Skills Clinics

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WHAT IS A SKILLS CLINIC?

DCS Skills Training sessions are 2-3 hours long where we tackle each of the topics in the different skills categories listed below. We offer them on an individual or limited group basis and design them to cater for a varying degree of ability levels.

PURPOSE OF SKILLS CLINICS

This is a perfect learning ground for targeting very specific needs and it’s the perfect opportunity to ask questions or to ask one of the coaches to teach you something.

SKILLS CATEGORIES AND TOPICS COVERED

A. YOUTH

  • Aimed at riders between 14 – 16 years of age only (on the day of the camp/clinic)
  • These sessions will cater for various levels of ability
  • There will be a coach available for each level of ability

B. NOVICE

These group rides and clinics are for riders who:

  • Are just starting out
  • Are in need of technical skills training at a basic level
  • Perhaps technically able, but not so fit
  • Have been doing some out-rides and fun rides
  • If you’re not sure then start out in this group and upgrade for the next ride

Topics/skills covered: 

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Pedal stroke
  • Pacing yourself
  • Gear selection and shifting technique
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Single track riding
  • Fitness information for your level of racing

C. INTERMEDIATE

These group rides and clinics are for riders who:

  • Have been doing fun rides on a regular basis
  • Fit enough to tackle a 35-40km fun ride comfortably
  • Quite serious about your riding and racing but still want to keep the fun element
  • Get “left behind” each time you hit a single track in a race
  • Serious about your racing but feel that you’re not yet ready for advanced level
  • Wanting to use these training camps to train and prepare for events such as Karoo to Coast, To Hell & Back etc.
  • Learning on the bike

Topics/skills covered:

  • Bike set-up
  • Pacing yourself
  • Gear selection and shifting technique
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Single track riding
  • Fitness for your level of racing
  • Training information for your level of fitness

D. ADVANCED

These group rides and clinics are for riders who:

  • Have been doing local, provincial and perhaps national level racing and are looking for an edge in bike handling
  • Have been racing the longer marathon events or provincial/national level cross country
  • Can manage an 80 – 100 km route at a tempo pace and want to use the training session as a training session (eg. DCS Training Camps in preparation for various multi-day stage racing like Cape Epic, Sani2C, TransBaviaans etc.)
  • Expect to ride at a good tempo pace – remembering that this is not a race, but a training ride where you can learn on the bike
  • Benefit from some of the most pristine areas in the Western Cape

Topics/skills covered:

  • Mechanical know-how
  • Efficient pacing
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Single track riding
  • Fitness for your level of racing

By taking the above into consideration, it will help ensure that your chosen level of skills clinic or training camp is best suited to your current level of fitness and ability – should there be the option of different levels on the day, you could move up or down a level where possible.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.  Details of each camp will be posted 2 weeks prior to the date of the camp and will be communicated to riders once signed-up and paid

2.  In the case of cancellation due to bad weather, all fees will be carried over to another event

3.  In the event of a bootcamp being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, fees will be repaid

4.  Strictly no refunds

5.  Your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment

6. You will only receive communications after payment is received

7.  You will be required to sign an indemnity form – parents/guardians will be required to sign for children under 18 years of age

8.  Schedule subject to change without notice

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If you have any questions or suggestions in order for us to cater for specific camps or sessions, we’d love to hear from you info@daisyway.co.za

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