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2018: A year of adventures

The last week of 2018 saw me with a nasty bout of flu - and bizarrely, the start of 2018 had been exactly the same. These two periods of ill health made me wonder if it had really been an 'annus horribilis' or whether there were actually some incredible adventures which were just being forgotten. … Continue reading 2018: A year of adventures

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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

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

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 … Continue reading Langsett