Apollo Rockets, the youth section of Apollo CT, recently attended the first of six training sessions with Colin Ross. Colin is one of Irelands top mountain bike riders. It was identified that training at Lurgan Park and Craigavon Lakes was not just enough for the Rockets. As we all know, young people today want to push the boundaries, and we could think of no better person for the job. The first session was held at Barnetts Demense Trails at the Mary Peters Track. This being the place Colin taught himself at a young age to ride the natural Trails. So great was the demand we have had to split the Rockets up into two groups according to their age and ability.
Lots of disciplines were covered, from position on the bike all the way to learning to control bike speed on very steep descents and then moving on to bunny hops over obstacles. Also cornering at speed and change of direction on descents. The session lasted for two hours and everyone came away with big grins on their faces as well as a few midge bites.
The next session is scheduled for the 22nd April. If you are interested in cycling or have a child who is interested and would like to learn more. Why not join come along to one of our beginner nights or bring your child to a Rockets Session. They are free, all we ask is your child wears a helmet.