Moun­tain bik­ing skills course

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple can get more ac­tive at half term on a moun­tain bik­ing skills course.

The ses­sion is or­gan­ised for South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil and funded by Sport Eng­land’s Sporti­vate pro­gramme, which en­cour­ages ju­niors and young adults to get in­volved in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

The first course will run from Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 to Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, from 10am to 12pm and will cost £6 per day.

The sec­ond course will be six weeks long, start­ing on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 28 from 10am to 12pm and cost­ing £24 for the whole course.

Both will be run at Hodge­moor Woods Bike Park, in Bot­trells Lane, just off the A355 be­tween Bea­cons­field and Amer­sham.

Com­mu­nity sports manager for course or­gan­iser GLL, Joe Sammon, said: “We wanted to ap­peal to young peo­ple who might have stopped tak­ing part in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons.

“Moun­tain bik­ing is a great way for kids who don’t think of them­selves as sporty to get some ex­er­cise and have fun.”

The tech­niques the course cov­ers in­clude off-road cor­ner­ing, ef­fec­tive brak­ing, wheel lifts and main­tain­ing cor­rect body po­si­tion on the bike on dif­fer­ent ter­rain.

Rid­ers then put the skills to­gether dur­ing timed laps to check their progress. Par­tic­i­pants should bring bikes and hel­mets. To book, email joseph.sammon@GLL. org or call 01494 586 534.

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