Nicola on The Slab

Had a sunny day up at Gisburn Forest last week on the new trails with Nicola, Steve and Alan. It’s massively improved from the pretty dull loop that used to be there thanks to the work of Rowan Sorrel and his trail building crew. Like the sections that he designed for Lee Quarry, the new stuff at Gisburn is challenging and technical. Lots of berms, big roller coaster banked wall rides, tight wooded singletrack, rocky jumps and lovely flowing blue graded trail all add up to a fun day out with plenty of chance to progress your riding, especially if you repeat sections and get your lines just right. The downhill tracks, off the main loop, are well worth trying as well, with their intermediate level drop offs, kickers and berms.

Nicola shows the “limp wrist” as a comment on the riding of the boys.

I’ll be running skills days up at Gisburn, see the contents page over on the right of here for details of group days or get in touch for one to one or bespoke group days.

There’s always hope….and beer.

Good beer, accommodation, parking and food is to be found at the Dog and Partridge in Tosside, a really nice pub and cafe run by mountain bikers. Check them out here.