17th May 2016

Racer Blog: Final word from Nigel Saunders

To conclude the debate on UK course technicality, we have the views of a weekend warrior... step forward Nigel Saunders. It's a coincidence that I have also been wanting to have a say for a couple of months about the UK Mountain Bike races and why the numbers have dwindled so much compared to...
4th May 2016

Racer Blog: Are UK XCO courses lacking bite? - Maxine Filby

I have been meaning to write this article for about four weeks now. I have had lots of words zooming round my head and spoken to lots of different people gathering as many different opinions. The topic that has got me going is the state of XCO courses in British mountain biking. As a rider I put...
27th April 2016

Rider Blog: Soreen, traffic cones and a bike race - Lomas Wefing

After a week off training in which I simply rode my bike for fun with my cousin who was visiting from England, I started the first build phase of my training two weeks ago. The focus has moved away from base training elements, but not totally, and onto more race specific elements. In particular the...
26th April 2016

Rider Blog: Time to start racing again - Lomas Wefing

It feels like forever since I last raced. In fact it’s been six months since Bad Säckingen in September last year. It was the race which really brought home to me just how much I needed to work on my technical skills. Six months and lots of technical training later, I lined up for the start...
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...
1st March 2016

Rider Blog: Changes (Lomas Wefing)

I’m out on my E1, Friday afternoon recovery ride and I realise it’s time for the first blog of the year and start thinking about what I want to say and, more importantly, what people might want to know. The problem is, I am not sure what people might want to know. So please, please, please...
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...
27th February 2016

Sunshine cup day 2 from Big Phil

WHO SAID, IT WAS A GOOD IDEA? I had a good night’s sleep, finally getting my eyes shut around 23:50, as I promised myself I’d be asleep by 00:00. I got up at 08:00, had a shower, then cooked up my porridge. I was trying to find information about the course that I’ll be riding today, as I...
26th February 2016

Dreams do come true!

Where to start… How my life has changed in the last two years is quite something. This time two years ago I had a full-time job as an electrician, a mortgage, a wife, and a new hobby called cross country mountain biking. Life seemed pretty settled and going along nicely. Since then my dreams...
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...
8th December 2015

Jon Fearne blog from TransAlp 2015

  - A nerve racking wait for the guys to come in was tough enough for the support crew! With no idea of how it had gone, all we could do was wait. Jon and Oli had been gridded in the first group behind the professionals which meant the pace was going to be fast. With the sun shining...