Tag Archives: downhill

UCI World Cup Round 3 Fort William Race Report

Getting the chance to compete in a world cup round this season was a major step up the ladder for me. After such a long time out of the sport I was expecting the climb to this level to take a lot longer than it has – although I still have a huge journey ahead!  […]

BDS Round 3 Ae Forest Race Report

Jamie and I headed down to Ae Forest on the Friday afternoon and set up camp after a wee off road excursion in the landy. The track was looking really nice and dry and featured a bit of everything mtb – off camber corners, jumps, a technical wood section and of course the famous Ae […]

Liz Law

Congratulations to Liz Law who won the #shredlikeagirl over on Instagram and a Roost Tank Jersey in Teal.  Liz is a bike mechanic from Perth in Scotland, and rides an Orange P7 and Black Market Killswitch on trails and jumps around Deuchny Wood, (where this photo was taken) Kinnoull Hill and Glentress. She started off […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]