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  • Uncategorized Archives | Cycle Wild Scotland
    Skip to content Category Uncategorized Home Uncategorized Christmas gift vouchers by Lisa Uncategorized If you are struggling to think of a gift for the mountain biker in your life you can buy vouchers from us to pay for bike school lessons or any of our bike leader courses To find out about gift vouchers contact us on info cyclewildscotland co uk November 27 2015 Comment Dunkeld Enduro by Lisa Uncategorized Now in its 3rd year this event is already proving a firm favourite show casing Dunkeld as a great all round venue with some spectacular views to match the brilliant trails 4 gravity stages through mixed forest open hillside and the historic Birnam hill These trails are fun fast flowing and will test your bike skills along the way Prepare for a day on the bike and bring your friends and sandwiches or stop for a pub lunch half way round This is an event not to be missed We won t be missing it we ll be there and will report back in a later post See you there I hope There s still time to enter http www highlandperthshirecycling co uk events enduro Some great Youtube footage of last year s event from Guilhem Mobe right here https youtu be stIpRaHNDbw May 1 2015 May 18 2015 Contact CWS Cycle Wild Scotland Upper Tomnabrachd Pitlochry PH16 5JT 01796 482 726 07786 882 857 info cyclewildscotland co uk Courses UKMBLS Level 2 Award UKMBLS Level 3 Award MBLA Night Riding Module MBLA Expedition Module MBLA Winter Riding Module Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Winter 9 Mountain Bike Skills that you Really Really Need to Master Contact us Your Email required Your Message Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The

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  • Dev_Seb | Cycle Wild Scotland
    if you are doing a lot of riding in winter If you don t have them perhaps invest in some good mudguards Check out those brake pads on a regular basis because wintry conditions can take their toll Check out this quick video from the Global Cycling Network about prepping your bike for winter It s for race bikes but applies just as easily to mountain bikes Riding Skills for Winter Mountain Biking Now that you re suitably prepped it s time to get out there and ride and you will need to develop a few new skills for those winter conditions Things happen during the colder months those roots on the ground get a lot slimier mud gets everywhere and the twists and turns of something like a narrow track can present some thrilling challenges to any mountain bike rider Here are the first two tips You need to concentrate more than you would in the summer keeping focused on the path ahead and spotting any problems On a wet single track you need to be up out of the saddle with the heels back legs wide ready to cope with any sudden changes in the terrain At the same time it helps to keep your weight low avoiding the temptation to lean back If you want to go fast it s all about staying loose in the joints and keeping low so that you can move the bike easily in all directions Going Downhill Similar to running through a single track descents require you to stay low and dip your heels something that allows you to use the brakes a little more aggressively than normal Try to avoid twisting and turning too much it s often better to snake over some rocks rather than twist aggressively to avoid them That means you need to be prepared to shift your weight forwards and back as the terrain dictates Roots In winter roots can be pretty slippery customers so you need some good technique to master them If it s just a single root then there shouldn t be a problem with getting over the trouble is that most trails don t work that way and you re likely to come across multiple obstacles on your ride First of all it s a lot better to stay central on the bike than lean back but shifting your weight forwards and back can help you if there a multiple roots Compared to biking in the summer months it all comes down to your thought processes working out the right route across spotting the best path and using your body and bike in harmony to make the crossing as easy as possible in other words it all comes down to practice Hitting Corners With the wetter and icier conditions in winter cornering your mountain bike is all about staying smooth Try to avoid any jerky movements that may well send you quickly into a skid and lean the bike moving your body

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  • Skills Archives | Cycle Wild Scotland
    if you are doing a lot of riding in winter If you don t have them perhaps invest in some good mudguards Check out those brake pads on a regular basis because wintry conditions can take their toll Check out this quick video from the Global Cycling Network about prepping your bike for winter It s for race bikes but applies just as easily to mountain bikes Riding Skills for Winter Mountain Biking Now that you re suitably prepped it s time to get out there and ride and you will need to develop a few new skills for those winter conditions Things happen during the colder months those roots on the ground get a lot slimier mud gets everywhere and the twists and turns of something like a narrow track can present some thrilling challenges to any mountain bike rider Here are the first two tips You need to concentrate more than you would in the summer keeping focused on the path ahead and spotting any problems On a wet single track you need to be up out of the saddle with the heels back legs wide ready to cope with any sudden changes in the terrain At the same time it helps to keep your weight low avoiding the temptation to lean back If you want to go fast it s all about staying loose in the joints and keeping low so that you can move the bike easily in all directions Going Downhill Similar to running through a single track descents require you to stay low and dip your heels something that allows you to use the brakes a little more aggressively than normal Try to avoid twisting and turning too much it s often better to snake over some rocks rather than twist aggressively to avoid them That means you need to be prepared to shift your weight forwards and back as the terrain dictates Roots In winter roots can be pretty slippery customers so you need some good technique to master them If it s just a single root then there shouldn t be a problem with getting over the trouble is that most trails don t work that way and you re likely to come across multiple obstacles on your ride First of all it s a lot better to stay central on the bike than lean back but shifting your weight forwards and back can help you if there a multiple roots Compared to biking in the summer months it all comes down to your thought processes working out the right route across spotting the best path and using your body and bike in harmony to make the crossing as easy as possible in other words it all comes down to practice Hitting Corners With the wetter and icier conditions in winter cornering your mountain bike is all about staying smooth Try to avoid any jerky movements that may well send you quickly into a skid and lean the bike moving your body

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  • | Cycle Wild Scotland
    Leader Award MBLA Night Leader MBLA Expedition Leader MBLA Winter Leader Bespoke Courses Tuition Bike School Scotland Expertise Other stuff About us Blog Gallery Testimonials Contact Skip to content Contact us Your Email required Your Message Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Winter 9 Mountain Bike Skills that you Really Really Need to Master Pages About us Bespoke Courses Blog Consultancy Technical

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk/portfolio-item/2279/ (2016-02-09)
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  • | Cycle Wild Scotland
    Leader Award MBLA Night Leader MBLA Expedition Leader MBLA Winter Leader Bespoke Courses Tuition Bike School Scotland Expertise Other stuff About us Blog Gallery Testimonials Contact Skip to content Contact us Your Email required Your Message Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Winter 9 Mountain Bike Skills that you Really Really Need to Master Pages About us Bespoke Courses Blog Consultancy Technical

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk/portfolio-item/2281/ (2016-02-09)
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  • | Cycle Wild Scotland
    Leader Award MBLA Night Leader MBLA Expedition Leader MBLA Winter Leader Bespoke Courses Tuition Bike School Scotland Expertise Other stuff About us Blog Gallery Testimonials Contact Skip to content Contact us Your Email required Your Message Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Winter 9 Mountain Bike Skills that you Really Really Need to Master Pages About us Bespoke Courses Blog Consultancy Technical

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk/portfolio-item/2283/ (2016-02-09)
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  • | Cycle Wild Scotland
    Leader Award MBLA Night Leader MBLA Expedition Leader MBLA Winter Leader Bespoke Courses Tuition Bike School Scotland Expertise Other stuff About us Blog Gallery Testimonials Contact Skip to content Contact us Your Email required Your Message Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Winter 9 Mountain Bike Skills that you Really Really Need to Master Pages About us Bespoke Courses Blog Consultancy Technical

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk/portfolio-item/2285/ (2016-02-09)
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  • | Cycle Wild Scotland
    Leader Award MBLA Night Leader MBLA Expedition Leader MBLA Winter Leader Bespoke Courses Tuition Bike School Scotland Expertise Other stuff About us Blog Gallery Testimonials Contact Skip to content Contact us Your Email required Your Message Recent Posts Christmas gift vouchers Dunkeld Enduro The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Winter 9 Mountain Bike Skills that you Really Really Need to Master Pages About us Bespoke Courses Blog Consultancy Technical

    Original URL path: http://www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk/portfolio-item/2287/ (2016-02-09)
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