Knee Warmers

Product Review: Endura Thermalite Knee Warmer

There are times, especially around Spring and Autumn, when I struggle to get my layering system right on the bike. I generally feel the cold, but get me working hard on the hills and I easily overheat.  What that means in practice is that I start out fully kitted up to keep my legs warm…

Steel City Downhill

Saturday 2 May 2015 saw the annual Steel City Downhill mountain biking event in Grenoside Woods, Sheffield. Now in its fifth year, the event attracts people from all over the UK to race their bikes on a fast technical route through the woods. It’s the brainchild of Sheffield man Steve Peat, who among other accolades…

Langsett in August

Langsett

Sometimes, it’s nice not to drive so far to get away from it all. I’m really lucky to live only a short distance from Langsett Reservoir (nr Sheffield, Sth Yorkshire). The trails here are superb for a quick hit of nature and a blast of fresh air. Whether it be flat ambling by the side…

Woodland singletrack

Bakewell Circular – Derbyshire

You know those perfect days out on the bike, the ones where everything comes together – the trails, the views, the chilled out cafe stop and the exhilarating downhill sections? Well, the Bakewell circuit mountain bike ride was one such day. Van loaded, we set off for Hassop station in the Peak District (Derbyshire). Actually,…

Hathersage Circular

Hathersage and Shatton Moor Circular

Early March and we finally had the first real warm, sunny, still day of the year. It was the sort of day which gives anticipation of the warm spring/summer days ahead – the sort of day which breaks you out of the deep, dark and cold gloom of winter (yep, you guessed it, I dislike…