• Kudos to walleater for cleaning the Lawley (from South to North I presume).
    That’s another one for the fat bike list although I think that’s more oxygen than traction.

    Have only ever ridden up CMV first thing at the weekend or in the evening and there’s normally only one or two walkers.

    Can’t wait to try it now 🙂

  • Thanks for the replies.

    Good to know that:-
    a) It can be done.
    b) It’s not just me that can’t do it 🙂

    Will post back once I have had a crack on the fat bike.

  • Have never been able to clean this climb. Can just about clean the water bars at the top (but not always) but can never even get halfway up the rocky section after the stream before running out of traction and oxygen 🙂

    Got a fat bike now so keen to give it another go in the next couple of weeks. Just want to know that it’s not impossible 🙂 A…[Read more]

  • Why not do a tour and combine a few different locations?

    Day 1 Llandegla. Some nice easy trails to get you started. Bike hire available.

    Day 2 Coed Y Brenin. Next step up with some more interesting trails and nice scenery. Bike hire available.

    Day 3 The Long Mynd in the Shropshire hills. Stay at the pods in Marshbrook and hire a bike and grab…[Read more]

  • Most of my riding is in the local loamy woods – a few steep trails, plenty of roots and the odd rocky section for good measure but nothing too technical. Normally ride these on a 140mm modern trail bike but haven’t been enjoying them as much in the recent wet and muddy conditions, even with a 2.5 inch Maxxis Shorty up front.

    So, thought I would…[Read more]