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…

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…