Distance 20km Total ascent: 600m Weather: Sunny 23 degrees. Plan: Go steady, loosen the legs, settle in the bike skills.
It’s finally all go. Waiting at the airport, surprisingly relaxed. I think I’ve done all the stressing well ahead of time. No doubt I’ve forgotten something essential, but I’m sure … Continue reading Pre Epic
What a winter so far, it continues to be cold, very cold or cold and wet or cold and snowy. Thankfully, the nights are getting noticeably lighter and my mood … Continue reading I’m doing Cape Epic
Anything can happen in this event, and generally everything does happen. Its often comical, for example I found myself performing a perfectly timed, synchronised, over-the-bars with some bloke into an … Continue reading 3 Peaks 2017
It’s all over. Quite an experience, certainly nothing like I expected! When Adel Tyson-Bloor mentioned this, I initially thought this event was an enduro stage event not a full on … Continue reading End of Transpyr
Right now it’s about 32 degrees in the shade, and has been during each stage. Apparently it’s a heat wave, unusual for this time of year say the Spanish, and … Continue reading Transpyr – halfway through.
It’s a long way to drive through France down to Roses in Spain, on the Mediterranean coast. We’ve still got another 3.5 hours to go. Then it’s a bloody long … Continue reading It’s a long way.
Be it a guide, an instructor or a leader, I want to be one, and want to be one of the best out there – I have a lot of … Continue reading Mountain Bike Leadership Workshop
As I gradually pull together the skills required for leading on a mountain bike, whether in a local playground or out on an exposed ridge at 800 metres above see level, many … Continue reading Leadership
The start was well under way, I rode with the pack, mashing along at silly speeds, I think it might have been Mark Richmond, event organiser, next to me in … Continue reading 3 Peaks 2016
Currently in Yorkshire, training hard, thinking about life up here. Harsh. Seasonal. Weathered. And such things. Last weekend was Matt Page’s XC Marathon Champs in Llandovery, more specifically the Crychan … Continue reading End of the xc. Start of the cx.
Relative to previous years, Mayhem provided a surprisingly technical challenge, largely due to the preceeding week’s rain. It was certainly a torturous challenge to the legs, for when you weren’t … Continue reading Mountain Mayhem 24 hours 2016
Finally done it, thought about for it for years, organising the logistics always put me off, not to mention finding someone to do it with. I never realised until last … Continue reading Coast to Coast – Way of the Roses