I had a great Downhill coaching session on Saturday at the infamous One Giant Leap downhill track at Llangollen.
The track was used this year for a round of the BDS and has gained a bit of a reputation! It is probably the steepest track that i have ridden in the UK, almost on a par with Champery, but not quite.
So i was a bit nervous at using the place for doing some coaching, i didn’t want to be responsible for killing anyone under my tuition.
I was even more nervous when the guys i was supposed to be coaching turned up with short travel, xc/ trail type bikes. I thought it was going to be a blood bath.
However it turned out fine. The guys were good riders and had plenty of body armour, luckily!
We rode the new track at Llangollen which is more mellow than the race track, but still a lot of fun.
It really does feel like you about to ride off the end of the world when you look down from the top, but the view is amazing.
It turned out to be a top day. Loads of great places on track to practise some skills and Martin gave us uplifts all day so we put in a fair few runs.
One of the best things about Llangollen is that even though it was quite wet and muddy, it is so steep it drains really well and the mud doesn’t slow you down. I cant wait to get back up there to ride some more, i have got the DH bug back again.