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Sharing The Love
2 years ago

Sharing The Love

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In case you haven’t realised by now, I like bikes. I really like bikes. Most weeks I spend any spare time I can reading about bikes, watching videos about bikes, …
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Urban MTB
2 years ago

Urban MTB

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You may well have seen on To The Trail, I recently spent the day in Scarborough on the bike. It’s somewhere I know really well (or at least I think …
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The 2017 Ride List (Part 2)
2 years ago

The 2017 Ride List (Part 2)

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You might’ve read the first part I wrote a little while back. If you haven’t, it probably makes sense to read that first, although the list itself is in no …
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The 2017 Ride List (Part 1)
2 years ago

The 2017 Ride List (Part 1)

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2017 was always going to be the year I hit it. After getting into the sport properly in 2015, I spent 2016 on the Camber getting confident and quicker. By …
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Brenin Meetup
2 years ago

Brenin Meetup

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Coed Y Brenin, the spiritual heart of trail centre riding in the UK. The first public trail centre in the land and home to some great trails. It had been …
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Just Like Old Times
2 years ago

Just Like Old Times

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My fondest memories as a kid mostly include sports. Not football, or tennis (though I wasn’t bad at the latter), but ‘extreme’ sports. Rock climbing at Hull’s indoor climbing walls …
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Rainy Days
2 years ago

Rainy Days

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I love getting out on my bike. When the weekend finally rolls round I’m always excited to go for a ride. What’s not so good is the fact that there’s …
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New Direction
2 years ago

New Direction

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Somewhere between December 2015 and today, I managed to take Pedal Slip from an idea about sharing MTB experiences with others; through to a social media platform for MTB discussions; …
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MTB Meetup 2016
3 years ago

MTB Meetup 2016

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My favourite rides are always the rides with great people. I’m lucky enough that I’ve got a great riding friend, who also helps out with lots of the Pedal Slip things we do, and riding with him makes everything much more enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong, I love riding even when I’m on my own, but the chance to learn from someone else; watch them take different lines; or get them to bolster your confidence before hitting a jump… having a riding buddy makes things much more of a laugh.

So when we decided to head across to the Mountain Bike Meetup (MTBMeetup) this year, we were super excited at the prospect of meeting other people who we could share our passion with. We weren’t disappointed.
Honestly, at first I wasn’t sure what to expect. I suppose part of me thought it might be some massive corporate-style event, where everyone simply wanted to talk specs and try to sell you more stuff. The other part of me underestimated the idea of it totally. I found myself explaining the idea of MTBMeetup to my non-riding friends as some kind of elitist group that gathers every now and then: “oh, it’s just some thing where a bunch of people will go ride some trails together. We’ll likely just end up riding them on our own anyway.” I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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