Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – Prologue
Jan20

Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – Prologue

Snow’s snow right? Well, that’s what I thought before I started winter fatbiking, not just for fun, but a necessity as the only way to keep pedaling during the snowy winter months here in the mountains. The variation in conditions from ‘warm’ 4-5 degrees to persistent sub zero temperatures to wet, heavy snow make a real difference to whether it is going to be a fast ride or a bit of slog with plenty of hike-a-bike where even the...

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Race Review: Sandblasted 2017
Nov12

Race Review: Sandblasted 2017

When Paul Errington of Focal Events invited us to attend the Sandblasted Beach Race, their latest event format, I was a little apprehensive. Not because of anything linked to Paul or Focal Events; I had already ridden and enjoyed (in a Type 2 Fun kind of way) their Dirty Reiver Gravel Event and briefly met Paul earlier in the year, so I knew the level of organisation, attention to detail and friendly atmosphere would be exemplary. It...

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Monteria Fatbike Race Góry Stolowe 2018
Nov09

Monteria Fatbike Race Góry Stolowe 2018

Dates have now been released for Monteria Fatbike Race Góry Stolowe 2018 03.02.2018 is the date for your diary! Many thanks to Michał Śmieszek for keeping us informed. Click here for...

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Un fabuleux tandem français fatbike
Sep14

Un fabuleux tandem français fatbike

Pourquoi ce drôle de vélo ? Je voulais partager avec mon fils de 10 ans ma passion pour la course et pour le fatbike . J ai fais fabriquer un tandem fat chez edelbikes Artisan cadreur français . Il est totalement surtout mesure et en acier équipe d’une paire de roue surly Marge lite , groupe xt di2 . Monté avec soins par Guibole et guidon magasin français tenu par des amis. Voici le liens vers l’album photo de la...

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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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