In April I was lucky enough to join Polly at Mountain Yoga Breaks in guiding a group of beginner mountain bikers around the Elan Valley. It was a brilliant weekend, with gorgeous weather, lovely people and a couple of beautiful bike rides. And, for me at least, it came with a whopping sense of achievement, for this was my first weekend working as a professional mountain bike guide.
All photos in this post are courtesy of the very talented Phill Stasiw Finally, mental health is starting to get discussed more and more openly in the UK. And from the BBC’s much-celebrated Mind Over Marathon documentary, to Look Mum No Hands’ panel discussion on the matter, the benefits of exercise for mental health are … Continue reading Mountain biking and mental health: my Trans Cambrian story
If you’re looking for a fun, restorative weekend that includes a great big helping of fresh air and exercise look no further than Mountain Yoga Breaks
A couple of weeks ago I did something entirely out of my comfort zone. I did my first race. The Brighton Big Dog is an endurance race that's been running for six years. It's held in Stanmer Park, just outside the city, and sees mountain bikers from all over the place riding for six hours … Continue reading Brighton Big Dog: Big fun
As you're probably aware, I'm a big fan of beautiful bikes. For me, a bike is a very personal thing and I like to think I can show a bit of my character through the choices I make. So, when I came back from Spain with my factory-settings, factory-look Trance, I felt a little conflicted; … Continue reading Hola Pablo!