£20 – £25

Core Mental Skills for Downhill and Enduro Mountain Biking

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£20 – £25

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Online workshop for downhill and enduro mountain biker riders and racers to improve your mental approach to riding and/or racing.

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In this online workshop, a qualified sport psychologist with expertise in mountain biking will introduce you to the mental demands of downhill and enduro riding and racing, along with tools and techniques you can start using immediately to get faster, improve your performances, and get more out of your riding experience. This is not a lecture – this is a practical workshop designed to improve your mental approach to riding and/or racing. This means that you will be invited to try some exercises and get involved in the workshop activities (you will get more out of the workshop if you do!).

The workshop will be split into the 5 common stages of a ride or race, along with some of the most common mental barriers that downhill and enduro riders encounter at these stages. Importantly, each section will introduce you to a performance principle that can be used to manage these common mental barriers, along with some tangible techniques and tools that will suit a wide range of riding and racing styles (see promo video below for a free taster).

Workshop stages:

  1. Starting the ride/race run: Approaching new challenges and dealing with nerves
  2. Comfort zones and committing to big features: Why you shouldn’t wait for confidence
  3. Responding to mistakes and crashes: Responding versus reacting
  4. Maintaining focus when fatigued: Staying present and evaluating what matters
  5. Finishing the ride/race run: Managing what success looks like and using setbacks to your advantage

About the host:

Dr Chris Hartley is a practitioner sport and exercise psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He has several years of experience in providing sport and performance psychology services to racers, teams, and sport organisations with the aim of improving performance, supporting mental wellbeing, and driving development. He holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees in Sport Psychology from the University of Stirling. Outside of his professional life, Chris has ridden and raced mountain bikes since childhood and competed in virtually every discipline of mountain biking and cycling more generally. He currently works as a University lecturer, where he teaches graduate classes in applied sport psychology.

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