New mountain bike trail opens at Oakwell Hall, nr Leeds

Mountain bike advocacy group, Ride Kirklees, recently opened a new mountain bike trail on the northern boundary of Kirklees. Located in the grounds of the historic Oakwell Hall at Birstall (near Leeds) the new trail has been built by Bike Track (who built the trails at Leeds Urban Bike Park and Lady Cannings Cooking on Gas). At Oakwell Hall, the new blue graded … Continue reading New mountain bike trail opens at Oakwell Hall, nr Leeds

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5 gifts for mountain bikers this Christmas

Hot on the heels of my post with some gift ideas for climbers, here are 5 suggestions for mountain bikers. As with the climber ideas, I've included some different gifts that you're not likely to find in a big high street retailer - let's show some Christmas love to our small producers. 1. Booicore changing … Continue reading 5 gifts for mountain bikers this Christmas

Berm Baby Berm, Glentress

Berm Baby Berm

What's your favourite type of mountain biking at a trail centre?  For me, it's swooping, flowing, berm laden singletrack - and Glentress in the Scottish Borders has this in spades. Over the last year or two, I'd seen pictures of friends spending time mountain biking at one of the 7 Stanes MTB Trail Centres.  It … Continue reading Berm Baby Berm