Tag Archives: motivation

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 […]

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 […]

Jim Barron at Dirt Vixens

Director of Dirt Vixens & MTBSkilz Mountain Bike Skills Companies Level 2 MTB Coach, Instructor and Guide   Jim is a very experienced instructor and has many years of mountain biking experience.  He bought his first mountain bike in 1987 and was soon competing on the racing circuit at Elite level. Having taken a break from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016

2016 has been another turbulent year (for us and the rest of the world) – I think it’ll always be like this but sitting on the eve of 2017 it definitely seems like once again the ups have outweighed the downs and we’re heading into a new year full of excitement and anticipation, here are some […]

How to have a baby, pick up a bike and take the win – Carrie

When Nick Hamilton asked if I would race the Howard St Dual slalom race that he was organising down the streets of Sheffield as part of the Outdoor City Weekender, I was a little unsure. My last race was September 2015 before I became pregnant and had a baby in November 2016, so I was […]

Race Report – Seb at the XC Garmin Bike Cup (Switzerland)

For one time I was feeling good and kind of ready for the race which isn’t always the case. I’ve been riding a lot this year, I know the track well and had a nice full suspension 29er carbon rig to try on it, could I ask for more? The track is 40km long with […]