Women’s Bike Maintenance Course

On a recent women's group mountain bike ride, we were all chatting about our knowledge (or rather lack of knowledge) about bike maintenance and whether one of us would know what to do if somebody suffered a major mechanical problem. We reckoned that between us, we could have fixed a puncture....but a snapped chain or … Continue reading Women’s Bike Maintenance Course

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Mountain Bike Night Riding

One thing I've always loved about mountain biking is getting out on an evening ride after a long day at work.  However, come autumn when the nights draw in, evening rides always become an elusive beast and I wait with baited breath for mid-late March when, once more, the nights are light enough to squeeze … Continue reading Mountain Bike Night Riding

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Challenging mountain biking in Last of the Summer Wine country

On Sunday 13 September 2015, around 270 mountain bikers set off from the small village of Hade Edge to tackle the Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge. Now in it's 23rd year, the Challenge raises money in aid of the 1st Holme Valley Scouts and offers 3 different lengths of route: short (17.94 miles), medium (22.6 … Continue reading Challenging mountain biking in Last of the Summer Wine country