Midsummer Paddle in Studland Bay

Had the the opportunity to do some kayaking whilst camping in Studland the other weekend. Kayaking is not something I do very often, but I’ve always enjoyed it. We were on our annual girlie camping weekend so the five of us decided to give it a go, what could possible go wrong! We got kitted…

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…

Snowboarding in Les Gets with the Family

Choosing a destination for a winter holiday is becoming more tricky with an increasing number of factors to take into consideration. This year we picked Les Gets and we were not left disappointed. This years group was all about family, me, my husband our two year old, my sister and my Dad and his partner….

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…

Two Tunnels Bath 10k Run

Two Tunnels Bath 10k – How hard can that be? Read on and I will let you know! Now I am not a runner but I am also not someone to pass up a challenge, so when some work colleagues signed up for a 10 km race I decided it was a good opportunity to…

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….

Feeling Lucky! A day Snowboarding with Aimee Fuller

I don’t win competitions – I think the last time I did it was an Easter Egg colouring competition when I was about 7!! So I was more then surprised when I got a call last week saying I’d won a day on the slopes with Aimee Fuller (GB slopestyle snowboarder!) from entering a ‘Renegades…