Tag Archives: MTB women

Winter Riding – Jenny Nuttall

I think it’s safe to say Spring has sprung leaving winter behind. So I thought I’d look back on winter riding as it’s easy to think I didn’t ride much…..but I did! Dark nights and snow didn’t put me off this year, as they have in the past. If I wasn’t spending my free time […]

10 Under the Ben 2018 , a battle of body and mind – Liz Peacock

The organisers, No Fuss Events, describe this event as “Scotland’s original and best mountain bike event”, which remains as the flagship of the No Fuss Events portfolio.  Its based a simple endurance mountain bike format – a 10 mile lap, raced for 10 hours.  The description goes on to say that the event and the amazing trails around […]

Steel City Scorcher – Meg Forman

Once a year, in a sleepy town of Grenoside… a mass-gathering of like-minded folks meet to whoop and frolick in everything mtb. Having been aware of the phenomenon known as Steel City DH for a number of years, this was my first visit and I was giving myself the added of bonus of having entered […]

You get good weather in Scotland in May… don’t you? – Liz Peacock

This trip had been in the diary for a while – we were already in the highlands (thanks 10 under the ben) and we had friends travelling to join us from Surrey…and from Aberdeen… Routes were planned, accommodation booked (we were all in some sort of van except for our friends from the south, who […]

UK Gravity Enduro, Round 2 Eastridge – Carrie Poole

When Steve Parr announced he was organising the UKGE series again I was quite excited. Even more so when my Dad expressed interest in taking photos of me racing and my folks offered to babysit so that my husband and I could race. I had competed in almost all of the UKGE races since they […]

Three races in seven days? – Emma Knight

After not having entered any races since for a couple of weeks I’ve somehow managed to end up at three in the space of seven days – one of them being a National round of the Cross-country series. I had raced the first two rounds of the National XC (missed the third) but hadn’t really […]

Cafe Adventure’s top picks for a biker’s breakfast – Rachel Norman

We at Flare have some handy people on the team, not least of which are Rachel and Billy from Cafe Adventure in Hope, ready and waiting to fuel you up for an epic day of riding.   Here are their top 5 pre-ride fixes     The Full English Breakfast  You just can’t beat a […]

A Swiss Mountain Bike Adventure – Liz Peacock

I have been home for a week now – and have had plenty time to reflect on a fantastic 2 weeks spent at Bike Verbier in the Valais region of Switzerland. I seemed to spend most of the 2 weeks buzzing about riding my bike – whereas on previous trips I have enjoyed myself, but […]

MTB Goals, Oregon, USA – Hannah Myers

Summer holidays, where are you going? A road trip through the Alps? A week of downhilling in Morzine? A guided trip in Spain? I’m wistfully looking back to my favourite MTB summer jaunts, and there’s one that sticks out in particular.   My favourite ever place to ride is in Oregon, USA. There are epic […]

Gravity Enduro Round 3 Afan – Carrie Poole

Having really enjoyed the races I had already competed in this year, I was keen for another. Luckily the next round of the UKGE series was in Afan which is quite near my parents home, so the babysitting was arranged so my husband and I could both race.  The UK had been basking in sunshine […]