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June 20, 2018

Back in London and thinking about the trip home, as well as the time spent in the Pyrenees - which remains without any doubt in my mind, a biking paradise.

On the day and half run home I have much time to think about the last couple of weeks and all that we did - maybe...

June 17, 2018

Wow! What a final day. The plan was to ride the 160 plus route suggested by the organisers and meet up with others along the way. The route is shown here:

As is the French way, there was no-one to ask about this at the main venue, everyone was left to their own ideas, a...

June 17, 2018

And the event goes on - Saturday brought out more bikes, more people - see picture here:

Today was a more surf focused day for the event, with no riding but lots around the main venue. 

I have noticed that there are some clear trends, such as:-

* The French (in particular...

June 15, 2018

Phew, so many bikes here now!! Here is a pic from the enduro parking and this was less than half the bikes there.

I watched the enduro guys attack these rough and muddy hills, all yours and good to see some very skilled women taking part too 

The setting is a small town...

June 14, 2018

So here we are, in the thick of it!! Great day, stayed dry and in fact it was hot!!

Went to Punks Peak - a good ride out to the hills in Northern Spain, just inland from San Sebastian. Huge turnout, loads there and met some great guys from the UK too.

The format is...

June 13, 2018

This is Mark, riding home from Anglet (Brit-In-the-Basque HQ) yesterday, in wet and wild conditions. So sorry that the weather was so awful but under that lid he is smiling!

We had two days of wonderful riding, covering a huge amount of roads, mountains (wolves) and vie...

June 8, 2018

Back down in Anglet, HQ for Brit In The Basque and riding this weekend with a client.

Heading down, I saw many new things and found a wonderful road south of Limoges, with overhanging rocks that were very unusual - picture here:-

 This road follows the path of a river an...

May 20, 2018

Fresh from IAM Observing yesterday I was reminded how vital it is that we know our tyre pressures and that we check them.

We always do a POWDERS check (see Blog post of 9 April) and that includes asking about tyre pressures, as part of the pre-ride briefing. Yester...

May 11, 2018

After almost 5 years of IAM Observing and 2 years of coaching Observers, I am very much into rider development and training - mainly because I know it works! Advanced riding skills have saved my life many times and I am sure that I would not enjoy my riding now, w...

April 30, 2018

Just back from a weekend with the LAM team (www.l-a-m.org), working on Advanced Riding coaching over two days in Cromer. The picture above was not one of us and we did not have quite this much wet riding, but my goodness it did rain! 

That said, I al...

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