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…

The week that was

If variety is the spice of life, then last week was hot, hot, hot… I don’t usually write accounts of my day to day life, even though I am lucky enough to enjoy more than my fair share of bikes, mountains or both. But last week was different. Monday, Steph and I were invited up…

No pain, no gain

Uplift days might be fun, but they just don’t run that regularly in the Howgill Fells Bowderdale is one of the best, if not the best bit of ‘natural’ singletrack in England. It’s probably better than anything in Wales for that matter. And it would compete north of the border too. But Bowderdale comes at…

Live and Let Live (can we?)

What have 4x4s and motorbikes got to do with mountain biking? Maybe more than you think. I read a tweet on Twitter today, celebrating a ruling by the Peak District National Park to close two well-known trails to motor vehicles – basically 4x4s and trail bikes. I’m guessing most who read this blog will see…

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…

The best of both worlds

It’s not the bike or even the terrain that matters, it’s just being there. One of my favourite Tweets/Facebook Posts over the Xmas period was from www.sacredrides.com – a respected Canadian mtb tour operator – entitled ‘10 Reasons Why Mountain Biking is Better than Road Biking.’ The style was funny and pretty tongue in cheek –…

A Call to Action

It’s like a New Year’s Resolution – only different… Pristine ‘natural’ Scottish singletrack on Skye I was going to Blog about New Year’s Resolutions but everybody else does that. And besides, I missed the deadline… So instead I thought I’d just ask a question. An MTB related question of course. So is there anything you’ve…