// Mountain Biking

Mountain biking trail and gear reviews. Making the most of the time I get on the bike and sharing the sport I love with my kids.

Siroko MTB Glasses

Gear Review: Siroko MTB Glasses

I’ve always struggled to find comfortable MTB glasses and I normally prefer to ride without. But when the bugs start appearing in early summer this can be problematic and painful! I’ve alw…

shimano slx disc brakes

Gear Review: Shimano SLX Disc Brakes

Review of Shimano SLX disc brakes that I recently fitted to my Orange 5.

Rockshox Reverb

Review: RockShox Reverb Dropper Post

Decided to treat me and my bike and finally got a RockShox Reverb dropper seat post for my Orange 5. I’ve always struggled with confidence once the terrain gets steep. Can a dropper post fill so…

Mountain biking in the Quantocks

Mountain Biking in the Quantocks

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 th…

Riding at FlyUp 417

Specialized Bikes coaching day with Katy Curd

I entered a random competition that popped on my Facebook feed a few weeks ago to go to a free coaching day by Specialized Bikes with Katy Curd and Helen Gaskell. I was lucky enough to be picked! Alth…

Morar beach

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 wit…

Mountain biking World Cup at Fort William

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 w…

Trails at the Forest of Dean

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). It is the perfect introduction to mountain biking. Or just brilliant fun for th…

Cafall trail at Cwm Carn

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 …

Raceface Rise handle bars

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 realis…

Family trail at the Forest of Dean

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 famil…

Local trails

Sunday Morning Ride – Mummy’s Time

After not being on the bike at all in 2015 I decided that a quick Sunday morning local ride was the best time to blow away the cobwebs. Start small and local I said to myself, so picked a route I know…