Tour De Ben Nevis 2017

No one is speaking anymore. We have all staggered out, finding our rhythm as we pick our way across the peat bog. We have climbed past the point of making banter and conversation with our fellow riders, now we all just want is to pass the cairn and make it down to the bothy. The…Read more Tour De Ben Nevis 2017

29ers – Are we really still talking about this?

The internet has calmed down and the storm over Lourdes may have passed, but the fact is, 29ers are here in DH. Deal with it. It was going to happen, we all knew it would, we had all seen the instagram posts teasing us with hints at what was coming. We had heard rumours of…Read more 29ers – Are we really still talking about this?

Train in Vain

Returning to work is not without some advantages, There is an excellent on campus gym for a start. Back to work with a bump, sort of. I work at a university so returning to work after my paternity leave during the summer break meant I had a gentle reintroduction to the workplace. With no classes or…Read more Train in Vain

Comrie Cream O the Croft

Comrie Croft is a privately owned trail centre and campsite, with a focus on sustainability and serious green credentials, it is also the home of a surprisingly tough enduro. The Cream O' The Croft is a three day bike festival held over a weekend in June, the highlight being a 9 stage enduro race held…Read more Comrie Cream O the Croft

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Comrie Croft – Helmet Cams

Everyone loves a helmet cam video, great for reliving trails and for getting an idea of the terrain and features before racing blind. Here we find six of the nine stages from Comrie Cream O the Croft 2016 for your enjoyment, and for familiarizing yourself with the stages for next time. All videos are my…Read more Comrie Croft – Helmet Cams

Dad with bike – Will Race

The countdown is on to my first proper race of the year, the Cream O the Croft Enduro. For past races I've put in a reasonably structured gym plan complimented by a more haphazard "time spent on the bike plan". With no access to a gym and time on the bike being my main source…Read more Dad with bike – Will Race