Women only Skills clinic. Shred turns, brake harder and process more information

This clinic is for women only aimed at competent mountain bike riders, (not complete novice) who can ride trails well but want to get some insights on bike set up, how to manage different types of turns, get aggressive on more technical turns. We will understand race braking and observation tricks and skills that will enhance how you receive and process information about the trail. We will have Jenn Patterson, former XCO and XCM world cup racer who has turned her hand at Enduro to discuss her learning. We will cover...1. Tyre choice…continue reading →

Suspension Set Up Session

We buy our full suspension bikes based perhaps on the quality of the suspension components, yet once the factory setting have been added, how many of us actually tune the suspension to our riding ability and style. As the seasons, and the trail conditions change, now is a great time to look at your suspension set up, and how this affects your confidence on the bike. We look not only at the sag, and the adjustment clicks, but also and more importantly how you ride as we adjust setting. We make adjustments, ride…continue reading →
Firstgas Rockets Youth MTB Skills Group.

Firstgas Rockets Youth MTB Skills Group.

Sport and coaching scientist Andy Patterson runs the regional development pathway for mountain bike in partnership with New Plymouth Mountain Bikers. The group sessions are split onto 3 groups Launch Rockets and Stars for Novice, intermediate and advanced ability groups. Sessions allow riders to learn off-road skills in a fun, social environment. We coach using constraints methods of learning and the riders develop their own skills in their own way in their own time. For 2021 the venue is Lake Mangamahoe, Plantation Rd, SH3 Sundays 10am – Noon Entry is Free however it…continue reading →