The Route (Midlands)

I was assisting with Sportident timing Walton Chasers contribution to ‘The Route’ on Saturday. The Route is a new idea by British Orienteering to attract newbies to our sport, targeting a different demographic. There are three ‘Routes’ on offer at each of the events all with a 1 hour time limit.

Route Runner: is . . . → Read More: The Route (Midlands)

Cotic test day – teaching an old dog new tricks

Since 2011 when I last bought a new bike, the mountain biking world has gone a bit bonkers. New wheel sizes, new component standards from rear hubs to headsets and bottom brackets and the rise of the enduro and trail bike and different riding positions.

At some point in the not too distant future . . . → Read More: Cotic test day – teaching an old dog new tricks

Rise and rise of Cannock Chase roadbiking!

10 years ago when we moved into our house we were plagued by weekender bikers, neeeeow neeow, all afternoon, particularly on sunny summer Sundays. They were generally on their way back to the Black Country after spending the day hooning around the Peak District, stopping for ice creams in Matlock Bath, admiring their middle . . . → Read More: Rise and rise of Cannock Chase roadbiking!

Tour of Britain – Brocton

We managed to get Holly out of school for a couple of hours and rode up the road to Brocton to watch the Skoda King of the Mountains Climb from Brocton Green up to Glacial Boulder.

Originally we were just going to ride up to where we were going to watch but Holly got . . . → Read More: Tour of Britain – Brocton

New Bridge for Cannock Chase Mountain Bikers

Last night, planners at Cannock Chase gave their unanimous approval to the  construction at Moors Gorse, off Marquis Drive This is great news as the crossing has been an accident waiting to happen for a couple of years now.

However the danger of the main road crossing where cars regularly exceed the 60mph speed . . . → Read More: New Bridge for Cannock Chase Mountain Bikers

Tour of Britain – Brocton KOM preview

This year stage 5 of The 2012 Tour of Britain (the Stoke on Trent stage) will be passing through Stafford and more importantly my village of Brocton.

The race route comes out of Stafford on the A34 before turning left into Brocton and then turning right for a short sharp Cat 2 Skoda King . . . → Read More: Tour of Britain – Brocton KOM preview

500th post

Just a quick note to say thank you to all my readers and for the kind emails over the last 10 months I have been injured. I have tried to keep the blog going as best I can whilst not racing or training and hopefully you have enjoyed some of the other things I . . . → Read More: 500th post

‘Get out on your bloody bike’

Birches Valley Pools

This week I have been getting out on my bike as instructed! I started on Monday night with a bumble with holly out to the Stepping Stones across the Sherbrook Valley where we generally mucked about, playing follow the leader and splashing through the ford. I didn’t have any ill effects so planned a . . . → Read More: ‘Get out on your bloody bike’

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