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  • From Scorchio through the Trough of Bowland and on up Kingsdale and down Dentdale

  • From Country Fest at Crooklands

  • From Cornish BMC International Meet

  • From Gowan Bridge - Open at Last!

  • From Yorkshire One Peak

  • From The Boss is Away, and Chocolates Away.

Last long training ride … the Fred Whitton Challenge de Staveley

The Etape du Tour is just around the corner. So with tapering of training efforts in mind to give legs every chance to fully recover the weekend saw the last big training effort, the Fred Whitton Challenge. The Fred Whitton is a circuit of the Lakes that takes in all of the major mountain passes

Scorchio through the Trough of Bowland and on up Kingsdale and down Dentdale

Yesterday was super scorchio (hot). Apparently it’s some kind of record (since 1976) for the number of days where temperatures have reached 30°C in England! So maybe it wasn’t the best day to go for a massive cycle ride? But training for l’Etape du Tour continues, and it may well be super hot in the

Country Fest at Crooklands

Last night there was another terror attack in London. The terrorists want to disrupt our way of life, but we won’t let that happen. In a small part of the north west of England, very far away from any thoughts of terrorism, a very traditional British summer festival takes place – the Country Fest at

Cornish BMC International Meet

I just attended my fifth BMC International Meet, and my third in Cornwall based at the Climbers’ Club Count House hut. These meets are an amazing opportunity for over thirty climbers from all over the world to come to the UK to sample some of what makes our world class traditional climbing so special. Plus