Mafe Fajardo

Second runner-up in #shredlikeagirl is Mafe Fajado from Colombia, she’s Shredding (Air) Like a Girl! The photo was taken in downtown Bogota city in Colombia after training in the dirt. Mafe is a bike promoter in the city through a free public bike hire system, she encourages people to get out on a bike to be healthy, […]

Downhiller Charli

Here she is – runner up of #shredlikeagirl number three, winner of the “Shred Like a (Big) Girl” category: Downhiller Charli.     Charli is 3 years old, and this photo was taken on the Kalamunda circuit in Perth, Western Australia. She calls herself “Downhiller Charli” and rightly so, since she’s just upgraded from a Specialized […]

Accessories with Flare

So here begins our “Autumn/Winter 2014” collection. There are some exciting new products that will be added to the range in the coming months, but to begin with we’re starting from the top – headwear. Spending a lot of time hanging out at races this season I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s all good […]

August from Rachael Gurney

August has been my first full month back on the bike after enduring forced time off with a broken collar bone, it is also my first month that I have spent fully kitted out in Flare Clothing and I massively feel the benefits! I opted to wear the long sleeved jerseys which have proved great […]

Red Bull Foxhunt with Rachel Atherton 2014

On Friday evening at 11pm we arrived in a field outside Edinburgh, in the foothills of the Pentland Hills regional park. We set up our tent and climbed inside, listening to the gale outside and tried to sleep in anticipation for the following two days.   The Red Bull Foxhunt has been run for the past few […]

Staying sane whilst injured

After a nasty crash herself, the lady in charge, Hannah at Flare Clothing asked me to put together a quick blog on how to get through the dark time that is injury time. Seeing as I’m no stranger to injury she’s picked the right person! Thanks fully Hannah is fine and escaped from her crash […]

Winter Riding

So the days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder and the ground is getting wetter. These three things, when put together, don’t equate to the most perfect conditions for being outside, but if you want to ride your bike you kinda need to suck it up and get on with it rather than […]

2014

It’s the last day of 2014, and I’m one of those reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next. This past year has of course brought a whirlwind of change, since on the 20th December 2013 Flare Clothing Company Ltd. officially started trading. So, I’m going to share with you my thanks […]

Jim Barron at Dirt Vixens

Director of Dirt Vixens & MTBSkilz Mountain Bike Skills Companies Level 2 MTB Coach, Instructor and Guide   Jim is a very experienced instructor and has many years of mountain biking experience.  He bought his first mountain bike in 1987 and was soon competing on the racing circuit at Elite level. Having taken a break from the […]

Buying the Right Mountain Bike

Yes, you’ve done it, you’ve finally saved enough money to buy your first proper mountain bike, or a better bike, or just a bike for a different discipline within the sport. You’re excited and so you should be, buying a bike is great, it’s what you’ve aimed for, it means that you are about to […]