Tag Archives: Big Days

Training for Big Days and the Journey Home – Ingrid’s final blog

Returning to the road after Eastbourne, I had a race coming up which I was keen to get working towards.  Despite not enjoying or riding my best in the trees, I headed for trails that I knew I needed to practice around Aviemore.   I looped fire roads in between trails, practicing skills I had been […]

First time at Bike Park Wales – Jael

Finally, the day is here the BPW road trip begins. Thankfully not too much of an early start. We set off about 8:30am and cruised down to the Forest of Dean. Once there, we (my mum, my dad and I) got ready and waited for our mates to arrive. While we were waiting, my mum […]

Welsh Summer Holiday – Laura Griffiths

Lately its been a lot of work and squeezing in play time on the bike on the occasional day off so a short break was a welcomed relief, with only a few days to make a long weekend we headed to south Wales to make the most of our time away, we returned to the […]

40th Birthday Trip – Jenny Nuttall

I wanted a challenge for my birthday and with limited days available, Scotland became the favourite destination. Then again, despite how many days we have, Scotland is always the favourite destination for adventure! For a few years I’ve loved combining my lifelong passion of walking in the hills, with my relatively new found passion of […]

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 […]

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 […]

You get good weather in Scotland in May… don’t you? – Liz Peacock

This trip had been in the diary for a while – we were already in the highlands (thanks 10 under the ben) and we had friends travelling to join us from Surrey…and from Aberdeen… Routes were planned, accommodation booked (we were all in some sort of van except for our friends from the south, who […]

Join us at the Malverns Classic Festival!

The Malverns Classic is back after a 20-year break. The biggest MTB party of the year is at Eastnor Deer Park near Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1EN over the weekend of the 15-17th of June! We’ll be there for the whole weekend with a full range of kit for you to try and buy at super […]