As i ran Jess and Allie through the skills checks, i realised i needed to work on looking, body position and footwork. I moved them straight onto drops, and worked on unweighting the bike at a variety of given speeds, and being able to land perfectly.

Next, after a bit of work on cornering using the hillside, we began linking drops into corners.

We then worked on the rest of the skills trail. We linked bermed and flat corners, rock gardens, fly outs, steps and drops. Each run was faster, more in control and they showed more confidence within each section.

Our session came to an end on the tabletop, where i controlled their speed individually, and soon enough, where putting their ability to practice and were landing perfectly on the landing of both the 6ft tabletop and gap jump next to it.

Great work guys. Jess, remember to stay up, Allie, think about your legs!

Nath (@ukbike_nath)

Tony (@ukbikeskills)