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…

2014 – THE YEAR THAT WAS (Part 2)

The Diary of a mountain bike route researcher and guidebook writer SUMMERTIME, BUT THE RIDING’S NOT EASY If spring was all about new bikes and getting used to them; then the start of summer was all about getting some really big miles in them. And there’s nowhere better to do that than Scotland, so we headed…

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…