Anyone seen the Trippin Fellaz GR5 video? Seen that awesome looking ridgeline near the Col de la Sauce? If not, you'd best have a look: I was curious as to where it was as the GR5 comes through our valley. It only turns out that the Col de la Sauce is a mere 500m hike-a-bike… Continue reading Summer ride plans
Well, it's been a mint week riding my bike in Engadin St Moritz, with a crew of other bike-loving ladies! We've talked about everything from suspension to farting, ridden some great trails, eaten some delicious food, and above all I think we've all come away with a whole bunch of new friends. We were in… Continue reading New Friends Aplenty
[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
I was recently asked what fascinates me most about mountain biking. My answer: the places my bike takes me. Years ago I ended up in Graz, Austria because of bikes. Heard of it? I hadn't. This amazing city full of gothic looking architecture was a complete unknown to me. There were also some sweet-ass dirt… Continue reading Trail Gold in the Maritime Alps
We had our friend Anthony Pease along for a guided ride back in July, and one of his shots was featured in IMB Mag a while after.. what a stunner! It was taken on one of the classic Les Arcs trails - a scenic yet exposed and techy challenge known as La Varda or Sketchy Dismount,… Continue reading Mini Feature in IMB Mag
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?