23rd January2018

Snow Bike festival – stage 2

What a difference 24 hours makes in the mountains weather wise. With overnight snow and sub zero temperatures, the riding conditions had changed dramatically, the snowpack becoming harder and infinitely more rideable, up and down. It was one of those riding days where you actually look forward to heading out for a few hours in … Continue reading “Snow Bike festival – stage 2”

23rd January2018

Snow Bike Festival – Prologue

Snow’s snow right? Well, that’s what I thought before I started winter fatbiking, not just for fun, but a necessity as the only way to keep pedaling during the snowy winter months here in the mountains. The variation in conditions from ‘warm’ 4-5 degrees to persistent sub zero temperatures to wet, heavy snow make a … Continue reading “Snow Bike Festival – Prologue”

9th June2017

Wembo report from Matt Jones

Anyone who’s ridden or pitted for someone at a 24 hour race knows that they are complete roller coasters of highs, lows, disasters and moments of elation. The World Championships in Finale Ligure, Italy definitely delivered a Big Dipper of emotions for the Brits who made the journey with the promise of awesome dusty trails, … Continue reading “Wembo report from Matt Jones”

1st June2017

Army MTB XC Series Rd 2 – Sherwood Pines.

The 2nd round of the series travelled to the Midlands and the MTB XC stomping ground of Sherwood Pines.  This venue has hosted many national and regional MTB XC events.  The round was organised by Cpl James Hodson supported by his 16th Signal Regiment.  The Forestry Commission had assisted massively as well to get this … Continue reading “Army MTB XC Series Rd 2 – Sherwood Pines.”

12th May2017

Old girl loses her marbles and enters her first MTB race…leaves grinning

Hi. My name’s Lynn. Before I tell you my tale let me tell you just a little bit about me. I’ve had some sort of arthriticy condition in my left ankle for nigh on 25 years and just to add to my woes in 2014, around July time, I was suddenly struck down with extremely … Continue reading “Old girl loses her marbles and enters her first MTB race…leaves grinning”

11th May2017

Ten under the Ben 2017

Thursday evening.  Motorhome packed, Scott picked up.  On the boat at 19:45, docking at 23:15.  An hours drive and then an overnighter outside Carlisle.  24 hour Tesco for the essential over purchasing of food and then here we come Fort William to the infamous No Fuss Events 10 under the Ben.  Arrived mid afternoon after … Continue reading “Ten under the Ben 2017”