Terry Achieves His Rightful Radness from Ed Oxley on Vimeo.


Terry has been wanting to ride the drop offs on the downhill tracks at Gisburn Forest for some time now. All his mates have ridden them and he had given himself the target of the end of this year to achieve his goal. The end of the year was fast approaching, so Terry signed up to the Great Rock Nigel Page advanced mountain bike skills course. Nigel is a really skilled and inspirational rider and a group of 12 spent last weekend learning all about drops, jumps, pump, speed, cornering, line choice, bunny hops and the rest. These weekends are a treat for me too, because as well as working, I get the chance to learn something new.

As Gloria says, at first he was afraid, he was petrified, but with the right skills and some confidence he hit the drops as well as the big roll in bank. He didn’t crumple and he didn’t lay down and die. Get in there Terry!

Some photos from the weekend are here.