Minotaurs and Other Beasts: Some of Snowdonia’s Most Thrilling Trails

Featured image courtesy of the Forestry Commission As has been urged before on this blog, picking up a map and making for where a combination of close-together contour lines, forests, peaks and rivers lie in close proximity is hard to resist. Photo courtesy of the Forestry Commission As OS maps go, those covering Snowdonia National [...]

Race Report: Shimano British Downhill Series 2014, Round 1 Antur Stiniog

Rachel takes the win, Marc and Taylor podium. The team experienced mixed fortunes yesterday in the season’s opener at Antur Stiniog. Rachel, Taylor and Marc all podiumed but Gee came away with a disappointing 8th place. Heavy rains in the week preceding the event had left the slate track slick enough to catch out a [...]

Ride Guide: Lairig Ghru

Earlier in the year, I posted my 5 favourite Scottish rides. Now the days are getting longer and British Summer Time at the end of the month, it’s time to get the bike primed for some adventures! First of my five guides is for the northern end of the Lairig Ghru, probably the most famous [...]

4 days left to vote Rachel Atherton for BT Sport Action Woman of the Year!

4 World Cup Series wins in 2013 made our Rachel the most awarded British Mountain biker in the history of the sport with 19 World Cup wins to her name. Her resounding victory at the World Championships in South Africa this September was her second World Champs win but she’s had a lot to overcome [...]

#MyLocalSpot: Cwmcarn

In the first of a new series entitled My Local Spot, Lauren Jenkins enthuses about Cwmcarn in South Wales. Tell us about your favourite nearby place using #MyLocalSpot on Twitter or Facebook and you can be featured too! If there’s one thing I love about Cwmcarn, it’s that we have history. It may not be [...]

Roundup: Atherton Experience Day 2013 with Gee & Rachel

The first Vito Sport Atherton Experience Day of the year took place at Revolution Bike Park on 1st August in North Wales. Bright sunny skies greeted us at Revolution Bike Park after a full day of rain the day before. We set up our flags and got the Vito Sport-X ready to show off. Around [...]