Forest of Dean – double header

The attraction of foot orienteering and mountain bike orienteering on the same day, a couple of miles apart and in the lovely Forest of Dean was just too good to ignore. The morning of the event dawned rainy and cold in Stafford by the forecast for FoD was good which overruled my initial thoughts . . . → Read More: Forest of Dean – double header

World MTBO Masters Championships 2016

Wow, what a weekend…. Talk about burning the candle at both ends and in the middle, I came back completely shattered and longing for a long sleep but a great time with lots of old friends.

The event was completely centered within the city of Kaunas, the races taking advantage of the dense path . . . → Read More: World MTBO Masters Championships 2016

World Masters MTBO 2016 – Lithuania

This month 5 years ago I ended my burst of late 30s fitness jumping off a garage roof in Russia at the World Cup MTBO final in the sprint. I kept going that week but the long race from which I retired with sore race was my last proper international race.(see here!)  This weekend . . . → Read More: World Masters MTBO 2016 – Lithuania

Somerset MBO – Quantocks

A chance to ride a mountain bike orienteering event on my old home turf of the Quantocks, mixed with a weekend catching up with the family and a visit to Bridgwater Carnival was a perfect end to the half term holidays. Bridgwater Carnival was fab, awesome huge articulated ‘floats’ interdisbersed with mad individuals in . . . → Read More: Somerset MBO – Quantocks

Dark and White – end of summer 2014 MTB Lane orienteering

 

Arriving home from Cortina d‘Amprezzo late on Thursday night with a bike in bits, it was always going to be a rush to get to Matlock for 6pm to do an MTB Orienteering event, but as the last of the season and with my back in good shape, it seemed to be the . . . → Read More: Dark and White – end of summer 2014 MTB Lane orienteering

Mountain Bike Dolomiti

A family holiday taking bikes to Cortina d’Ampezzo brought an unexpected day pass for a big ride whilst Holly and Cath had a day relaxing with books, shopping and ‘Going Ape’

Strangely my back issues didn’t figure in my thoughts on planning a mega route combining a few of the marked MTB trails north . . . → Read More: Mountain Bike Dolomiti

Dark and White Summer Series 2014

Stodge is back! well fingers crossed.

I started mountain bike orienteering with Dark & White Summer series events in the Peak District back in 2006/7, I still remember my first event, my new bike’s front brake failed on a decent and the climb back up to Teggs Nose showed me I wasn’t used to . . . → Read More: Dark and White Summer Series 2014

Forest of Bowland, Gisburn and the Hornby Rd

At the last minute this spring bank holiday weekend, we found ourselves looking for something to do, somewhere in the mountains or on the coast, an active 3 days, but where? After an evening of searching we eventually found 3 beds in a Youth Hostel in Slaidburn, in the heart of the Forest of . . . → Read More: Forest of Bowland, Gisburn and the Hornby Rd

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