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Lee gets a pass on Garburn.

Categories: Uncategorized | March 9th, 2011 | by Clare | no comments

Big well done to Lee Cartledge for his efforts this Sunday 6th March, he managed to get himself down Garburn Pass for the first time. Big grins all round as the weather was perfect for his 1-2-1 session around the Kentmere Valley. Lee did his first bunny hops, some big drop off’s and got to grips with going faster over loose rocky terrain.

Lee completed a Mountain Bike Skills  beginners course a while back down at Rivington near Bolton but has been riding and making progress on the trails in The Dales around Ingleton where he runs Ingleton Cottages with his better half Jenny.

High point of the day was watching a smile appear on Lee’s face as he negotiated the worst section on Garburn, some intimidating¬† rock steps with multiple line choices. I was shouting “eyes up and stretch” out just as he was looking down and getting too tight over the middle of the bike. As he looked up and relaxed over the back of the bike the trail seemed to flatten out and the rest was a breeze.

After Garburn it was up to  Maggs Howe tea room and camping barn for a well earned rest. One more climb up onto Green Quarter Fell for the fantastic single track which brings you back towards Staveley.

Excellent weather, fantastic trails great company.


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