Tag Archives: reflection

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 […]

Shine Bright (like a diamond?!)

When @Benmooreracing told us he’d be taking in part in this weekend’s Red Bull Dark Knights event in Singapore we had a great idea … let’s see if we can make a jersey that will get #Flare on the map and give us the freedom to get as many puns as we can into the […]

2016

2016 has been another turbulent year (for us and the rest of the world) – I think it’ll always be like this but sitting on the eve of 2017 it definitely seems like once again the ups have outweighed the downs and we’re heading into a new year full of excitement and anticipation, here are some […]

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 […]

Training for the Beast – Rachel Norman

After partaking in my first event last year, the Hopetech Women’s Enduro, I’d got the bug and I was itching to sign up for more. I wanted something to train towards to keep my fitness up and improve on my mountain biking ability. I thought the Hamsterley Beast fitted all the criteria needed for such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Morocco 2018 – Matt Cain

Morocco is a country that serves up travel clichés and unpredictable surprises in equal measures. Anyone spending time in the Souks and squares of the Medina cannot help but be mesmerised by the hustle and bustle of activity. The bright sights of fresh fruit stalls, tempting smells of sizzling tagines and the enthralling sounds of […]

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 […]