If you want to brush up on your cross-country riding, it’s hard to think of a better man from whom to pick up some tips than National XC Champion Oli Beckingsale (MBUK/Scott). Oli’s been running his Pro Technique courses at Aston Hill for a few years now. The emphasis is on riding technique (clue’s in the name), so you don’t have to be race fit – the pace is steady. The course involves riding sections of trail at Aston Hill, looking at the techniques necessary to tackle technical sections and different trail conditions.
The next course is on 13 October 2002. They last three hours and there’ll be two sessions during the day. Costs are £22 if you’re a member of Aston Hill Mountain Bikers or £25 if you’re not.