Tag Archives: Team Flare

Massanutten “Yee Ha!” Silver for Christina Faust

The Massanutten “Yee Ha!”, held at the end of April, is typically the first downhill race of the season on the East Coast of the US.  It is held on the 1997 Grundig/UCI World Cup Course at Massanutten Resort in Virginia, and – until this summer, when Massanutten is set to open as a lift-served […]

Underdog? There’s life in this old dog yet!

“Underdog? what underdog?  The term, supposedly, comes from days of yore when lumberjacks and other wood workers would get the new, young and inexperienced guy to stand under the log they were sawing in half lengthways. He would take the bottom part of the saw whilst the experienced and older journeyman stood atop the log with his […]

Abigale Lawton’s first full Enduro season is off to a flying start

I knew 2016 was going to be a big year for me on the bike.  My first full season racing (after only starting last year) and 13 races booked. Missing out on the European rounds of the EWS through the lottery, I decided it wasn’t necessary to do as much training as I had planned. […]

Ben Moore – a year in pictures

Our Ambassador, Ben, has had an amazing year so far. Here are a few highlights! Looking good in his Flare kit at his first race of the year – Downmall Berlin in January Going down? Taking the escalator at Downmall Frankfurt Getting ready to film at Downhill Brataslava in February Back to Blighty racing in Falmouth […]

Jenny Nuttall gives us her account of Scotland at its best (and worst)!

I finally feel like I have been mountain biking.  I haven’t been racing, but hiking in the mountains with my bike.  Munros are mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet high and over the August bank holiday, had our sights on six.  We slept on one, reached the summit of four, were thwarted from completing our […]

Ingrid Garrioch shares part one of her journey from the Lil rock to the Big rock

Last year was both overwhelming and exciting.  It was my first year as a sponsored rider and I couldn’t have been happier or more excited.  I love learning and I wanted to learn from every mistake, race and experience I could get.  Unfortunately things didn’t pan out and after racing the Strathpuffer I felt like […]

Zara Kane explains why Charlie Brown should be an inspiration to us all

The creator of the Peanuts cartoons once said of his character Charlie Brown, that “he must be the one who suffers, because he is a caricature of the average person. Most of us are much more acquainted with losing than winning.”  – I could not think of a better way to describe my 2016. Like […]

Introducing Laura Griffiths – Team Flare

Meet Laura Griffiths, our next new Team Flare member.  Age: 28 Base:  Devon, UK Favourite food: Pie and cheesestring! Disciplines:  Roots and Rocks! Hobbies:  Yoga and swimming   About me: I love riding mountain bikes, from trails to downhill, the more roots and rocks the better, I am not so much a jumps girl. The […]

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 […]

Introducing Jael Maw – Team Flare

We’re really proud to introduce you to Jael Maw – our youngest ever Team Flare member!  Age: 10 years young Base: Boston Lincolnshire (it’s pretty flat round here!) Disciplines:  I ride MTB, Road and Cyclocross (member of Boston Wheelers CC Go ride) Bikes: Cube Sting, Felt hardtail, GT Grade, Specialized Dolce Favourite food: Pasta- Any […]