Posts about Mountain Biking

10 things no one tells you about bikepacking!

As you may have seen from my last blog, I’ve just got back from 2 weeks bikepacking in Slovenia. This was originally booked as a very deliberate Type 1 fun holiday, as for the past three years, every holiday has been mountaineering, climbing or ski-mountaineering. Not that this is a bad thing – far from […]
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Bikepacking Slovenia Part 1: Škofia Loka to Kranjska Gora

Day 1: Arrival in Škofia Loka Looking out of the aeroplane window at the landscape below, I thought of everything I had heard about this beautiful country. I already had high hopes, and it seemed Slovenia was not going to disappoint. Luscious green meadows gave way to undulating hills and soaring peaks. Pressing my nose against the […]
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Race Report: Keswick Open5 Series

Last weekend I popped up to Keswick for the first of this year’s Open5 Series. For those of you who haven’t heard of Open5, these are a series of adventure races in which you have to navigate to as many checkpoints as you can within a five hour period, both on mountain bike and foot. Given […]
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#Bike2016 with ViewRanger

Looking for a challenge this summer – why not sign up for ViewRanger’s #bike2016? With the options to pledge to ride 6,000, 3,000, 1,500 or 750 miles before the end of the year, it’s the perfect way to push yourself or try something new. The thing I love most about cycling is that you always feel […]
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Whinlatter Lake District Lasses Day

Social media is great sometimes! A few weeks ago I was flicking through Instagram when I saw that Rach-Elizzabeth was putting on an event at Whinlatter – the Lake District Lasses Launch Party. The day after my race at Keswick Mountain Festival (read more about that here), this was perfect timing as I would already be […]
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Cannock Chase Winter Classic MTB

From what I had read before the event, the Cannock Chase Winter Classic race seemed like the ideal introduction to endurance racing on the mountain bike. For me, the attraction was the fact they have a whole range of categories from beginner to pro. Being new to this style of race, but confident on the bike, […]
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Race report: Blanchland Open5 Series

Last year the Open5 series by Open Adventure were some of my favourite races of the season. I was disappointed to have to pull out of both their December and January races due to injury/illness, so as you can imagine I was very excited to be back up and running (kind of!) for their February race in Blanchland – […]
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Soggy cycling – a slightly sub-optimum ride!

Saturday’s weather lived up to expectations – so arriving at Ladybower it was about 4°C, windy and hailing! As per normal, I was also running about 15 minutes late… Luckily that was absolutely fine as Natalya runs to a similarly ‘prompt’ schedule. I hope she doesn’t mind me saying, but she is one of the […]
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