Skills Clinic

A successful first skills clinic with seven of our young members took place on Saturday, and despite a chilly start the 11-15 year age group warmed to a Chris Mildon coaching class, as he put them through their paces.  Chris Mildon is the High Perfomance Director of Mountain Bike New Zealand and will be acting manager as he travels with the MTBNZ squad for this years World Champs in Switzerland. Reece Potter, as you probably already know will be part of that squad.
A good 5 hour session saw the youngsters start with the basics, and were put through some simple drills, based around obtaining balance on their bikes. Time was then spent making some adjustments to their set ups, as a way of helping them get a better feel and awareness. They were then able to put their skills into practice with a few more drills on some of the Club's tracks.
Everyone enjoyed the day, a well worthwhile club event, thanks to the parents that helped, especially Georgie and Marcus with an awesome soup for lunch!