Having been part of the team that built the new trails at Lee Quarry it was great to finally start running skills days on those new sections. My first day on the new stuff was spent training the Rangers and Volunteer Rangers who will be around the quarry to help people out and keep an eye on things. To recognise the contribution that these guys make they are getting three days training with me. They are also going to get mountain bike clothing and accessories from various leading brands, all sorted out by the good people at Singletrack Magazine.
We started out with a warm up on the pump track and spent time riding the drop off line (rolling the steps, then dropping them). Moving on to the new berm line we did lots of cornering practice and looked at line choice, body position and carried on working on pumping technique.
Moving down the hill we got some flow going on the red xc trail and got the blood flowing with a couple of climbs. All in all it was a great way to start working again at Lee Quarry. Thanks to the Rangers for all their work, they are a good bunch and thoroughly deserve getting something back for the time that they put in.
Thanks to Ranger Bill for the photos.