Tag Archives: racing

BDS Round 3 Ae Forest Race Report

Jamie and I headed down to Ae Forest on the Friday afternoon and set up camp after a wee off road excursion in the landy. The track was looking really nice and dry and featured a bit of everything mtb – off camber corners, jumps, a technical wood section and of course the famous Ae […]

UCI World Cup Round 3 Fort William Race Report

Getting the chance to compete in a world cup round this season was a major step up the ladder for me. After such a long time out of the sport I was expecting the climb to this level to take a lot longer than it has – although I still have a huge journey ahead!  […]

August from Rachael Gurney

August has been my first full month back on the bike after enduring forced time off with a broken collar bone, it is also my first month that I have spent fully kitted out in Flare Clothing and I massively feel the benefits! I opted to wear the long sleeved jerseys which have proved great […]

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 […]

Red Bull Foxhunt with Rachel Atherton 2014

On Friday evening at 11pm we arrived in a field outside Edinburgh, in the foothills of the Pentland Hills regional park. We set up our tent and climbed inside, listening to the gale outside and tried to sleep in anticipation for the following two days.   The Red Bull Foxhunt has been run for the past few […]

The “Attack” Position

Basic Instinct The attack position is probably the most important riding technique you can have in your skills set and luckily it is a fairly easy one to develop. It is clichéd I know, but in this case the attack position really is your best means of defence.   Nearly every time I go out […]

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 […]

The road to recovery and back to the UK

It’s been nearly 6months since I broke both arms crashing my bike into a tree while play riding on my local Nelson trails. My right required surgery, placing two plates to hold together the many fragments of the shattered radius and ulna. After 6weeks completely off the bike I was able to start ‘nana’ riding […]