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

Hamsterley Beast, enjoying the challenge without crossing the start line

This weekend saw the 3rd year of the fearsome sounding Hamsterley Beast mountain biking event. When Mr Outdoor-Girl first pressed send on his entry form months ago, I added the date in my diary to go along as his most enthusiastic supporter. The immediate question springing to your minds might be why on earth I was planning … Continue reading Hamsterley Beast, enjoying the challenge without crossing the start line