Tag Archives: MTB work

Introducing Matt Cain – Team Flare

Matt Cain is another one who caught our eye when we put a call out for new Team members. He’s into everything! Age: 34 Base:  Northumberland, UK Disciplines:  The works – everything from Family rides to bikepacking Work:  MTB product manager at Skedaddle   About me: After giving up the rat race in 2006 I’ve been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guide Training – Matt Cain

I put my hand up and admit it…. Every year I swear that I’ll do a better job of riding through the winter and arriving in the Spring feeling fit and strong. Every year however work, 2 young kids and the British winter conspire to have me arriving at the end of February feeling a […]

12 Years in the Game – Matt Cain

  It was one of those sudden realisations that one comes to every now and then! That this is my 12th year in the guiding and biking holidays game. It doesn’t seem that long since I packed my trusty Marin hardtail into a bag and headed off to South America with all my worldly possessions […]

Mad March – Liz Peacock

Looking at my calendar, March always seemed to be a bit busy… As it turns out living through it was quite an experience – lots of fun was had, many many miles driven, lots of new biking friends made and just about every variation on weather encountered… February left us, and I was optimistic that […]

Introducing Spring/Summer 2018

Available to buy online now, the collection is inspired by Flare’s founder Hannah Myers’ Scottish adventures where the trails lead through green woodlands to sandy shores and aqua seas, and the days end with burnt red sunsets.         Riders can choose between shirt designs featuring a playful use of the striking Flare […]

Pilgrimage to the Home of the Brave – Hannah Myers

Here we are on the M6, dog at my feet and husband to my right. Blasting some tunes I’ve never heard before over the gusts coming from the open window since we don’t have any air-conditioning. Three days of packing the van with easy-up gazebo, stock, bikes, clothing for every weather possibility and about a […]