Mountain Mayhem

September 2nd, 2010

After a good result at the UK 24hr solo champs and a week training in the alps, I was feeling strong before this year’s Mountain Mayhem. As usual I would be riding in the solo class. I arrived on Friday to shock horror rain…. however I was assured that it was only a shower and all would be good for the weekend. I did a quick pre ride of the course which was similar to past years bu..
The internet is definitely the root of all evil for most of my epic adventures… I see a link or I stumble across a blog a seed is sown then the text messages/emails go out to see if any victims can be found to partake. In this instance it was finding a small article on some site about the new East Highland Way in Scotland… a linking piece of trail that joined the West Highland w..

Col Bagging

September 2nd, 2010

A week in the alps seemed like a good way to spend some of my all too short holiday allowance, so my wife son and I drove down to the southern alps and rented an apartment just outside Annecy. As it was a family holiday riding wasn’t the top of the priority list but it seemed rude not to take my bike. The weapon of choice for this trip was my Genesis Vapour road bike and I thought it only..

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..