Summer Adventures with BasqueMTB

Summer certainly came around quicker than usual this year, and I was unusually excited about June popping its head around the corner. Having been to the Basque Country before on family holidays, I knew that the landscape, the people and the weather were all fantastic. This trip out with Doug from Basque MTB would be [...]

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 [...]

Going outside; Might be Some Time…The Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons Adventure Rushes That Will Keep You Out All Day, Every DayThe 25 thrilling trails at Methyr Tydfil’s BikePark Wales, the UK’s best mountain biking facility, now whet the appetites of adrenalin seekers country-wide. But just north of town, a DIY adventure beckons that will keep bikers on the edge of their saddles [...]

Finding Your Next Adventure

We, as mountain bikers, generally speaking enjoy an adventure as long as there are things that are constants. I know plenty of people who often ride the same trails weekend after weekend, but have an awful lot of fun doing it. Many like to know there’s a hard-standing car park, a cafe or bike shop [...]

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 [...]

Downhill ace Manon is riding high with Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport

14th February 2014 Mountain bike star Manon Carpenter is gearing up for a big year after signing a sponsorship agreement with Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van Dealer Euro Commercials (South Wales).   The 20-year-old, who was crowned Junior Downhill World Champion in 2011, took delivery this week of her new personal transport, a dynamic Vito Sport [...]