Best of the Great British “Summer” Time- Day 4

I was a bit worried about today’s ride, but for different reasons than our opening session at Antur Stiniog. We’re meeting Dave Buchanan, who set the Guinness World Record last year for the longest distance covered off road in 48 hours. He’s got form when it comes to endurance events – borne out by years [...]

Best of the Great British “Summer” Time- Day 3

Having sung the praises of trail centres yesterday, I got a much needed reminder today that singletrack doesn’t always come perfectly sculpted, with clear run outs after jumps, smooth berms to hug around corners or a year-round weatherproof surface. Brechfa Forest West is just down the road from the mostly man-made trails of Brechfa Forest [...]

Catching up with Dan Atherton

What’s been the biggest change in going from 4x and Downhill to Enduro this season? Pedalling uphill! As I write this I’m still recovering from Mountain of Hell. Those guys are so fit – I’ve still got some work to do if I’m going to catch them on those climbs. How was it back racing [...]

Cut through the air like an athlete…

I don’t have a favourite type of clothing to ride in- sometimes it’ll be shorts, flip flops and a vest for cruising to the pub, other times it will be elbow pads, knee pads, full face helmet and heavy duty armoured clothing. I dress for the occasion, shall we say. Despite the fact my friends [...]

Catching up with Gee Atherton

How was it coming back from injury in such a short space of time after the first World Cup? Do you think it affected your season at all? It was mint to get there so fast, to make it to the second round at all  but my fitness definitely dropped off and with time not [...]

Local Heroes- Quench Cycles

A few weeks ago we told you we went to Kent to see our friends at Quench Cycles and learn more about the business of a trail centre. We also got a chance to see how they used their Vito Sport in action- which is always important to us as we look to develop and [...]