Coaching to inspire Learn Progress Play

Mountain bike coaching

in the Forest of Dean

Skills courses developed to build your confidence
and progress your riding

We love to ride, and we want you to feel the same. Whether you have just started riding, have been riding for years and hit a plateau, or are looking to compete. Our passion for riding shines through in our passion for coaching. Develop your skills and bring that effortless style to your riding.

Passionate coaching for passionate riders

Our Courses

Do you wonder how to go from fluke to fool-proof? You always know when something feels good, but do you understand how you did it? Our courses are designed to educate in a fun, relaxed, and safe environment. 

We believe that small changes equal BIG progression. Our coaches thrive on assessing your riding patterns, breaking down relevant techniques and delivering that in progressive chunks so that you can recreate your success on every ride. 

Simply choose the course that best suits your needs and let us take care of the rest. 


“I have just spent a small amount of money on making a very big difference. Seemingly small changes, delivered in a really positive and professional manner meant I felt myself progress enormously.”

Invest in your riding

“Amazing coaching session with Katy Curd Coaching, who with in 2 hours coached me into riding a trail full of things I’m terrified of, literally a massive breakthrough for me”

Recreate your success on every ride

Why Choose Us?


We love to ride and want you to feel the same. Family trail or racing downhill, our love for riding shines through in our coaching.


We coach, we ride, we race. Our coaches bring 15+ years of riding and coaching experience. We believe experience counts for everything. 


As coaches and riders, we’ve been there… Nerves, plateaus, a loss of confidence. We understand how it feels and how to overcome it.

We love to ride and want you to feel the same

Whatever the weather, whatever the trail, whatever the bike you’ll see smiles for miles! Group coaching, private lessons,

social rides; we consider you part of our family so come say hi. We’d love to connect.


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Katy Curd
Katy Curd
Friends make riding bikes even more fun! Huge thanks to this crew for the adventures. Already keen for the next one
Katy Curd
Katy Curd
Took the @specialized_uk Epic on an epic this weekend! What a bike, loving it. Big back country mission with one hell of a crew, thank you @i_doitsimply for guiding and everyone else for the laughs and giggles all weekend
Katy Curd
Katy Curd
Luna’s got a new bag!!
Katy Curd
Katy Curd
Fun filled start to the year, this January @soulconnection_uk and myself have committed to doing 5km a day for the whole month raising a little awareness and money for @mindcharity thanks to @redpaddleco.

I bet almost everyone out there will have either have suffered with mental health issues or know someone who is or has suffered. Anyone who has gone through mental health problems knows just how hard it is to find the strength and courage to reach out to friends, family, anyone to ask for help. I personally have struggled in the past and with out the help of close friends around me I would still be stuck. Which is why Mind does such incredible things for so many people out there feeling stuck and alone.

A huge part of keeping my mental health and happiness positive and feeling myself is being outdoors, being active so through the grey months where most feel sluggish and looking for inspiration we are getting outdoors and getting active. Walking, riding, running, Stand-up paddle boarding, rowing, running and anything else in between! Feel free to throw us your suggestions as we’d love some inspiration for some 5km challenges.
If anyone fancy joining us let us know or if you can spare any spare money at all for Mind I have set-up a @justgiving page with the link in my bio 🙏 any donation at all I’m sure will go a long way
Katy Curd
Katy Curd
Homemade mince pies, bicycles and friends 👌 weekends done right
Katy Curd
Katy Curd
So unbelievably stoked on this. My new website has just gone live for @katycurdcoaching. Been working so hard on this the last couple of months with big plans in the pipeline for 2020. I can not thank @i_doitsimply for the endless amount of hours and time you have put in to designing this site, I can not recommend anyone more than Beth if you are looking for website design. Massive thank you to @soulconnection_uk for putting up with me stressing, questioning, doubting every little step of the way. Thank you for pushing me in the right directing and helping me with content, design and keeping me sane!! Also thank you to everyone along the way for all the feedback. The site is finally live and bookings are now being taken online! Go check it out
  • "One of the best coaches I’ve had and would recommend you to anyone, you cured my drops nemesis. I really liked your style of coaching and chuffed I've beaten a few fears around drops. Great value and very thorough"

  • "I was a little worried that buying some pro advice might be outside our pay grade but excellent analysis from Katy gauged our ability perfectly. I ended the session more confident and demonstrably better at riding rooty stuff."

  • "Katy put me and ease straight away and I felt like the whole session was at my own pace, I was given time to practice each skill before moving on to the next. It was fantastic, I learnt so much and felt much more confident on the trails. I’d recommend anyone to get coaching, whether they’re a beginner or an expert."

  • "Awesome!!!"

  • "Amazing! 100% more confident. Really happy that Katy had been able to help me by breaking things down so I could I understand exactly what I needed to do. Katy knew immediately by watching me what I was doing wrong and helped me to correct it in a positive way. I came away from the session with much better skills and greatly improved confidence. I never realised how you could benefit so much from mountain biking lessons."

  • "I've been riding for over 20 years but thought I'd seek professional coaching. I had 3 hours of 121 coaching with Katy and she quickly identified many areas which needed improvement. Since then riding has been much more enjoyable as I now have increased control and speed. It was a game changer, I can't wait for my next session."

  • "Money well sent, go have a session with Katy! I ended the session with more confidence and had the tools to continue to improve on my own time"

  • "Super chilled atmosphere where everyone was supportive of each other’s efforts and that helped spur us on to push ourselves harder. I felt like I’d unlocked so many more skills on my bike and I felt super confident to hit trails I’d never have dreamed of riding before. Such a brilliant day, got out of my comfort zone massively and learnt loads from the experience I want to do it all over again! After the coaching I felt transformed. I was really nervous about whether I would be good enough to do the course. Which was wasted worrying as the course was really inclusive."

  • "Katy is an amazing teacher. As middle aged mountain bikers mainly doing xc riding we weren't sure if she would find us too set in our bad habits. We couldn't of been more wrong. We all came away buzzing with our new abilities and have since been to Bike Park Wales with much more confidence and ability. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their skills."

  • "I throughly enjoyed my coaching session with Katy. Honestly I wouldn't change a thing. I just wish I was able to do more regular coaching sessions. Katy is a fantastic coach and has an eagle eye for spotting subtle things that are affecting your riding and then coaching you through them at a pace and style that is right for you. Very friendly and good at putting you at ease. I'd highly recommend to any one who wanted to improve their confidence and ability in mountain biking."

  • "The coaching always made me feel relaxed and I always came away feeling much more capable. Katy is a fab coach, she has helped develop my skills over time from a total beginner to intermediate rider in such a relaxed environment, always very encouraging and non judgmental. Basically Katy is an amazing coach!!"