Tag Archives: Sunshine and smiles

Training for Big Days and the Journey Home – Ingrid’s final blog

Returning to the road after Eastbourne, I had a race coming up which I was keen to get working towards.  Despite not enjoying or riding my best in the trees, I headed for trails that I knew I needed to practice around Aviemore.   I looped fire roads in between trails, practicing skills I had been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bank Holiday Riding – Jael Maw

Well, its that time of year again. Our annual Bank holiday caravanning weekend in North Wales. It is one of my very favourite places to ride my bike.   It’s a long way to travel for us. We left straight after I finished school on Friday and arrived at the Tan Y Fron campsite at […]

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 […]