Tag Archives: mtb girls

Introducing Jael Maw – Team Flare

We’re really proud to introduce you to Jael Maw – our youngest ever Team Flare member!  Age: 10 years young Base: Boston Lincolnshire (it’s pretty flat round here!) Disciplines:  I ride MTB, Road and Cyclocross (member of Boston Wheelers CC Go ride) Bikes: Cube Sting, Felt hardtail, GT Grade, Specialized Dolce Favourite food: Pasta- Any […]

Introducing Megan Forman – Team Flare

Meet Meg Forman, our scientist (!) and next new addition to Team Flare Age: 25 Base: Sheffield/Rotherham Disciplines:  Enduro Favourite Chocolate Bar: It has to be a Lion bar! Favourite Quote: Every storm runs out of rain Work: Full-time Scientist, Part time MTBer (how I wish it was the other way around!)     About […]

The saga of the dooda and the thingmy with Zara and Sam at ND(H)uro at Hamsterley

The first enduro of the season, the Northern Downhill ND(H)uro at Hamsterley Forest, AKA the coldest race of the year. One day event, two stages raced twice. Saturday Sam and I made our way down from the tropical climates of Scotland to the snowy peaks of Hamsterley Forest in the North East of England. We […]

Introducing Jessica Pyper – Team Flare

We are delighted to introduce you to Jessica Pyper, the latest new member of Team Flare.  Jess is based in Golden, British Columbia and spends her days helping other people reach their potential.   About me: I consider myself to be an adventure enthusiast. A mountain biker and MTB instructor, snowboarder, yoga teacher and traveller, […]

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 […]

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 […]