Top Five Trails in Wales

Wales has been at the heart of UK mountain biking from the start. And although most of the traffic is now focused on the world-class network of trail centres, my heart still lies with the more ‘natural’ stuff – a mix of old tracks and bridleways that crisscross the spectacular mountains, valleys and moors. And [...]

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 [...]


Forget the parts of Scotland everyone knows about. Draw a line roughly south from the Kyle of Tongue and then east from the Kyle of Lochalsh and anything to the north and west is the bit you want to be in for truly remote adventure. The Northwest Highlands of Scotland is a vast peaty wilderness [...]

My Local Spot: Swinley Forest

Swinley is one of the top spots for riding in the South. Swinley Forest stretches from Bracknell in the north to Bagshot in the south. A great location close to London, with good road links, making Swinley an ideal place for a blast on your bike after a hard days work. Swinley used to be [...]

Race Report: Round 2 Shimano BDS: Fort William

Yesterday at Fort William was long and wet but ultimately a good day for the GT Factory Racing Downhill team who made the journey home with a first place for Gee Atherton and 3rd place for Marc Beaumont (and Slugger took fastest time through the speed trap)! Atherton Academy rider Kade Edwards was delighted to [...]