"I first got to know Tony several years ago when he instructed our Year 6 children in Mountain-biking as part of their activity programme during their residential stay at the Dartmoor Centres. He has a wonderful quiet and unassuming manner with the children and they respond really well to him.
As well as being a knowledgeable and experienced biking instructor he is a reliable, genuine person who is fully committed to delivering high quality sessions at competitive prices. He is punctual, well organised and is passionate about encouraging children to lead active, healthy lifestyles and to participate at all levels of ability, in a sport that both motivates and inspires them.
During the sessions the children learn what their bikes are capable of and how to ride them in different ways depending on the challenge. They love the tricks and become increasingly confident riders by the end of a 4 – 5 week block. Our children have cited these sessions as a highlight of their time at school and have loved the very real interest shown, by Tony, in their riding experiences outside of school."
I would have no hesitation in recommending him to you and your school/organisation".
- Alison Young, PE Co-ordinator @ Shaldon, Ellacombe & Ilsham Drive Primary School's.
"The Devon Learning and Development Partnership Outdoor Learning Centres are pleased to be associated with Evolve MTB. Tony has provided mountain bike activities for the Dartmoor Centres for six years and we are very pleased with the skills, expertise and customer service that Tony has provided. Tony's enthusiasm for the sport and skills as a qualified youth worker means that he builds good relationships with
children, young people and group leaders.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Tony to others".
- Brendan Stone, Head of Centres, Devon LDP Outdoor Learning.
"I have read books, magazines and watched tutorials online. For Christmas I was given a voucher for a session with Tony -
I'd actually read an article on the more dirt website about evolve so was instantly impressed with this gift.
One session with Tony was worth more than any reading or the hours spent online.
The session left me more confident of manipulating my bike; i'm now happy to attack corners,
pump the track and manual technical sections where necessary.
I feel the most important lesson I have taken away with me is the ability to look where i'm going.
I've always had my eyes open and looked ahead but I now know to widen my vision,
not to follow the defined track all the time, and how to pick the points of the tracks to direct my run.
Tony was an easy going coach that I think anyone would struggle not to get along with.
Thanks for a great day, some excellent progression and also an improved knowledge of my local trails centre.
I look forward to future rides".
- Jake, One2One Skills Coaching Session.
"Tony, thank you so much for the one to one cycle training you gave to my daughter at the weekend.
After spending many frustrating hours attempting to teach her myself I had almost given up.
My daughter was very reluctant to come along to the training on Saturday but your calm manner and clear concise instructions immediately put her at ease.
I was amazed how quickly she picked up the basics and went from a complete novice to having control and being able to properly cycle. She described it as one of the best experiences she as ever had and is now well and truly bitten by the cycling bug.
Thank you again - you are amazing and
I would recommend you to anyone".
- Kind regards, Mike Young.
"I just wanted to say thank you for another fantastic session. Each of the three times I've had coaching with you I've really enjoyed myself and I've picked up lots of useful stuff that is making me a better rider. Even though I've been mountain biking for several years you've revolutionised my riding and I'm going faster, smoother and with more confidence. I'm also continuing to benefit because the more I practise the stuff you've taught me the better it gets.
I've been a coach in a couple of other sports for more than ten years and I am really impressed by how you manage the sessions; it feels safe and comfortable but it's challenging enough to be useful and fun. You pitch the information you share at just the right level and I'd recommend your coaching sessions to riders at any level".
Thanks Tony! - Steve M, One2one Skills Sessions.