Reflecting on my 2016 Season

It’s nearing the end of September, and as things are beginning to turn a bit more autumn-y, another XC season has already come and gone. Time seems to have flown by, and as I sit here sipping a latte enjoying the start of my off-season, it seems like only last […] Read More

Scott Marathon Series 2016: Round 5 – Ruthin

With the summer months and XC racing season drawing to an end, last weekend’s Scott MTB Marathon in Ruthin, North Wales, was the perfect opportunity for one last longer distance event before the off-season. Whilst not a race, the events are always challenging and a great way to push yourself should you […] Read More

Brighton Big Dog – 6hr Solo

With the local XCO race season now over, and TwentyFour12 successfully done, I was intending on spending the following 5 weeks solely focusing on training ready for the upcoming Wild Welsh British Cycling Marathon Championships at the end of August, without the interference of resting, racing and recovering. That was until Carla […] Read More

Southern XC: Round 5 – Crow Hill (Southern Championships)

On Sunday I took an impromptu trip to Crow Hill in the New Forest near Bournemouth for Round 5 of the Southern XC Series, incorporating the Southern Regional Championships. Initially I had planned on entering more Southern XC races this year, however I decided to focus more on the National Series and local […] Read More

National XC Series: Round 1 – Pembrey

Well it’s safe to say April is set to be a pretty busy month of racing with the 2016 season kicking off and races scheduled for pretty much every weekend! To start the month off, I headed to Pembrey Country Park in Llanelli, South Wales with team mate Ben Farrer for the […] Read More

Soggy Bottom Series 2016: Round 2

The end of February soon came around, which meant it was time to head to Newnham Park once again for the second round of this year’s Soggy Bottom Winter Series! After the mud-fest of round 1, it was a nice surprise to wake up to a cold but bright and […] Read More

Soggy Bottom Series 2016: Round 1

After rounding off the 2015 season with injury and some time off the bike, I was feeling slightly reserved entering my first race of 2016. Equally though, after following a structured training plan since the end of November, I was looking forward to testing my fitness to see where I was at, and […] Read More

Hell of the West

Rockets and Rascals Hell of the West had been on my to do list since I first saw it advertised back in 2013. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to enter that year, and after the event not being run in 2014, I was looking forward to getting involved in 2015. Historically […] Read More

Scott Marathon Series 2015: Round 5 – Ruthin

Following last weekend’s trip down to Falmouth, this weekend it was time to head up to Ruthin, North Wales with Carla Haines for the fifth and final round of the 2015 Scott MTB Marathon Series, and also the second round of the Exposure Lights Big Night Out events. Arriving around 3pm […] Read More

SWXC Round 3: Falmouth Bike Park

On Sunday 6th September, it was finally time to head down into the depths of Cornwall for Round 3 of the South West Cross Country Series. Being held at Falmouth Bike Park, a 4X track, the course promised drops, jumps, berms and rock gardens, all of which were sure to […] Read More

Scott Marathon Series 2015: Round 4 – Wantage

It’s been a quiet few months for me on the racing front, and after Round 3 of the SWXC Series due to be hosted at Falmouth this weekend was postponed, I was keen to get some competitive riding in in the meantime. Luckily there was a Scott MTB Marathon event taking […] Read More

Darkmoor 2015

On Saturday 4th July, my colleague Dave and I took part in Darkmoor, a semi-organised ride across Dartmoor over night. The ride began at Captain Jaspers on Plymouth Barbican at 9pm, and headed North across the moor to Okehampton, before heading back to the Barbican via Moretonhampstead, totalling around 90 miles. The […] Read More