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Snowy Days – Hannah Myers

With Spring around the corner (I’m told), the onslaught of snow dumped over the country has been… polarising. In a typical British attitude everyone has found something to complain about: It’s coldIt’s wetGoing outside means you get cold and you get wetIt’s slippyTrails are muddyThe endless post-ride clean up This isn’t to say that all […]

Guide Training – Matt Cain

I put my hand up and admit it…. Every year I swear that I’ll do a better job of riding through the winter and arriving in the Spring feeling fit and strong. Every year however work, 2 young kids and the British winter conspire to have me arriving at the end of February feeling a […]

Training for the Beast – Rachel Norman

After partaking in my first event last year, the Hopetech Women’s Enduro, I’d got the bug and I was itching to sign up for more. I wanted something to train towards to keep my fitness up and improve on my mountain biking ability. I thought the Hamsterley Beast fitted all the criteria needed for such […]

12 Years in the Game – Matt Cain

  It was one of those sudden realisations that one comes to every now and then! That this is my 12th year in the guiding and biking holidays game. It doesn’t seem that long since I packed my trusty Marin hardtail into a bag and headed off to South America with all my worldly possessions […]

Mad March – Liz Peacock

Looking at my calendar, March always seemed to be a bit busy… As it turns out living through it was quite an experience – lots of fun was had, many many miles driven, lots of new biking friends made and just about every variation on weather encountered… February left us, and I was optimistic that […]

Introducing Spring/Summer 2018

Available to buy online now, the collection is inspired by Flare’s founder Hannah Myers’ Scottish adventures where the trails lead through green woodlands to sandy shores and aqua seas, and the days end with burnt red sunsets.         Riders can choose between shirt designs featuring a playful use of the striking Flare […]

Winter Riding – Jenny Nuttall

I think it’s safe to say Spring has sprung leaving winter behind. So I thought I’d look back on winter riding as it’s easy to think I didn’t ride much…..but I did! Dark nights and snow didn’t put me off this year, as they have in the past. If I wasn’t spending my free time […]

10 Under the Ben 2018 , a battle of body and mind – Liz Peacock

The organisers, No Fuss Events, describe this event as “Scotland’s original and best mountain bike event”, which remains as the flagship of the No Fuss Events portfolio.  Its based a simple endurance mountain bike format – a 10 mile lap, raced for 10 hours.  The description goes on to say that the event and the amazing trails around […]

First time between the tape – Rob Allcoat

First time between the tape So the start of my race career was at Tidworth bike park for the 1st round of the Root 1 summer series, it was a really nice chilled event to get into racing. Photo credit @bethchloetattoos I was a tad nervous going into this, as expected, after I got signed […]

Steel City Scorcher – Meg Forman

Once a year, in a sleepy town of Grenoside… a mass-gathering of like-minded folks meet to whoop and frolick in everything mtb. Having been aware of the phenomenon known as Steel City DH for a number of years, this was my first visit and I was giving myself the added of bonus of having entered […]