We continued round a few corners and was a good time to point out some basics again, but also for Ed to think about opening his body up to the corner more by switching his leading foot in the corner or berm and getting more trunk rotation rather than restricting it, he liked the theory and thought that he might do it already, after a couple of corners he pointed out his right foot is always forward, so something to keep trying at, particularly of steep switchbacks.
So after we finished the blue trail we popped into the cafe for a cuppa and Jenna sampled the lemon drizzle cake, the cafe soon filled up with some riders from Notts riding up the Abergwesyn Gorge behind the Devils Staircase, I suggested flippers and a snorkel, but thankfully some had done it before and knew what was coming.
Then it was the red trail, a long climb up a forest road, and then one long downhill and again a short loop of some 5km, but nice views toward Elan Valley and newly laid trail made the climb worth while, Jenna was still building her confidence and continued to show progress with a steeper drop tackled and a more fluid ride the whole way down, while Ed was pumping and manualing his way down and waiting where he could watch Jenna down clapping and encouraging all the time. At the bottom Jenna had made the whole ride with no crashes or scrapes that she had on her last outing so a big plus to go forward for getting out with ed when they get home. Ed was very competent but above all patient with Jenna getting the most attention and coaching, but that's what team work is all about.
So we finished up with a great day had by all, I had a short drive north to Llanidloes while they set off to their next luxury stay in Somerset, they were worthy winners of the competition and I wish them all the very best for their future rides together.