Whyte 829 extreme session and Steyning Trail developments

It was an easy choice. I had spent the week running through every berm and jump in my head so there was no way that it’d be road riding and choosing the bike was simple. We have the Niner EMD as a demo, the incredible Scott Scale 29er Expert and the Whyte 829. I opted…

Big wheel Mid Summer spin

It was bright, sunny, warm and windy and it was the longest day. It wasn’t the longest day because I’d risen just after five but it was mid Summers day. I wanted to be out on a mountain bike to celebrate. I rode the Scott Scale 29er Pro. I was extra excited about riding the…

The trails are busier than ever

I don’t have to worry about trying to decide what to ride as life is a bit more structured now that I can road race every Tuesday. The mountain bike was an easy choice. I didn’t have a plan so we just rode into wind. Although the land between the Adur and Devil’s Dyke is…

Lazy Days

I had a really easy ride today. Why not? I’m on holiday – chilln’ out, sipping a beer as I write. I watched Philippe Gilbert win the Liege-Bastogne-Liege with the help of the Schleck brothers and I’ve just seen Scott Roberts come 2nd in one of the rounds of the MTB World Cup 4 cross…

On the trails and happy

The decision was made for me.  My mates were going to ride off road. It would have been too cold and blowy to have fun on the road bike and after my last few rides what I really wanted was fun. I decided to take the Mount Vision XM8. Not my usual choice but it…

Oscars, mud and poo

Today is Oscar day and by coincidence, I was going to be making a film. We were shooting a “pilot” for a Downs Link movie. Its not going to be a block buster but a nice intro for families and leisure riders that don’t know about this great asset of ours. Not wanting to waste…

Its work Jim, but not as you know it.

Today we had a meeting with the people that have enabled the Steyning boys to build all those free ride trails above the Steyning Horseshoe. It was a site meeting so why drive when we can ride (this is a good philosophy for life). So, 7:30 my place and the quickest route to get up…