Bristol Nightrider: A grand night out

First a big thank you to all who have sponsored us. We, that is Ali, Dave and Susanne, have raised almost £2000 including gift aid and money match. Thank you again for being so generous. Now to the event. Ali had not touched a bike for 40 years when we started training about 3 weeks  ago. Gears […]

Sunday lunchtime ride

  A late start and summer weather is a good combination. 6 of us met in the car park at the Royal George. We did the XC loop, a combination of the loop suggested in the guide book and local knowledge. With the modifications it is almost road free. It makes such a difference to […]

The Gower loop

This loop is classified as a red ride in the Wales Mountain Biking book. In ideal conditions, like we had yesterday, it is a Bigfoot blue. In wet and windy conditions it would turn into a red since it is exposed almost all the time and it could turn into a mud fest. It starts […]

HOTS 2016

I am not sure how many Bigfooters took part. Dan and I met Katharine, Jane and Becky at the start. Laura and Matt helped us at the end to have a very nice cool down, including medical application of alcohol. The weather was brilliant: sun but not too hot. Dan and I decided to do […]

Sponsor Ali and me, please

My friend Ali from work and I will do the Bristol Nightrider on the 25th of June. We are raising money for the Jessie May Trust, http://www.jessiemay.org.uk/. It will be 100km through the night, so quite a challenge, especially since Ali has not touched a bike in 14 years. We will start training on Tuesday. If you […]

Daffodil ride on the Daffodil weekend

The ride did not start well. I thought the meeting point ‘old cinema in Gloucester’ was easy to find, but when I arrived there no one was in sight. 10:10 I rang home and said that I would quickly do some shopping and then ride locally. I did the shopping lightning fast and when I […]