The ascent of Keppel Cove.


Sunday 9th June 2013

One of the highest peaks in England, Helvellyn is not a mountain to take lightly. There are several ways to climb it, even on bikes, none of which are easy, nor are the descents off it. We opted to...

Having a play on Bigfoot Slab

Jackrabbitt ride - Gisburn Forest

Sunday 2nd June 2013

Another Jackrabbitt ride this weekend, this time we headed further afield, taking advantage of the longer evening light, to Gisburn Forest near Clitheroe in Lancashire. Around 20 came along for the...

The track up towards Pen-y-ghent.

Horton 'Eight'

Sunday 26th May 2013

This ride is split into two loops, which each climb the lower flanks of Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough respectively and is ideally started from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Each loop takes roughly the same...

Above Langcliffe

Settle & Malham

Sunday 26th May 2013

We started this loop from above Langcliffe to make parking easier, though Settle would also be a good place to go from. The first section hugs the contours on singletrack and is one of the best parts...

Arrived in Bilbao airpot.

Basque MTB holiday

Monday 13th May 2013

Back in February, a few of us were interested in doing a biking trip in Europe. Verbier in Switzerland and the Basque Country in Spain looked like the best options. We opted for the Basque Country, a...

Descent on the Adderstone Trail

Dalby Forest

Monday 6th May 2013

Having visited the North Yorkshire Moors at least once a year for I can't remember how long, it's somewhat a mystery that I haven't yet been to the mountain bike specific trails in Dalby Forest until...

Two great descents down and soaked to the bone.

Grizedale Forest

Sunday 21st April 2013

A trip to Grizedale Forest is always worthwhile. There is the purpose built North Face trail, however this loop uses none of it, instead taking advantage of some of the many bridleways that criss-...

Climbing up onto Fremington Edge.

Fremington Edge and Calver Hill

Sunday 7th April 2013

Following a very successful demo ride in the morning and a tasty lunch in the Dales Bike Centre's cafe, we headed out on our afternoon ride. Starting from Fremington again, we climbed steeply...

My demo bike for the morning - the Cotic Soul.

Dales Bike Centre demo day in Swaledale

Sunday 7th April 2013

I've been wanting to take a Cotic Soul out for a test ride for some months now, having test ridden a friends Cotic Rocket, a full suspension trail bike and was mightily impressed. But for me, I know...

An overcast, windswept fellside

Black Combe

Sunday 31st March 2013

Black Combe is right next to the sea on the south western tip of the Lake District, at 1969ft, it's not quite a mountain, but certainly feels like it, climbing pretty much from sea level. There are...


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