Guest blog: The Torridon Matrix

We were pretty stoked to have Steve Justice from Alabama join us in Torridon in May. Here’s his story in his own words…  I wish I could say I felt at ease when we started riding.  When you’ve been riding for nearly 30 years, you know when you’re riding well and when you’re not. The…

5 Best Lake District Trails

Awesome Lakeland riding that works all year round – what are you waiting for?  1. The Langdales, Hodge Close and Loughrigg Not so much a trail or even a specific loop, just a mix and match of perfect, all-weather techie rock that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Favourites? the clinky slate funnel…

Back on track

    The Diary of a mountain bike guide, route researcher and guidebook writer Last Friday was a great day. After a busy few weeks guiding clients around Snowdonia, and finally clearing some admin, paying some bills and sorting some dates for 2017, it was playtime again! Well, work really, but look at the picture above,…

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…

Wild Earth Day

The Diary of a mountain bike guide, route researcher and guidebook writer April 22nd is World Earth Day – a nominal slot in the calendar chosen to try and focus attention on the plight of our planet. To celebrate the occasion, both last year and this year I posted the following quote from Gerhard Manley Hopkins on…