Pete and Trace came along on their Cube hardtails to do a skills day on the the Blue grade trails at Gisburn Forest last week. They’d picked their bikes up in a bargain deal from Twelve50 bikes in Frodsham, Cheshire. We looked at the basics of riding off road and soon they were riding in a more controlled and relaxed way. Standing up on the pedals, looking well ahead and making good line choices paid off and they started to flow rather than stall on the trails. With a bit of practice and the boost in confidence that comes with mastering the basics, they’ll soon be ready to start venturing on to Red grade trails.