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…

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…

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…