I have been off the bike since the start of December with a dislocated, fractured and chipped knee cap caused by a short dabble in downhill skiing! In my boredum I have watched hours of bike videos, bought a Nicolai Helius CC and done much physio! This is slowly paying off and I am now on a mission to loose the injury belly so that in a couple of months I can hopefully be back to singletrack! My other half had bought me a session at the snowdome for a birthday present, but I am a bit off snow at the moment so he suggested maybe I should swap it for a bike skills day when I am back up to fitness and with a few good rides under my belt.
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of where to go? When I do ride, I am relatively comfortabe on red trails and will give the black routes a go, but its my jumps and drops that really let me down; partially as however hard the other half tries to teach me, I cant wheelie/manual! I see that Tony @ UK Bike Skills is highly recommended and that might be an option (bit of a drive from Newcastle, but sounds like it might be worth it. Also, the other half comfortably rides black, so I would need to see if I could twist the arm of a mate who lives in Wales to come with me to keep the cost down a bit). However, I was wondering if anyone recommended anywhere else, within about 2-3 hours of Newcastle. Anyone any experience of the courses at Glentress? I am pretty open to suggestions - dosen't have to be girls only, but that might be a bit less scary!