The first ever Western Cape TREAD Skills Clinic, presented by MiWay, will take place at Dirtopia Trails Centre, Delvera Farm, Jonkershoek on Saturday 22 October and will be the first in an ongoing series of clinics, designed to improve the safety and confidence of mountain bikers in the Western Cape.
The skills clinics, which teach the fundamental skills of mountain bike control through progressive modules, have been highly successful in Gauteng over the past few years and, through the support of MiWay, expansion to KwaZulu-Natal and now the Western Cape has been made possible in 2011.
“Riding a bicycle on a smooth surface is easy. Riding a mountain bike with confidence and control takes practice and knowledge of what skills to apply to the varying obstacles that make mountain biking so interesting,” said Geoff Vorpagel, creator of the skills clinics teaching methods used in the TREAD Skills Clinics.
“We help people with mountain bikes become confident mountain bikers by teaching them how to work with the bike and the forces of nature and not against them. Newcomers are generally the easiest to teach, because they’ve not adopted bad habits yet. But mountain bikers that have been riding for years usually have many ‘Aha!’ moments on our clinics as they learn the correct way, which immediately makes them faster mountain bikers,” added Vorpagel.
Once a series of 101 clinics have been held, TREAD Skills 201 clinics will be held in the Cape Town area to allow those 101 graduates to continue their progression and master more advanced skills. Only 101 graduates can attend a 201 clinic.
TREAD Skills Clinics, presented by MiWay, cost R400 per person. Clinic duration is 3-4 hours. Booking is essential as space is limited to ensure optimal focus on attendees. For more information on the clinics, visit www.treadmag.co.za and click on ‘Skills’.
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To book, email Joanne Badenhorst on firstname.lastname@example.org.