Tag Archives: cross-country

Shred Like a Girl

Contest Announcement!   We’re looking for pictures of you riding, ripping, shredding, shralping – whether it’s gnarly downhill descents, rooty enduro stages, dry and dusty trails or even a long, smooth stretch of tarmac.   Post photos of yourself on Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram and hashtag #‎shredlikeagirl‬, once you’ve done that make sure you’ve liked Flare […]

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 […]

Sarah Sanderson

To kick off the four runners up for #shredlikeagirl here is Sarah Sanderson: who won the “(Almost) Shredding like a Girl” category! Sarah is a graphic designer by trade, and rides a neon pink Orange Five Diva at some good old UK trail centres: Llandegla, Coed y Brenin as well as trails around Manchester and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The “Attack” Position

Basic Instinct The attack position is probably the most important riding technique you can have in your skills set and luckily it is a fairly easy one to develop. It is clichéd I know, but in this case the attack position really is your best means of defence.   Nearly every time I go out […]

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 […]

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 […]