Tag Archives: Flare clothing

Ladies mountain biking is evolving as Meg Broswick explains

Mountain biking is evolving, growing and becoming more mainstream, and I’m ok with it. I have watched this happen before my eyes, living and riding bikes in British Columbia, Canada over the last decade. There never used to be ladies only rides or clinics, or if there were they weren’t in most of our communities. […]

Meet Lynne Armstrong – the original Air Maiden

We were really excited to meet up with Air Maiden Founder, Lynne Armstrong, at Tweedlove.  Air Maiden was launched eight years ago and helps women take their riding to the next level. We’re going to be working closely with Lynne this year – so watch this space. We asked her to share a review of […]

Massanutten “Yee Ha!” Silver for Christina Faust

The Massanutten “Yee Ha!”, held at the end of April, is typically the first downhill race of the season on the East Coast of the US.  It is held on the 1997 Grundig/UCI World Cup Course at Massanutten Resort in Virginia, and – until this summer, when Massanutten is set to open as a lift-served […]

Underdog? There’s life in this old dog yet!

“Underdog? what underdog?  The term, supposedly, comes from days of yore when lumberjacks and other wood workers would get the new, young and inexperienced guy to stand under the log they were sawing in half lengthways. He would take the bottom part of the saw whilst the experienced and older journeyman stood atop the log with his […]

Abigale Lawton’s first full Enduro season is off to a flying start

I knew 2016 was going to be a big year for me on the bike.  My first full season racing (after only starting last year) and 13 races booked. Missing out on the European rounds of the EWS through the lottery, I decided it wasn’t necessary to do as much training as I had planned. […]

Shine Bright (like a diamond?!)

When @Benmooreracing told us he’d be taking in part in this weekend’s Red Bull Dark Knights event in Singapore we had a great idea … let’s see if we can make a jersey that will get #Flare on the map and give us the freedom to get as many puns as we can into the […]

PLEASE VOTE FOR US!!!

I’m really excited to finally be able to tell you that we’ve been shortlisted for a Total Women’s Cycling Award!!  Flare has been nominated in the ‘Best Mountain Biking Clothing 2016’ category, which is amazing.  We’ve been nominated for awards before, but this is the first time that industry has recognised us and that means […]

Jenny Nuttall gives us her account of Scotland at its best (and worst)!

I finally feel like I have been mountain biking.  I haven’t been racing, but hiking in the mountains with my bike.  Munros are mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet high and over the August bank holiday, had our sights on six.  We slept on one, reached the summit of four, were thwarted from completing our […]

Part two of Ingrid’s amazing summer – Bike plus girl verses the best the Lakes can offer

Having hiked my bike in the Cairngorms and got back to a level of fitness I was happy with, I felt ready to return to the one place that I was longing to explore again.  I headed to the Lakes. I started by returning to trails I knew.  Next I asked round bike shops for […]

Ingrid Garrioch shares part one of her journey from the Lil rock to the Big rock

Last year was both overwhelming and exciting.  It was my first year as a sponsored rider and I couldn’t have been happier or more excited.  I love learning and I wanted to learn from every mistake, race and experience I could get.  Unfortunately things didn’t pan out and after racing the Strathpuffer I felt like […]