Tag Archives: MTB fun

The Patron Saint of bikes on snow – welcome to St Silvestre!

St Silvestre is the 31st December and as the name suggests this race takes place on the last day of the year.  This is something a bit special because it is a bike race on snow. However, you may have noticed that there isn’t that much snow in December and the weather is relatively nice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fat bikes are just a fad, right? – Sophie Nolan

As winter approaches most of us morn the long summer nights spent riding our bikes. As we  dust off the turbo trainer with hideous flashbacks to the winter before sat in the lounge, red faced in a pool of sweat watching premature christmas adverts we wish for spring to arrive. As I packed my bags […]

Jael’s 1st French Alps Adventure. WOW!!

4th of August, the day has arrived, all piled in the van to begin our epic adventure to France. I won’t bore you with the details of our journey all you need to know is it was very long. We went through the Channel Tunnel, ahhh!!. Scary thought, all that water about you. And there […]

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 […]

9 Reasons to Ride Your Bike More – Jessica Pyper

In case you haven’t noticed, we, at Flare, LOVE to ride our bikes. Basically when we’re not out riding our bikes, we’re either eating to refuel for our next bike ride, sleeping so we’re awake enough to ride our bikes, creating new clothes for biking, or making friends/ hanging out with people who also like […]

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 […]