Coaching with Surrey YMCA at Coed y Brenin

I had the pleasure today of leading a group of young people with additional learning challenges (and their helpers) around the trails of Coed y Brenin. The 3 day trip organised by Mark Browne from Surrey YMCA led on from their riding around the Bedgebury Forest closer to home and provided a tougher terrain for them to test themselves against.

Surrey YMCA MTB riders

Surrey YMCA MTB riders

We rode plenty of red trails in the morning to get used to the rocks, and then headed up to some of the black graded sections higher up in the hills for some jumps and twisty turns. Luke, “Mountain Goat” Ben, Max, and Ben Fay all rode really well. Rob, Elliott, and Sam didn’t do too badly either!

The weather started off wet and grey, but by lunchtime the sun came out to brighten up what was an excellent day. A big thanks to Mark for asking me along, and to all the riders for their determination and good company.

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