Bletherin’ About… Veloeye

It’s every mountain bikers worst nightmare. Discovering your pride and joy, your two-wheeled baby is gone. Stolen. The growth in cycling over recent years has brought with it a growth in bike related crime, the most common being bike theft. It can happen to anyone, anywhere. People have had their bikes stolen from roof racks,…

Guest Blog – “Spread Too Thin” by Anonymous

The following blog entry was submitted to me with the request to share their story anonymously and is the first in the #MTBMENTALHEALTH series. Please read and if you find it resonates with you or might help someone you know please share. “So yeah… Mental health. It’s one of the things I thought was only…

Lessons Learnt From My First Hike-A-Bike

Hike-A-Bike? Completed it mate. This week I undertook my first hike-a-bike adventure under the guidance of Endless Trails along with six other brave souls. The place – Helvellyn, The dateĀ  25th April, the weather – let’s just not, okay? In any life event there are lessons to be learnt, and good lord did I learn…

Blethering About… SkaterTrainers

I am a total chicken and out of all of the sports I do Skateboarding is the one I am most scared of in terms of hitting the deck – something I do a lot. If you see me at the Skatepark I am padded up to the eyeballs – knee pads, elbow pads, wrist…

Ski-An-Duro Shenanigans

Let me start by telling you that in preparation for this event you should definitely ride your bike at least twice in the two months leading up to it, and probably practice your snowsport more than twice in a year. Just a wee tip from an unknown source. When I seen that No Fuss Events…

Blethering About… Booicore

Are you fed up with getting your piece out in public? Is your vagina in view? Cans out in the car park? Enter Booicore to solve your car park changing challenges! Booicore is the brainchild of husband and wife team Julian and Anita. I had to ask about the name, it stuck in my mind…

Blethering with… Eve Smith-Lang

At twelve years old she is owning the game. You would be hard pushed to find someone in the UK wakeboarding scene who hasn’t heard of young Eve Smith-Lang. As well as being an accomplished young athlete she’s got the winning personality that every sponsor looks for in an ambassador: confident, outgoing, and a role…

The Pros and Cons of Being With a Pro

Every relationship has it’s ups and downs, its good and bad times and a relationship with a mountain bike racer is no different. I have had a number of people comment on how lucky I am or how exciting it must be to go out with a world series racer, and although most of the…

The Social Media Break

After seeing a few friends taking time away from social media and raving about the good it did them, I had to give it a try – I’m a sucker for a trend you see. I am part of the generation who grew alongside social media. Before Facebook and Instagram I had Bebo, MSN and…

How to Survive a Winter Without Wakeboarding

After one of the best seasons I’ve had (I’ve had two seasons so not much competition really) the thought of a winter without getting a wakeboarding fix has my heart breaking a little. What will I do to fill the void, what can I do to keep my progress from coming to a halt or…

MTB Christmas Gift Guide

With only 35 days left until the big man pays us all a visit, it doesn’t leave much time to get presents bought for all of your friends and family. In the spirit of the season, I will help you out.  Here are ten things you can buy for your mountain biker buddy that’ll make…

Blethering with… Sam Flockhart

Scottish , Maxxis Cup and European champion, just a few titles that Sam Flockhart has claimed in his mountain biking career. After much success in racing downhill, racing for Lapierre International Racing alongside Sam Blenkinsop and MTB legend Nico Vouilloz, Sam is now a serious contender in the enduro circuit flying the flag for Intense…