Here’s the word from Dirt School:
DIRT SCHOOL COACHING AT NEW COMMONWEALTH GAMES VENUE
Dirt School are excited to announce they are now offering their unique brand of mountain bike coaching at the 2014 Commonwealth Games venue, Cathkin Braes.
Just 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre, Cathkin Braes is a brand new, world-class trail centre built to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games cross country competition.
Now in its sixth year, Dirt School is one of the UK’s leading mountain bike coaching companies, which has, until now, been based predominantly in Glentress and Innerleithen in the iconic Tweed Valley.
Hosting classes at this new venue will be Rab Wardell, world cup cross-country racer, reigning Scottish Cyclocross Champion and Commonwealth Games athlete. As well as extensive experience on the bike, Rab is also a qualified coach and worked in regional development for Scottish Cycling until last year.
Rab said, “I’m delighted to be joining Dirt School. Dirt School has a great reputation for its innovative approach to coaching and I look forward to sharing this with people in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
“Cathkin Braes has lots to offer with technical trail features such as drops, berms and jumps all within 20 minutes of Glasgow. I’ll be offering a full range of cross-country, children’s and women specific classes, as well as private courses. I’ll also be reintroducing the Dirt School two hour private course designed to suit city living - with classes on a morning, afternoon or evening during the week.”
Chris Ball, founder of Dirt School, added: “I’ve known, ridden and worked with Rab for years. His talent on the bike coupled with his great attitude and fantastic teaching style, makes him a perfect for the Dirt School ethos – to learn, improve and have fun doing it.”