Andy Barlow

Andy Barlow

The skills coach. Before joining Dirt School Andy liked to win things – races like the Scottish XC Champs and the Scottish Downhill Champs, though, he’s coached some of the world’s best riders with Dirt School and helped bring on the BASE MTB course at Borders College in the Tweed Valley. But what Andy really likes to do is communicate those pro techniques to everyday riders.

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How to find your flow

Andy Barlow from Dirt School shows us how to get there, with some some deliberate techniques and skills to focus on. Follow his expert advice to effortlessly trickle down your…

how to manual

What looks at first like the wheelie's cooler cousin is in fact one of mtb's foundational skills - read this guide to learn how to manual a mountain bike.

Learning how to bunny hop and quickly create lift will allow you to smooth out trails by using obstacles to your advantage, as well as impressing mates.

Don’t be intimidated by steep trails; learn the skills to handle even the gnarliest of tracks with control and confidence.