



09:00 – 12:00


16+ years

Skill level:

Beginner and Intermediate Groups

What is covered:

Core skills to develop mountain biking including correct body position and attack, how to corner in control, controlling the bike on rough terrain, dealing with smaller drops and trail obstacles all providing great foundations for riding with confidence.

We get technical with wheel lifts for tackling obstacles found on the trail, dealing with tricky trail features such as rocks and roots, assured cornering and maintaining speed into corners, and flying drop offs and introduce flow into your riding.


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