TwentyFour12 2018 – 12hr Solo

If you ever want to guarantee a wet weekend in July, just look up the date of TwentyFour12 and you certainly won’t be disappointed! After months of an unusually warm and dry summer across the UK, I was excited at the prospect of being able to race around Newnham Park […] Read More

River Dart Night Rider

Saturday night saw the third and final round of the 2017/18 Mud and Sweat Night Rider Race series take place at River Dart Country Park. A new venue for a race, I was looking forward to seeing what the park had to offer especially with the promise of a fast […] Read More

Off Camber Winter XC Enduro 2017: Round 1

It was a chilly start for the first round of the Off Camber Winter XC series, especially at 5am when my day started for the drive up to Dorset! The thermometer on my dashboard kept fluctuating from -3ºc to the dizzying heights of 2ºc, but the sun was starting to […] 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

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

SWXC Round 2: Grogley

After the wet Soggy Bottom races over the winter, I was looking forward to entering the South West XC Series throughout the summer, in hopefully drier and faster conditions. Having been unable to enter Round 1 due to work commitments, Round 2 at Grogley was my next opportunity to get […] Read More