Vittoria Barzo Review
16th January 2019

Vittoria Barzo Review

Overall, we've been fairly impressed with the Barzo, and it's performed really well for us throughout the Great British winter so far. If you're looking for something with a bit more grip for technical trails or wet conditions, then the Barzo is definitely worth a try. Just be mindful of your frame clearance if conditions are claggy!
15th September 2016

Scott Marathon Series 2016: Round 5 – Ruthin

With the summer months and XC racing season drawing to an end, last weekend’s Scott MTB Marathon in Ruthin, North Wales, was the perfect opportunity for one last longer distance event before the off-season. Whilst not a race, the events are always challenging and a great way to push yourself...
3rd September 2016

Brighton Big Dog – 6HR SOLO By Luke Kendall

Luke Kendall recently wrote about his first 6 hour solo event at Brighton Bigdog. he's shared his thoughts below, did anybody else attend? Taken from Lukes own blog: http://www.lukekendall.co.uk/brighton-big-dog-6hr-solo/ With the local XCO race season now over, and TwentyFour12 successfully...
6th June 2016

Southern XC: Round 5 – Crow Hill (Southern Championships)

On Sunday I took an impromptu trip to Crow Hill in the New Forest near Bournemouth for Round 5 of the Southern XC Series, incorporating the Southern Regional Championships. Initially I had planned on entering more Southern XC races this year, however I decided to focus more on the National...
4th April 2016

National XC Series: Round 1 – Pembrey

Well it’s safe to say April is set to be a pretty busy month of racing with the 2016 season kicking off and races scheduled for pretty much every weekend! To start the month off, I headed to Pembrey Country Park in Llanelli, South Wales with team mate Ben Farrer for the first round of the...
29th February 2016

Soggy Bottom Series 2016: Round 2

The end of February soon came around, which meant it was time to head to Newnham Park once again for the second round of this year’s Soggy Bottom Winter Series! After the mud-fest of round 1, it was a nice surprise to wake up to a cold but bright and sunny morning, and given the dry weather in...
4th January 2016

Soggy Bottom Series 2016: Round 1

After rounding off the 2015 season with injury and some time off the bike, I was feeling slightly reserved entering my first race of 2016. Equally though, after following a structured training plan since the end of November, I was looking forward to testing my fitness to see where I was at, and...
6th October 2015

Hell of the West

Rockets and Rascals Hell of the West had been on my to do list since I first saw it advertised back in 2013. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to enter that year, and after the event not being run in 2014, I was looking forward to getting involved in 2015. Historically advertised as a CX Sportive...
16th September 2015

Scott Marathon Series 2015: Round 5 – Ruthin

ScotFollowing last weekend’s trip down to Falmouth, this weekend it was time to head up to Ruthin, North Wales with Carla Haines for the fifth and final round of the 2015 Scott MTB Marathon Series, and also the second round of the Exposure Lights Big Night Out events. Arriving around 3pm on...
6th September 2015

SWXC Round 3: Falmouth Bike Park

On Sunday 6th September, it was finally time to head down into the depths of Cornwall for Round 3 of the South West Cross Country Series. Being held at Falmouth Bike Park, a 4X track, the course promised drops, jumps, berms and rock gardens, all of which were sure to test my ever-improving...
4th August 2015

Scott Marathon Series 2015: Round 4 – Wantage

It’s been a quiet few months for me on the racing front, and after Round 3 of the SWXC Series due to be hosted at Falmouth this weekend was postponed, I was keen to get some competitive riding in in the meantime. Luckily there was a Scott MTB Marathon event taking place in Wantage, and with the...
12th July 2015

Darkmoor 2015

On Saturday 4th July, my colleague Dave and I took part in Darkmoor, a semi-organised ride across Dartmoor over night. The ride began at Captain Jaspers on Plymouth Barbican at 9pm, and headed North across the moor to Okehampton, before heading back to the Barbican via Moretonhampstead, totalling...