Mountain Bike Rider


Hopefully over the last month you’ve had a chance to catch up with your buddies and get out for a couple of rides. With any luck, you read last month’s issue and had a go at sessioning a tricky drop, or that awkward corner that you always seem to stall in... and with any luck that practice is actually paying off.

This month we’re going to look into the different ways people learn, why allowing time to session something properly works, and how to communicate better with your riding mates so you all get more out of your time.


When we’re acquiring a new skill we all seem to pick things up in slightly different ways. This said, however, most of us will fall into a mix of the three main types: visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic. Let’s briefly list the three main types, and the differences between them, and see if your

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