Soho Bikes, London

, July 19, 2017

Found in the belly of Berwick Street, Soho Bikes is one of London’s newer cycling cafe-store setups. Whether you’re shopping for jeans or magazines, Soho Bikes is well worth marking … Read more

European Outdoor Film Tour 2016/17

, October 16, 2016

Who knew the European Outdoor Film Tour (E.OF.T.) has now been entertaining crowds, stoking them to summits and mighty adventures for 15 years? The 16th edition promises another neatly curated selection of … Read more

Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore

, May 22, 2015

Tucked away in the heart of the Cairngorms, Badaguish Outdoor Centre offers accommodation in a secluded forest setting near Aviemore. Spacious chalet-style buildings are complemented by well equipped wigwams and … Read more

Springhill Farm Bunkhouse

, May 21, 2015

On a trip racing in Wales I stayed at Springhill Farm Bunkhouse with 25 mountain bikers from the University of Edinburgh.  The self-catered bunkhouse is part of a renovated cottage … Read more

Mountain Biking Trails in Moab, Utah

, May 2, 2015

Last week I was in Moab, Utah for two days and I decided to check out some of the legendary trails they have on offer. As I was on my own and I don’t have any experience of riding around Moab I decided to go on a half day guided ride with Rim Tours. Although I don’t know the Moab are I am an experienced rider and I was keen to experience the harder trails on offer, this meant booking and advanced level tour. As it is fairly uncommon for advanced riders to hire guides I was the only client. Despite making the tour more expensive it meant that I had my guide Dave all to myself and we were able to really push my riding.

American High School Mountain Biking

, February 3, 2015

[wr_row][wr_column span=”span12″][wr_text] Over the last fifty years, the US has perfected the art of broadcasting team sport through motion pictures and TV series. At the high school level, big hits, sweathearts … Read more

X-Scotland Mountain Bike Epic

, August 28, 2012

It all started with a phone call in the dark depths of the Scottish winter. Fed up with the snow on the ground, fellow MJ blogger, Richard Lawes had got an itch he had to scratch. Richard had devised a plan to carryout a proper mountain bike expedition, spanning several days and taking in some varied terrain. After agreeing on some dates and penning them in the diary the maps came out.

Colorado Freeride Festival, Winter Park

, July 24, 2012

Set in Winter Park, Colorado, the Colorado Freeride Festival is a multi-day event that does it’ best to show how hurling down a hillside on a bit of metal and leaping over a heap of dirt can be a lot of fun.

Singletrack Heaven: Mountain Biking Le Grand Massif, France

, November 23, 2011

Le Grand Massif is directly 50 km south of Geneva, situated above the main route towards Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Tunnel. It is comprised of 5 alpine resorts; Les Carroz, Flaine, Morillon, Samoens and Sixt-fer-cheval. The mountain biking terrain offers suitability for a wide range of disciplines and difficulty. This area is attractive as increasing lift access during the peak summer months makes it more accessible, offering rough and ready trails free of other riders unlike other alpine resorts.