Tj, Matt and Marcus made the trip over as a skills polish before heading to Wales for a weekend of riding.

The skills check showed the areas that needed work in their physical skills sets and a set up change assisted this.

We began with applying two of the techniques we teach at ukbikeskills to getting over tree stumps and obstacles. The relative ease of this really took the lads by surprise.

Drops were next and they were again taken by surprise as it all felt so simple for them.We worked on linking berms together before having a welcome break for coffee.

We next worked on jumping a 6ft tabletop and they were soon sailing over it. 6ft gap jump was next and the same result, they all sailed over it.

Linking jumps was next before finally linking everything together on a trail.

Brilliant progression guys.