Perth and lo­cal coaches hone rid­ers’ skills in club clin­ics

Pilbara News - - Sport - Amanda Ewin

It was a week­end buzzing with ac­tiv­ity for the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club, which for a sixth year hosted skills clin­ics run by Rock and Roll Moun­tain Bik­ing from Perth.

Coaches Ben McGrath and Mark War­dle with lo­cal level 2 coach Tris­tan Wood-Hill held 13 two-hour ses­sions over the two days for more than 70 rid­ers of all ages and lev­els, from be­gin­ners through to ad­vanced.

In the ladies-only fun­da­men­tals clinic, nerves at the be­gin­ning turned into beam­ing smiles at the end for all in­volved.

It was their first time on the dirt for some, while oth­ers had done a bit of rid­ing but never learnt the ba­sics.

The clinic cov­ered the es­sen­tial moun­tain bike skills of brak­ing, rid­ing over ob­sta­cles, climb­ing and de­scend­ing.

On Satur­day evening, more than 40 club mem­bers gath­ered at the Bal­yarra Park to learn about bike sus­pen­sion, fol­lowed by a de­li­cious bar­be­cue pro­vided by the BMBC so­cial com­mit­tee.

Full of new knowl­edge to take their moun­tain bik­ing to the next level, rid­ers are now ready for race round 4 next week­end, start­ing from the BMX track.

For de­tails, visit the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club Face­book page.

En­tries are also rolling in for the Yara Dr Bayn­ton 6 Hour Rem­edy race on Satur­day, June 17.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for the event, go to bur­rupmtb. com.

Pic­ture: Amanda Ewin

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