January Dirt School at Lee Quarry

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Stuck for ideas for you or your partner for Christmas? Well here’s a great stocking filler and something to look forward to in the new year to help bring your riding onto the next level as Dirt School, Back on Track, Ride-On and the Pennine Mountain Bike Action group have combined to offer a great weekend of subsidised coaching at the popular Lee Quarry site in Lancashire on the 14th and 15th January.

Dirt School are really excited to venture south of the Scottish border to take part in what is shaping up to be an incredible weekend working with Back on Track and Ride-On. The trails at Lee Quarry are considered to be some of the best trails to deliver coaching on in the country. Couple that with Dirt School’s expertise in the world of mountain bike coaching and we’re sure every rider will walk away from this weekend with plenty of insights, tips and ideas on how to get the most out of their riding, whether that’s having more fun or going faster.

Lee Quarry has been designed as a venue that can really help riders progress their technical riding; it features a whole range of sections from intermediate through to black grade technical drops, rock gardens and chutes. Throw in two pump tracks, a jump trail, trials areas and a skills loop and you have a great spot to learn. The British Cycling Olympic development team are using the quarry to bring on their performance, so here is your chance.
Back on Track have designed and built many of the trails in the quarry and will be spending the week leading up to the weekend working hard to ensure they are in tip-top condition for the courses.

Recognised as one of the most technically proficient shops in the UK, Ride-On has previously been called on to mechanic for Team Intense, Giant World team, helped in securing numerous national titles and even a Junior DH World champion’s title. With all its staff members growing up riding the local quarries and woods, Ride-On is aware of the demands the local terrain makes of both rider and machine. On hand throughout the weekend they will be able to advise on riding kit ,bike setup – from basic to advanced and assist with repairs, they even have a selection of demo bikes available exclusively too those on the course. So not only should you end up riding like a pro, you’ll be looked after like a pro to!!

Pic: Andy Lloyd

Pennine Mountain Bike Action (PMBA) is an organisation set up by mountain bikers to support and promote mountain biking in the North West. PMBA is proud to be supporting this event. For more information about PMBA have a look at our web site www.pmba.org.uk

With the coaching and support team on the day including Ruaridh Cunningham, Andy Barlow, Rowan Sorrell, Nikki Whiles and Rob Breakwell you can be sure you will be well looked after and Craig Robertson and his Ride-On team will help with bike set up and keep it running in top condition.

There are a maximum of 20 spaces at a one-off subsidised rate of £55 per day, the booking form goes live today:


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