Crosswinds, some accidental off-roading and a terrible SPD-related incident: my first ride with a Garmin 810

When a ride doesn't quite go to plan...

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The difference between knowing you’re sh*t and knowing your sh*t

And I'm not talking about grammar here. I've recently learnt that if you know your shit (about bikes), you’ll probably be less likely to believe you're shit (at riding bikes). I acquired this knowledge the hard way, after crashing out of my second attempt at racing enduro. Back in April, I entered the Mini Enduro … Continue reading The difference between knowing you’re sh*t and knowing your sh*t

Kit review: Madison Flux super light women’s softshell jacket

We’ve been having some rather miserable weather here in the UK recently. It’s been wet and windy for what seems like months. We’ve been sitting inside, looking out of the window and hoping for some slightly less extreme weather to get a great ride in. This weekend though, my husband and I decided that we’d … Continue reading Kit review: Madison Flux super light women’s softshell jacket

The end of shrinking and pinking: the British brands leading the field

It is a fact: women are in the minority in the sport of mountain biking. Whilst the sport is becoming more popular for us, it’s true that you’re likely to see more men than you are women unpacking their bikes in trail centre car parks. And for many years this disparity has been reflected in … Continue reading The end of shrinking and pinking: the British brands leading the field