Category Archives: Mountain Biking

10 Days of Mountain Biking with Bucks ACF

The last 10 days have been a lot of fun, but not the most comfortable block of work I've ever done. When I was asked to run 20 consecutive half day Mountain Biking sessions, I didn't really consider the implications for my back side! However, the less said about that, the better. All Army Cadet units run an Annual Camp (usually in the Summer). It's their … Read More »

Mountain Biking on the Long Mynd

It's been a little while since I've been out on my bike, but it seemed the ideal way to work off some that Christmas excess. Chris Hughes and I decided to head for the Long Mynd area of the Shropshire Hills to explore some new trails. Although everything looked good as we started our drive down to Church Stretton, as we approached we could see … Read More »

Bike Skills and Archery at Ellesmere College

Today was one of those days when if felt as though I hardly had time to breath. Although I'm working on Ellesmere College's Adventure + program this week, they are also very busy with other groups on the College grounds at the moment. Among them are the girls cricket squads from Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Naturally, their focus is their cricket, but I was asked to … Read More »

Basic Mountain Bike Skills

Day 3 of Ellesmere College's Adventure + Easter holiday club had me doing a 3rd activity in 3 days. I love the variety I can get from my work (and play!) and this week is a perfect example, working on different things every day of the week. Today was the turn of mountain biking. Due to the expensive nature of buying and maintaining a fleet of … Read More »