Here’s Jonathan with his Orange Alpine 160. It was an appropriate bike choice for the day, as he came along for the Alpine Prep skills day in Hebden Bridge yesterday. This is a pretty special bike too. Jonathan won the bike in an ebay charity auction. It was the bike that Rowan Sorrell raced in the recent Urge Cabo event. The polished frame looks totally mint and it has a really trick build including a set of brakes from Hope, which use the Race X2 levers mated with Tech M4 calipers.

The Alpine Prep course was a great success. We spent the day looking at alpine riding techniques using the steep and rocky trails of Hebden. As well as looking at basic techniques and making relevant upgrades to the individual people’s riding, we spent most of the day concentration on advanced stuff that can really make techy trail riding come alive. Bunny hop skill was developed and tweaked, as was drop off technique and a we got into a master class in how to ride steps and awkward trail features.