Flowtastic

In search of the perfect trail


Absolute Beginners

Jo's 2nd mtb ride Ever! Jo contacted us as she'd been given a fat bike as a pressie and had never ridden off road before and wanted to learn without the pressure of keeping up with a shop or club ride. Jo is an experienced road cyclist, snowboard guide and GB formation sky dive champion; so she's no stranger to adrenalin or sports.

On Wednesday we took advantage of the dry trails and took her on an afternoon loop of Leith Hill to give her some pointers and showcase an easy route, with some manmade and some secret single track for her to practise her techniques and work on her off road fitness.

After a brief cockpit alteration and set up we were off and soon had her tackling some pretty steep tech climbs and some reasonable intimidating roll ins. Great fun to have a beginner with the mindset of a champion out with us. I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing her again as her bike handling and confidence grew...almost as quickly as her energy left.

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