After regularly falling off my mountain bike and getting sick of all the bruises I thought it was time to learn how to do it properly. I had also lost confidence so was riding like a nana. I spent an afternoon out at McLeans Island with Carol learning all of the basics. There were four of us; different ages, different abilities and varying levels of fitness. Carol is AMAZING – she has a way about her that is encouraging without being pushy. I challenged myself and tried new ways of doing things and came out feeling really confident. I was the oldest and probably the least fit in the group but I certainly didn’t feel as though I held people up. The whole group had a ball and came away with a whole lot of new skills. Funny how much more enjoyable something is when you know what you are doing.

Shona Wills, 53