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, can’t really call that work 🙂
So we were back on the road and back on the trail hunt for mbr magazine.
First up was an overdue visit to the Elan Valley, where buddy and fellow guide, Jay Mulvey, of MudTrek, joined us for some seriously good singletrack.
We then hot-footed it up to the Yorkshire Dales – another place that was overdue a visit, for 2 top-notch rides between those amazing limestone walls. Always love the Dales – the mtbing’s awesome and the scenery is sumptuous, and we always manage to find a damn good pub to make base camp in for a few days…
Back on with the guiding hat this week – first a chance to explore some new trails in Hopton Woods, and then back on my home turf for 3 days in Snowdonia – just love showing people around here and may even get to ride the famous Marin trail – a real old school Welsh classic and one of my favourites. Even better on a bike of the same name 🙂
To find out more about our guided weekends, holidays and day rides, click here