The MTB clinic helps riders to take it up a gear

Cyclists at the MTB clinic. Photos: Sonette Booyens

The first MTB clinic had a great turnout at Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve on Saturday. Fifty-three riders attended and each went home with new techniques up their sleeves. A team of specialists were invited to help cyclists sharpen their skills.

Fifty-three riders attended and each went home with new techniques up their sleeves.

A team of specialists were invited to help cyclists sharpen their skills.

A team of specialists were invited to help cyclists sharpen their skills.

The specialists focused on the following: Ernest Coetzee (skills training and cornering), Trent Sinclair (skills training, slow technical, downhill), Arie Roos (skills training, attack position, theoretical repairs), Paul Jansen van Vuuren (skills training and rock gardens), Stephanie Roos (pilates instructor and cross training) and Sheena Clark (rules and regulations).

According to the organiser, Charlene Coetzee, the riders received lectures that could be applied to any of their cycling adventures. “They also learned about Cycling South Africa’s rules and regulations, exercises to go practice and nifty do-it-yourself maintenance.”

The event received positive feedback from the public. “They had nothing but good things to say about the clinic. I am planning to host another one next year before the Lydenburg Heritage Mountain Bike Race.

“This race will be held on March 25, 2017. Community members need to diarise this to be sure not to miss out on another fun-filled informative event,” she added.

Coetzee expressed her gratitude to those who contributed to the clinic’s success, “All the trainers and sponsors, Lydenburg/Mashishing Business Chamber, MPU Printers, Precrete, Longtom SUPERSPAR, Glencore Eastern Mines, Heads Kitchen, Femfitness and Mauchsberg Promotions.”

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Bridget Mpande
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