24hr solo championships

June 1st, 2010

Last weekend was the inaugural 24hr solo British solo championships in Newcastleton, Scotland. This race was what a lot of the top riders have been waiting for, and it was a testament to how much the sport had grown from its humble beginnings under 10 years ago. The organisers had made this a solo-only event so the total number was low compared to the larger 24 hr races, but the quality was hig..
Just a reminder that Genesis will be at round 3 of the National MTB Series at Margam Park over the Bank Holiday weekend. Come along and ride our demo Cores, Altitudes, Abyss-s (?) and Alpitudes on the classic Margam terrain and enjoy of one of the biggest MTB events this summer. We're at every round this year - more info here

New Plans :)

May 20th, 2010

Since getting back from Nepal I have to admit to not really having a whole heap of enthusiasm for structured training.. this is not to say I've been sitting about.. far from it. As soon as I got back I got my Genesis Aether road bike out and enjoyed some good riding on the road.. enjoying the great coastal views living in Newcastle affords me, mountain biking has been a few trail centres jaunts..

Road trip

May 12th, 2010

I have been on a bit of a road trip with work this week which opened up the possibilities of riding a little further a field. First stop Newcastleton to check out the 24hr UK Championship course. This was the only 7 Staines trail I hadn't previously visited and although not necisarily the most technical its going to be a cracking course for a 24 hour race. I don't envy event organisers as whatever..

Alfine + SS bike = ....

May 6th, 2010

When we first saw the 8-speed Alfine hub with a disc mount, the iO became the iO ID in a matter of days and a new style of UK mud-plugger was born. A few of us here rode them over the winter and loved the low maintenance compromise between a single-speed and a regular geared bike. So I was really pleased to see these pictures that Day One owner Antony Lomas emailed us the other day, of his Day One..

Gorrick 100

May 4th, 2010

After the last few weeks of great weather I was hoping for a dry and fast race at Swinley forest for the Gorrick 100, but this wasn’t to be the case. It rained pretty much all day which turned the course into brake eating mud. Saying that, it could have been a lot worse and the course was still fun and quite fast. Gorrick 100 is a 7 lap 70mile endurance race. I was a bit nervous ..