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…

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….

Snowboarding with a baby…Part II

After the success of last years snow holiday with a baby (you can read all about here), when my son was just 8 weeks old, we decided to take a gamble and take him with us again this year! In some ways this years trip took more organisation and was a little more daunting, as…

A Taste of Off-Piste Snowboarding in the Dolomites

We decided to do something different on the final day of this years snowboard trip and head off-piste! We hired a guide called Giulio who runs the The Snowboard Academy based in Campitello di Fassa. First off was learning how to use the various safety equipment (all provided) this included how to find people buried…

Snowboarding with a baby!

After finding out that I was expecting, my thoughts quickly turned to how I was going to fit the baby in with my love of snowboarding! My little boy was boy was born in December 2013, and eight weeks later we hit the slopes…how hard can snowboarding with a baby be?! I have to admit…

Snowboarding in Alta Badia

After many years of going to the Val di Fassa we decided to try out a different valley (brave of us!). So we picked the Alta Badia region and stayed in a village called La Villa. La Villa is a small village but is well connected to the Dolomiti Superski network. There is a really…

Snowboarding in Les Gets

One snowboarding trip a year just isn’t enough and when you have mates doing a season somewhere…well it’s rude not to! Jumping on an early flight from Stansted meant we had arrived in resort by mid-day so we were on the piste by 13:30, one of the many advantages of Les Gets is its short…