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…

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…

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…

Exmoor Explorer

The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive, cross-country mountain biking event around beautiful Exmoor. It’s an event I’ve done quite a few times now and keep going back just because it has such a nice and friendly vibe to it. There is no pressure to be fast and if you need to walk sections that is…