Weekend Wanderings

We were hard pushed to choose between these two photos, so we’ve got a double issue this week! First up is this stunning shot from Rob Lewis. Rob tells us that he and Charley (on their not so matching Farleys) stayed local and did a loop down the coast of the Wirral, and then headed back over the hills. “The photo was taken down at the beach of New Brighton, which is on the corner of the mersey estuary overlooking...

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Winter Camp 2018 – Bookings now being taken
Sep16

Winter Camp 2018 – Bookings now being taken

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now being taken for our Winter Camp 2018. Having worked tirelessly for the last couple of weeks, to secure the best accommodation, at the very best price, we think we’ve come up with a long weekend which you’ll find hard not to love. When? Check in: Thursday 25th January 2018 Check out: Monday 29th January 2018 Where? We have secured exclusive use of Chamonix Lodge, a 15 berth...

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Weekend Wanderings
Sep11

Weekend Wanderings

All too soon, Saturday and Sunday are a distant memory and the daily grind commences once again. As a new week begins, we are soon left wishing our days away in order to get out on a weekend ride. To inspire you for the weekend ahead (or make you quietly seethe with jealousy), every Monday we’ll be showing off where you’ve been riding and what you’ve been up to over the weekend gone. This weekend, Ashley, John, Mike...

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F is for fifty, firsts and fatbike.
Sep04

F is for fifty, firsts and fatbike.

It was the weekend of my 50th birthday and when my good friend and riding buddy, Joe, dropped in to give me a card and prezzie, he suggested that we mark this special birthday with a fatbike ride. I’d never ridden a fatbike before, but then again, I’d never been 50 before either. Having previously resisted the fatbike scene, I thought “What the hell, it will be something to remember”. And I can quite honestly...

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Half way there (brief encounters with Rovaniemi 300)
Feb25

Half way there (brief encounters with Rovaniemi 300)

So, how did I get to be sharing an apartment with a gentle giant and his minion on a Sunday night? Dutch corner in Rovaniemi was busier than it should have been for a Sunday night. I don’t think any of us were expecting to be there but it wasn’t by coincidence either! Rewind by three days and Helsinki airport saw two Dutch and three Brits all sitting around a small table trying our best not to mention Brexit! Whoops, did someone just...

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Bob’s Rovaniemi 150
Feb22

Bob’s Rovaniemi 150

Finally my hands are warm(ish), I’m somewhere on the last hill of the route. A street light appears over the brow of the hill, incongruous in the vast forest. Street light means road, road means end of the hard stuff, I cross and drop down to the Ounasjoki which will lead me to the finish. Suddenly the temperature plummets and in the 200 metres between the road and river my hands become blocks of ice. The next, final, checkpoint...

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