Reconnaissance in the South Downs

Tap, tap t-tap tap... It's 4pm, the sun is streaming through the office windows.... Read More

The Disgruntled Mountain Biker #1: Royalty On The Trails!

When pro riders visit your local trails there is a sense of honour, particularly if the spot is low-key. They’ve decided, in their busy schedule, to use your place to train! One such recent occasion left me feeling slightly annoyed, however.... Read More

A Day Out With Trailforks

This is rather unusual for me. Regulars would be familiar with my anti-tech stance, but here I found myself having a rather good day out with it. Ok, so I think it has its place - there are rather nifty solutions on the app market for guidance on unmarked trails, but sometimes it can become too intrusive. After all, we are riding to escape all the screen tripe aren't we?... Read More

Mind and Matter

Having plunged the bike into the dirt a third time, something makes a snapping sound. Feeling dejected, I decide this is probably a good point to dust down and walk away. I don’t like being defeated by an obstacle within my capabilities, but the same error third time in a row suggests it isn’t happening today.... Read More