How to Find Hidden Trails

During lockdown lots of riders have found joy in their local trails that they perhaps overlooked when they had unlimited choice of riding spots. The other half of us have realised that we don’t in fact have any local trails. But maybe we do… Mountain bikers often find a spot and decide that we wantContinue reading “How to Find Hidden Trails”

If you can’t ride ‘em, build ‘em.

For most of us the weekend ritual of packing up the car or van and making the early morning drive to a bike park or trail centre has been put on hold yet again. This means that riding locally is currently the best and only option in some cases. There’s very little in the wayContinue reading “If you can’t ride ‘em, build ‘em.”

Maintenance Monday’s – Drivetrain Issues (Gears)

Drivetrains are one of the most vital aspects of any bike, and to a lot of us gears in particular can seem extremely complex. In reality gears are a relatively simple piece of kit once you understand how they work. There are a few initial check that should be done that are often the causeContinue reading “Maintenance Monday’s – Drivetrain Issues (Gears)”

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health is more important than it’s ever been in my lifetime at the moment. The need to take care of yourself and others should be a top priority for all of us, and TotalMTB are a great advocate for this. I first discovered TotalMTB on Instagram last year and have since helped them withContinue reading “Mental Health Matters”

Bike Maintenance – Essential Tools for Home and Trail

Maintaining your bike is key, especially in the UK where the weather is pretty much always terrible. I outgrew my toolbox recently and had to upgrade to a lovely rolling kit from Lifeline. Here’s a few items I couldn’t live without! I’ve selected my favourite frequently used items, otherwise I’d be here all day. ParkContinue reading “Bike Maintenance – Essential Tools for Home and Trail”

2021 – Race plans, New Bike Day? GoPro incoming and the pursuit of endorsement

“I don’t expect to be running in podium places but for me to finish a race would be a phenomenal achievement” Welcome back readers, I hope great times were had by everyone over New Year to whatever extent you were able. Before we left 2020 in the dust I wrote a quick little post ofContinue reading “2021 – Race plans, New Bike Day? GoPro incoming and the pursuit of endorsement”