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Coaching with Surrey YMCA at Coed y Brenin

I had the pleasure today of leading a group of young people with additional learning challenges (and their helpers) around the trails of Coed y Brenin. The 3 day trip organised by Mark Browne from Surrey YMCA led on from … Continue reading

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When in Rome

I had the pleasure of a day’s riding on the Greek island of Kefalonia recently. (Okay, it’s not quite Rome, but I’m sure the riding is better) Despite boasting a mountain range extending to a height of over 1600m, the … Continue reading

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It’s the Return of the Hack.

My dearest old friend has a new coat. It’s a black coat and it suits him rather well. And he deserves it too. It’s 21 years since his last. My Webster (a custom-built Columbus Max OR steel cross country bike) … Continue reading

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The Handbuilt Bicycle Show 2015

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The Handbuilt Bicycle show presents the work some of the UK’s (and world’s) best custom bicycle frame builders, and plays host to some of the best component manufacturers from around the globe. It’s a festival of bicycle fanaticism and, if … Continue reading

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Another Ride.

About this time last year a few mates and myself set off on a wild trip across Skye and the Outer Hebrides. It’s taken a long time to write but I’ve finally published my diary of the ride. Check out … Continue reading

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20 Problems for Modern Mountain Bikers

1. You can’t fix your brakes because you’ve forgotten to pack a syringe. 2. You have to wait at the end of every descent because one of your group is still riding 26″. 3. You’ve just stolen an awesome KOM … Continue reading

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Why hire a guide?

I’ve recently returned from a fabulous trip to Menorca, where I hired a local guide (Dídac Pujol) to take me out riding some of the island’s fabulous singletrack. It’s the second time I’ve ridden with Dídac as guide, and it … Continue reading

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New rides on old bikes

I have too many bikes. I know that that statement shows blatant disregard for the n+1 rule*, but there’s only so much time in the day that can be spared for fettling, and the queue of bikes needing attention never … Continue reading

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So many bikes…..

…so little time!

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Shop Ride: Cader Idris.

One of the best things about working in a bike shop is being able to blow off the cobwebs after work with the guys you work with. One of the best things about working in a bike shop in North … Continue reading

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