A few photos from the Volta a Catalunya

Coming out of the castle at Montjuic in Barcelona we heard the unmistakable rumble of tyres and whizz of freehubs – bunch of roadies taking up the entire road I thought, but no, turned out we’d stumbled on the seventh and last stage of the Volta a Catalunya! The riders do eight laps of the […]

7Stanes weekender, with added ENDURO

A quick summary of the soaring eagles and squished bugs from the Scotland trip… Photos here – (opens in separate window) Thursday – morning drive up to Mabie, did the red trail there. Onto the bunkhouse up the hill from the trail centre. Hmmmm what shall we say? Well, it’s surrounded by trees, has a […]

Spring-not spring-well almost spring ride

Peter and I got all excited last weekend when we had a dry and sunny ride around Painswick and Cranham. We thought we’d do it again, unfortunately this time it was somewhat duller, colder and muddier. A good turn out though for Saturday’s XC ride around Painswick and Cranham. Thanks Ian for trailblazing and showing […]

Winter rules ride

Today’s Stroud valleys ride didn’t involve any hard-man shredding as such, but some good winter base miles, made better by not getting horrendously muddy. A mix of bikes for Jason, Sam and me, joined later by Tim at Edge as for some strange reason he didn’t want to head all the way down towards Quedgeley […]

French Alps trip

The itinerary went something like this: Day 1: Mostly riding in the wooded hillsides around Bourg & Peisey – Jackson’s & Mech Check, Granny’s Garden, Black8 White8. Rain & thunderstorms, so wet & slippy rocks & roots! Day 2: Around Peisey, Landry & Aime – South Side Finale & Vol Au Vent, Dirty Protest & […]

Scotland weekend

No time for perfect prose, so: Friday: Ae Line. Saturday: Glentress morning and afternoon, stopping at the cafe in between. Sunday: Innerleithen Red in the morning, followed by more Glentress in the afternoon. Anyone who’s been on a Bigfoot roadtrip will be familiar with a certain Bigfooter’s tales of adventure. Once again he pulled another […]