Category: 40psi

10 at Kirroughtree

I thought that 10 hours of laps around a rocky trail centre would be brilliant fun on a long-travel, steel hardtail with downhill tyres. Like I’d said in my previous post, I’d entered the 10@Kirroughtree race several weeks ago when … Continue reading

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Heading north

Soon the Miles family will be moving away from Manchester to side-step the organised chaos of the city to live in Dumfries and Galloway, over 200 miles away in Southern Scotland. I’m sure readers in the USA would drive 200 … Continue reading

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Get fixed

I’ve been getting progressively slower for a few years now. I thought it was one of those standard ‘getting old’ things – loss of form leading to loss of motivation, leading to more loss of form…and so it goes on. … Continue reading

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Dirty Reiver 200

Some people, who claim to be sensible people, absolutely avoid at all costs taking a brand new, never-ridden bike to ride in a bike race. A very long, hard bike race in a remote location with no mobile signal. Those … Continue reading

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Hit the North 5

I’ve had time to clear up the course tape, signs and discarded gel wrappers (ok there were only three of those, and they blended in with the usual burnt-out mopeds and dog poo bags anyway) after Hit the North 5. … Continue reading

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Hit the North 5

I’ve had time to clear up the course tape, signs and discarded gel wrappers (ok there were only three of those, and they blended in with the usual burnt-out mopeds and dog poo bags anyway) after Hit the North 5. … Continue reading

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Relentless 24 2016

“You ok mate?”, another rider goes past, perhaps he recognises me. Perhaps he’s seen me before, stopped at the side of the trail either eating something or trying to coax my rear tyre into holding air by pumping it up … Continue reading

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Revolve 24

When you see racing cars going around a track on the telly, you don’t look at it and think “oh look that track is quite hilly” – you might look at it and register the fact that there are fast … Continue reading

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Revolve 24 Charity appeal

Next weekend I’m racing solo in the Revolve24 race – riding my road bike around and around and around Brand’s Hatch race circuit for an entire day. Apparently I’m fundraising for Mission Motorsport along with the USE/Exposure Lights gang, however … Continue reading

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Ragley Bigwig Reviewed by IMB Magazine.

“Rather than trying to be one thing, it occupies that middle ground in a Swiss Army Knife style. This is truly a bike, which can do it all, obviously with a few compromises here and there, but always airing on the side of skids and wheelies.” The Ragley Bigwig 29er has just been tested by […]

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