Rollerski 1-day course - Redbridge Cycle Centre
UPDATE Next course: Sunday 29th October.
Redbridge Cycle Circuit joins our calendar this season. Redbridge offers the best tarmac and hills of all our venues, and we'll have the use of a meeting room for briefing and video analysis. It is easily accessible near the bottom of the M11 and the M25.
The courses offer the chance to learn the basics of rollerskiing in the classic and skating technique, or to improve, or transfer existing skills from snow.
The emphasis is on teaching with cross-country skiing in mind, so you can ski better on snow - and enjoy the thrills of cross-country skiing, ski touring and cross country ski racing all the more.
We focus on developing good balance on rollerskis, and will cover the basic 'gears' of classic and skating techniques. We provide all the equipment you need - skis, poles, boots, kneepads. Or choose an 'instruction-only' option, if you have your own equipment.
The skating part of the day takes you through the essential elements of the three skating 'gears' - skate 1, skate 2 and skate 3 as well as double poling. On classic we will go through the gears of diagonal stride, kick double pole and double poling. We work hard to develop good balance and body positions. We hope you'll continue on rollerskis and snow!
Our Level 2 course will focus on refining technique, and we bring in a lot more exercises for developing technique, on skating and classic rollerskis. Suitable for recreational skiers interested in advancing technically and with a potential interest in racing.
Each course takes place from 10am to 4pm. Course costs £87 and includes a packed lunch. (Or £72 if you do not need to borrow any equipment). Student / youth discount here. We meet beside the rolerski van, just outside the building, directions are here.
The format of the day is 2 sessions before lunch and 1 session after lunch. All days now have beginners' (Level 1) and more advanced (Level 2) groups. We usually do Skating technique before lunch and Classic technique after.
Please bring gloves and a filled out safety questionnaire to your first session.
We recommend that you do a few 'balance' exercises beforehand, such as: