Winter Camp 2017 – the aftermath!
Jan31

Winter Camp 2017 – the aftermath!

I got back yesterday from the Fatbiking Europe Winter Camp 2017 and boy was it a hell of a ride! It had LOTS of everything on offer: amazing trails, great company, tree and petrol flavoured evil spirits, sublime scenery, knee deep death marches, insane (super friendly) yocals, glorious sunshine, expensive fondu and more middle-aged men catapulting over the handlebars than is strictly healthy* – it was quite an event! *disclaimer...

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Winter camp 2017 (Jura mountains)
Nov06

Winter camp 2017 (Jura mountains)

Plans are afoot for a something a bit special in late January 2017. Just as the dust has settled on the silly season and people are beginning to emerge from their turkey comas Fatbiking Europe is putting on a weekend of fatbike silliness in the stunning Jura mountains. What? An informal gathering of fatbike loving goons in the Jura on the border of France and Switzerland. Not a race, not an event, just a few days of riding in the...

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Velorado Fatbike Camp (English)
Jan22

Velorado Fatbike Camp (English)

Confessions of a First-Time Fatbiker “Sooooorrry!” I had steered into the snow again. Crap. It was just an inch or so off the precious 5” trail that the people in front of me had carved out of the deep snow. Yet this one inch was more than I could push through, so I stopped. Behind me, curses. Getting back on can be difficult in the snow. Especially when you’ve never ridden a Fatbike, have literally no clue what the hell you’re doing...

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Fat Mountain 2016 (La Thuile, Italy)
Jan03

Fat Mountain 2016 (La Thuile, Italy)

Last March we had the pleasure of attending the 1st Fat Mountain event in La Thuile, Italy*. (*Of course back then there was no such thing as Fatbiking Europe as it was still just a seed of an idea under development but you get the point) As a Brit living in France I’ve been constantly bemused by the slow pace of the French acceptance of all things ‘Fat’ and so it was a refreshing change to pop through the Mont Blanc...

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East Coast Enigma
Nov17

East Coast Enigma

Another social ride on the coast with friends and the laughs to miles ratio was a topper today!, Cycling does not need to be all about killing yourself, strava stats and radness airtime, friendship is way more important, and after this weeks weather today’s ride was rightly named by Craig as `East Coast Enigma`. In Craig’s words; `Terrible weather all week, but come Saturday it`s braw on the East Coast as usual. Not the...

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Battle on the Beach, Wales
Mar31

Battle on the Beach, Wales

I arrived at Pembry, the venue for the 2015 Battle on the Beach, mid afternoon on the Saturday. I had been off the bike ill for the previous 2 weeks so decided to arrive early, relax and get a good night’s sleep. After a hearty bowl of chips smothered with cheese and bacon I caught a bit of roller racing before heading off for an early night. It was the coldest night I have ever experienced sleeping outside in my life, even with 3...

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