Looking well ahead

Nick came for a one to one skills day today. He has just bought a custom built Ragley Blue Pig and he came up to Whelpstone Bikes, the new bike shop at the Dog & Partridge pub at Gisburn Forest, to collect his new bike and come out for a day of fundamental skills on the excellent Blue graded trail. We spent time getting his bike set up just right for him and also went through how to do some essential everyday maintenance tips and trail side fixes.

A top spec Blue Pig build

The Blue route is a great place to learn bike skills with plenty of opportunity to practice all the foundation skills on a trail at just the right level. Body position on the bike, looking ahead, braking, relaxing and breathing, cornering and gear changes were all on the menu.

Line choice

We finished the day riding the final section of berms on the Blue route. Nick made great progression through the day and by the end he was riding smoother, with better line choice, letting the bike move around and carrying more speed in a controlled way.

Back at the shop checking out the other bikes in the Ragley range

Whelpstone Bikes have a demo mmmBop and are in the process of building up a demo Blue Pig. Anyone coming on a Great Rock skills day can try out one of these bikes for free. Just get in touch with me….