Hebden Bridge 1 to 1 mountain bike skills day
Cracking (and that was just his carbon bars) write up by Alan of his 1 to 1 skills day with me today in Hebden Bridge. Just click on the text below to go to Alan’s Blog and read the full story.
Well, I’ve finally got round to using my 40th Birthday present from lots of you kind folks – a one-to-one tuition day with Ed Oxley of Great Rock fame.Although I can ride fast and ride all day, cornering / balance and moving weight forward and backwards over rocky terrain is something I’m just not as good at compared to other riders, so that’s really what I wanted to improve on with Ed.
It was about a 2 and a half hour drive north this morning which made a really pleasant change to half an hour south every other morning. There’s something about heading North – especially to Calderdale and Hebden Bridge – that feels so much more right than heading south.
I know Hebden Bridge quite well having done some fell running there, some adventure racing, some mountain biking and of course the Mary Towneley Loop passes right through it. It’s a lovely small quiet town which is bustling with unusual shops and boutiques and loads of cafes more importantly !
We met up 10ish at Blazing Saddles. Ed’s a really relaxed guy so that made it easy for me. I think me having a lot to learn made it easy for Ed too !