Riding a big mountain route from the Les Arcs area all the way to La Thuile
[You can find the first instalment of this blog here and the second, here] Day 4 was the day of the first puncture, and it didn't even happen in anger! Actually, it was a bit of a mystery, a slow leak that seemed to emanate from the valve. Not long into the morning's 12km climb,… Continue reading Hut Trippin in the Queyras : Day 4 & 5
[You can find the first instalment of this blog here] The next morning everyone else at the refuge got their march on at around 8am and we suddenly found ourselves all alone. Feeling like the faffers holding everyone up, we got ourselves outside and eventually left around 9am. The sign post said it was a… Continue reading Hut Trippin in the Queyras : Day 2 & 3
Last week we went off on an adventure. Lugging our bikes up and up and up, we got hot, sweaty and hungry. The reward? Some of the most excellent singletrack in all the land! The Queyras Regional Park is an area in the Hautes-Alps of France. I'm going to stick my neck out here and… Continue reading Hut Trippin in the Queyras : Day 1
Hoooooray!!! Today I found out that I can legally work as a mountain bike guide in France. Sooo excited! I can't wait to be able to show people super rad trails again. Here's a little story about the process. I've been guiding in France on and off for the last few years, first in Morzine… Continue reading Legally French!
Just a mere 9 years after getting my first guiding qualification, I'm very proud to be able to call myself a British Cycling Level 3 MTB Leader. That means I can guide people on mountain bikes anywhere in Europe (with the exception of France, for now. More on that another day), and for us Brits,… Continue reading Where do you want to go?