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Elan Valley Explorer

I’ve been wanting to explore the Elan valley since I got a gravel bike and when we had a mini summer in the middle of February I knew I had to get over there to take advantage of it. it also took me 5…

The Deserted Forest

H and I took advantage of a Friday away from work to ride in the Forest of Dean. despite the picture the conditions were pretty perfect. i even contemplated taking my arm warmers off and rode for the first time since the autumn without…

Chance encounter

Having had a mountain bike since the late 1980s and ridden bikes of all types since my 3rd birthday (far too long ago to admit to) I’ve found off road riders to be the friendliest of all the sub groups. The off road fraternity…

Finding the motivation

If the cat comes back wet I’m staying in It’s very easy this time of year to look out of the window at the frost, put the cat out and see if she comes back wet or succumb to the pull of a warm…

Brewing up

Probably not the best day to go brewing coffee outdoors, Cold with a gentle breeze said the forecasters. They needed to come and stand on top of the hill and have to shield the cooker from the strong gale that was blowing. It didn’t…

Wyre Forest

The Wyre Forest is the closest large area of woodland to the NWAlps and I really should make the effort to ride here more often. There are lots and lots of natural trails and sublime singletrack if you know where to look. Even after…

How I fell in love, out of love and back in again with a fatty

I bought my first fat bike in November 2014 from On One, as many people did. The On One Fatty was a lot of peoples first (and last) dip of the toe in the plus size tyre water. It was part of a pact…