The year that was

The Diary of a mountain bike guide, route researcher and guidebook writer A year ago today started wonderfully. I was up early, my bike was in the van, and I was on my way to Capel Curig to guide and instruct at Plas y Brenin – a legendary institution and somewhere I’d always aspired to work. Life…

Good to be back

The Diary of a mountain bike guide, route researcher and guidebook writer Epic scenery, epic riding. Llyn Cowlyd: Snowdonia at it’s best There’s usually a moment when a new year ‘starts.’ An imaginary switch is flicked somewhere and suddenly we’re back on the road, riding and shooting the route guides; and more recently guiding and…

I’ve seen the future

And it’s in… California??? I’ve got to be honest and say that I don’t enjoy many mountain bike videos, or edits as they are called these days apparently 🙂 But yesterday I watched one that really made me think. No, it wasn’t the gap jumps, the triple somersaults, or even the skidding rear tyres in a…

Game Changer

New access legislation could turn Wales into a true mountain bike utopia “We should have open access like they do in Scotland” If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard that. And now, in Wales at least, we have a chance. The Welsh government recently announced a total review of access to the…