mountain bike coach

Hello, my name is Marc Hand. Trail culture is my hobby that grew. I’ve loved bikes for as long as I can remember, riding bikes, fixing bikes, dreaming about the next bike. When I’m not playing with bikes I work as a personal trainer, I’ve been coaching human movement, and helping people chase there sporting dreams for the last 15 years. Over the last decade more and more often I’ve been getting asked to help out clients and their friends with mountain bike stuff – where to ride, what to ride, and how to improve their riding.

 I am a AMBIA qualified mountain bike instructor, a PMBIA qualified mountain bike instructor and a registered Mountain Bike Australia Skills Coach.I am a registered level 3 Personal Trainer with over 15 years experience. I have a current working with vulnerable people registration, professional indemnity and public liability insurance, and a current wilderness first aid certificate. I am a community representative on the Clarence Mountain Bike Park Advisory Committee.

Marc recently delivered a series of coaching sessions for our club and local school. Everybody came away having learnt lots and with glowing reviews. Marc is super approachable, professional and knows how to break down all the why’s and how’s in mountain biking in a super understandable way. Can highly recommend Marc to anyone chasing effective coaching in a fun and inclusive environment! Aaron Stewart West Coast Tas MTB

Recently done Up Down Over Easy and Jumps and Drops workshops. I do some commuting and most of my MTB is on breaks – I’d plateaued, and knew I needed an eye and some skills work that didn’t involve youtube;) Really solid workshops with some gamechanger tips. Stuff I have not been able to visualise on a bike became easier – I really found Marc’s references to his skateboarding background superhelpful as I could visualise the effects better. Booked in for more.- Gail

Marc has a relaxed, easy teaching style that is backed up with a really good understanding of the “why” behind the “how”. I’ve been riding for 20+ years and I learnt a heap of really great tips to improve my cornering, as well as a great understanding of why what I had been doing wasn’t working. I highly recommend Trail Culture if you want to improve your riding skills!-Mike

We did a family lesson with Marc, we were unsure how it would go due to having all different skill levels. Marc assured us that he could manage this, and he exceeded expectations. We all came out of it being better riders, using the same language and being able to remind each other of the things we had learned. Marc was easy to listen to, extremely knowledgeable and a patient teacher, thank you so much-Renee