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…