Rollerski 1-day course - Redbridge Cycle Centre

UPDATE Next course: Sunday 2nd April. See also biathlon course, & hills masterclass on the same day.

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 in the foyer of the building, directions are here.


Equipment provided - £87
Shoe size (UK)

Using own equipment - £72



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.



We also have two masterclasses at Redbridge on 2nd April, focusing on skills and aimed in intermediate / advanced skiers (not beginners). Numbers limited to 6 per group -

Racing Rollerski Masterclass
This class will take place on RollX racing rollerskis, which are the choice of may top racers. These are skating rollerskis with hard wheels, and are much faster than regular training rollerskis which skiers use for most of the time. The class will cover getting comfortable on these skis, as well as elements of racing, such as - warming up, starts, slipstreaming, changing skis in pursuit races, overtaking. The coach will be Jordan Andrews, GB Mens Rollerski Series Champion in 2016.

Bookings Closed


Hills Masterclass
This covers both uphill and downhill technique, on either classic and skating technique (you can choose). It will also cover turning when you get to the bottom of the hill. Redbridge has a great hill linking the lower and upper tracks, plus a delightful variety of smaller hills on the upper track. The coach will be Adam Guzda, our lead coach in Victoria Park and former biathlete.

All equipment provided - £32
Shoe size:

Using own equipment (or club member) - £22


Anyone signing up for one or both of the masterclasses can use the track for the rest of the day for no extra charge.


Useful information:

Please bring gloves and a filled out safety questionnaire to your first session.

Classic vs skating


Dorney info

We recommend that you do a few 'balance' exercises beforehand, such as:
1. standing on one foot (1 min each foot x 3);
2. jumping sideways from one foot and land on the other, and hold balance;
3. balance on one foot and jump forward (feet parallel) and land on the other.
It is best to stand with you knee over your toe - when you do these exercises.

For any more information please contact us either by email or call Iain on 07968 286129 or 020 8348 2540.

Directions - Redbridge Cycle Circuit website