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 Kate Holbrook – Team Flare

Kate Holbrook is our first Australian Team Flare member. She joins the team after catching our eye when we did a call out for new members.  Find out a bit more about her below! Age: A lady never reveals her age! But I’m not very ladylike – I’m 35 Base:  Adelaide, Australia. That’s in South […]

Introducing our new Team Flare members – starting with Danny Wilson

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to all of the fabulous new people who have joined Team Flare.   To get us started please meet our first signing of the new year: Danny Wilson. DANNY WILSON Age: 31 Base:  Littleborough, UK Disciplines:  Downhill and Freeride MTB Work: Volunteer at Havok Bike Park […]

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 […]