Category: MTB

So you think you can ride a bike? 0

So you think you can ride a bike?

I know I got all excited about Morgan’s progress on his new bike and even posted a video of him, but as a proud father that’s excusable.. However, I think it’ll be a while before he can ride a bike like the guy (Danny Macaskill) in this video. Even if you know nothing about bikes,...

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30 Mile Loop – From Coast to Hills

This is a nice scenic mountain bike loop from the coast at Ynyslas up into the hills around Angler’s Retreat. A fair bit of it is on the road, but there are plenty of scenic views and enough off-road miles to keep the Mountain-Biker happy. From Ynyslas, the route goes along the flats to Tre-Ddol...

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Getting Better at Cycling 2

Getting Better at Cycling

The sun was shining once again here in West Wales so Ivor was in full force in the estuary this morning and I had a nice windsurf session first thing and then we went out for a family bike ride along part of the Ystwyth Trail. The idea was to get Morgan out on his...

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MBR Killer Loop

We had a great ride in the welsh hills yesterday. Only 3 of us in the end, although quite a few people from Ystwyth Mountain Bike Club sounded keen to join us (we just never quite got it organised) and the kite surfers just did the Summit Trail. Steve, BEFS and I did the first...

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Sleepless in the Saddle 0

Sleepless in the Saddle

must be completely mad! I’ve just signed up to do the ‘Sleepless in the Saddle‘ Mountain Bike race in August. Its a 24 hour race around Catton park in Derbyshire, but don’t worry I’m not quite mad enough to be doing it solo but will be doing it as part of a 4 man team....

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Stand up Paddle Boarding and the ClimachX Trail

Sunday morning dawned bright and clear with a little bit of surf, so rather than waste the morning watching the Grand Prix and to give Jay a little rest before the second ride of the weekend we went for a nice little Stand-up-Paddle board session at Ynyslas. Jay couldn’t quite stand-up so had a knee-down...

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Jay’s first attempt at Pendam Trail

I had another action packed weekend here in Wales. Now that I have a new bike, my brother Jay came to visit so that he could borrow my old bike and come out for a couple of mountain-bike rides with me. He used to be a fairly handy cyclist, racing on and off the road,...

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Dyfi Enduro Training Schedule 8

Dyfi Enduro Training Schedule

Well, after signing up to the Dyfi Enduro a few weeks ago I had intended to do some training for it, get a little fitter on the bike and maybe loose some weight in the process. The plan was to do at least 3 rides a week, a couple of swims, maybe some ‘core-exercises’ such...

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Activity packed weekend in Wales 0

Activity packed weekend in Wales

It may only be March but it looks as though summer has arrived early, if if it is only short-lived. There was plenty of wind forecast for Saturday so the main plan for me was to go windsurfing whilst Anna took Morgan for a swimming lesson. Actually, I wa going to take him originally but...

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Mawddach Goldrush Route

I noticed a couple of people wanting to see the route taken by the Mawddach Goldrush Mountain Biking event at Coed y Brenin last weekend… So here it is as recorded by my GPS. Mawddach Goldrush Route Map Just download it and open with Google Earth, and let me know if it was of any...

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Photos from the Mawddach Goldrush

Just some photos taken at the Mawddach Goldrush MTB event this weekend. Check the comments in the Mawddach Goldrush article for my full report on the days proceedings. All in all it was a good day, the weather wasn’t great but the organisation was and the course was challenging but fun.

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