Monday, 28 February 2011

jumps and drops, tea and cake.

The title says it all, really.

Our favourite bearded trail guru, Great Rock is running a women's 'Jumps & Drops' skills day at Gisburn Forest on Friday 20th May. I will be there learning how to jump and drop, as my goal for this year is to be able to fly stylishly over the last stepdown at Fort William, which means I need to learn to commit :)

A massive bike and/or super skills aren't necessary but the desire to be a better rider is (and I'm sure we all have that in spades). Ed's got gentle encouragement (and fluffy facial hair) down to a fine art and it'll be a rare opportunity to progress your riding in the supportive atmosphere that we all know you only get with an all-female group.

Then, because it's a Saturday the day after and Saturdays are for riding, we'll be hosting a ride from Blazing Saddles in Hebden Bridge on 21st May. A sort of sociable Minxes get-together if you like - nobody will be left behind, we'll stop for tea and cake at least once and we'll take in as much (or as little) of the great riding in Calderdale as we feel the need for on the day. Because sometimes it's nice just to pootle...



If there are enough ladies to warrant splitting the group then we'll do so but don't worry about being too fast/slow, there are enough trails here for everyone. Hopefully spring will have sprung by then, too :)

j.

5 comments:

starfish264 said...

Ooooh - that sounds awesome! Hmmmm ... wanders off to debate it.

CyclingCelebration said...

HWat time is the saturday ride?

Anonymous said...

I so wish I could do this...! Sadly I am now too pregnant for jumps and tumbles!!! Maybe next year?

Minx said...

It will probably be 10.00am from Blazing Saddles but we'll post confirmation on this blog closer to the date.

loulouk said...

So wish I could come to this. Sounds awesome. Have a fab fab fab time.