This week I’ve had the pleasure to run some sessions for Machynlleth Youth Club as part of the Powys Xtreme series of summer activities.
Day One was at Coed y Brenin, looking at some underlying MTB skills that can help any rider to improve their riding – braking, wheel lifts, cornering etc. We followed up the skills session with a ride around some of Coed y Brenin’s fastest flowing trails.
On Day Two we headed over the the Dyfi Forest for a long ride around the re-routed Climachx trail, adding in some extra sections of singletrack for good measure. The highlight of the day was the final descent down Hazels (alternatively known as The Builth Descent) – plenty of rocks, loose wet slate, and that special touch of Dyfi madness.
All in all we had a great couple of days – the sun shone, the youngsters rode well, and the trails were mighty fine. I’m really hoping they do it again next year!