Bike packing - looking for camp

Wild adventures on a mountain bike

Thwarted again! After finding our first planned option for an overnight camp in some woodland was fully walled in, with barbed wire all around and no gateway entrance, we'd cycled on to check out our second option - a deep valley leading up onto the moors.  However, the wide track had led to a footpath … Continue reading Wild adventures on a mountain bike

Ladybower trail

MTB: Ladybower Circular – Peak District

Whenever thoughts of riding my bike in the Ladybower area ran through my mind, they always fell into one of two categories: a) an easy, pleasant, often busy, and not particularly exciting cycle around the Derwent and Upper Howden reservoirs (incidentally, great for the first ride back after a winter spent cosying up in front … Continue reading MTB: Ladybower Circular – Peak District

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