Quantocks Ride

I don’t manage to get out on my mountain bike as much as I would like and opportunities to ride anything other then local trails are even rarer, so when I had a child free day on the same day that some friends were heading to the Quantocks I was there! It was an amazing…

Fort William and the West Coast of Scotland

We headed north last week with a group of mates to combine watching the UCI World Cup Downhill race at Fort William with a bit of an explore of the west coast of Scotland. After 9 hours in the car with a toddler (not the nightmare I thought it might be) we were all relieved…

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Fort William

We traveled up to the west coast of Scotland and stayed just outside of Fort William for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. After enjoying a couple of days exploring the Fort William area it was Sunday – race day! We parked in Fort William had caught the shuttle bus service to the venue at the Nevis…

Verderers Trail at the Forest of Dean

The Verderers Trail at the Forest of Dean is graded a blue (like with pistes, trails are graded green through to black) and it is a perfect introduction to mountain biking or just brilliant fun for the more experienced rider to blast around. We visited the Forest of Dean last summer and did the green…

Cafall trail at Cwmcarn

Cafall trail at CwmCarn is their newest trail heading out to some of the remote areas of the forest. This is what I thought of the trail when I had the chance to check it out this Autumn. It has been a good few years since I have had the chance (small people do seem…

Review: Going Wide! Race Face Turbine Riser handlebars

Going wide – my review of the new Race Face Turbine Riser handlebars and Truvative stem set up on my Orange 5. Would it make a difference to my riding? After chatting to my riding mates I realised that my mountain bike handlebars were beginning to look a little old skool. At just 650mm long…

Family fun at the Forest of Dean

Family day out in the excellent and beautiful Forest of Dean – cycling on the family trail and zip wire fun at the National Dive Centre. We popped over to the Forest of Dean last weekend for some family adventure time! First up was ‘The Wire’ at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow….

Bath to Bristol Cycle Path: A Toddling Bike Adventure

So we have been waiting for spring to jump into action so we can get out on our bikes as a family for the first time! Well, today was the day – it was a bank holiday and the sun was shining so it was time to get peddling! I am pretty experienced cyclist but…

Sunday Morning Ride – Mummy’s Time

After not being on the bike at all in 2015 I decieded that a quick Sunday morning blast was the best time to blow away the cobwebs. Start small and local I said to myself, so picked a route I know well and holds up well in the winter – there is nothing more tiresome…