Charlotte is fairly new to mountain biking. She’s made great progress so far at getting down and around obstacles in the trail. Where she wants to improve is in getting over rocks and roots.

I started off by teaching her how to get the front of the bike up. From not being able to do this at all she can now wheelie the front up!

Next we looked at how to lift the back wheel while riding along. “Unweighting” the bike like this helps to carry you over an obstacle.

Charlotte made great progress out on the trails and cleaned some technical climbs that have previously stopped her dead. With practice these new skills will really come together and she’ll get more fun out of being able to pop her way up and over stuff on the direct line.

Check out Charlotte’s mountain biking blog here

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