Friday, 6 December 2013

I had a great time with Nick Holt at Gisburn last month, coaching a couple of skills taster courses for Gisburn Forest Bike Trails. We lucked out with the weather once again, it was a bit cold but not at all bad for November. We had two excellent groups of riders, all willing to listen and take on board the skills and techniques - resulting in some dramatic improvements in both sessions.

One of the best bits of doing this type of event is the feedback we get on the electronic forms afterwards, it really makes a difference and is especially good when we've donated our time to raise some funds for Gisburn MTB Trails. Here are a few snippets of the feedback received:

'The chaps from Sublime Rides were great. They obviously know their stuff and I would love the chance to go out for a day with them.' - Andrew.

'...basic skills such as manual lifts and pumps are fundamental to all aspects of mountain biking, once these are mastered the rest will come. Nick and Nige were informative and supportive.' - Deb.

'The coaches were very understanding and competent. They were especially accommodating towards my 10 year old son who accompanied me on the session, he really enjoyed the session and learnt a lot, as did I.' - Paul

Thank you to Dan from Gisburn Forest Bike Trails Volunteer Team for doing the organising and to the riders for their generous donations to the Trail Fund, we raised a total of £180 on the day.

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