Rides and events
It's July again, which means spending a weekend in South Devon battling the elements at this year's Pivot TwentyFour 12.
The Pivot TwentyFour 12 is my absolute favourite MTB event. This year's event was wet and muddy, but still a great weekend.
It barely seems like a month ago that I rode in the first round of the Off Camber XC MTB race series, but true enough round 2 had arrived.
In addition to running weekly rides and gatherings, my local mountain bike club, The Dorset Rough Riders, hold a couple of larger events each year.
After having such a superb time at last year's event, there was no doubt in our minds that we'd be back for 2014.
My quest to get into doing more organised racing got a kick-start recently with the announcement of the dates for the OffCamber XC race series.
A not-so-short account of our first Bontrager Twentyfour12 event. It all started one day back in early February of this year.
Although it's hard to believe given the weather we've been having here, there was actually a short period of time when the weather was nice enough to ride without wearing...
I haven't done a proper write-up, and to be honest I'm not likely to given how much free time I seem not to have ! The UK Cycling Events Southern Rough...
I'm ashamed to admit that I've been a bit lax on the old mountain biking front just lately.
A recent trip to the Scottish borders gave us the opportunity to visit one of the UK's mountain biking Meccas.
Well, it was our first time at the Mountain Mayhem at Eastnor castle, and it was a tough one ! The weather made the whole thing more a matter...
It seemed like a good idea at the time. . . a 24 hour endurance race. OK, let's be honest, it has never seemed like a good idea.
A while ago, Kate and I submitted our entry for the Test Valley Tour "Hot" MTB challenge.