Winter Shredding!

Winter Shredding – Oh how fun! After a busy Spring/Summer on the trails spending my time coaching and working with lots of individuals, now it’s a time I can work on my own skill level. And what a perfect time for that, muddy, snowy, icy trails, all the conditions that a lot of people dislike riding their bikes in, however I LOVE IT!

No matter if you’re sliding around in the mud or doing burn outs in the ice, Winter really is a great time to get out on your bike! Don’t get me wrong, you can’t beat the heat of the sunshine beaming down on your neck and the tyres making contact with the dusty trails, rolling at 100mph! But for me Winter is special, as for a lot of cyclists out there Winter is a time where you put in the work to develop fitness for your next season – that was my purpose when I was racing Cross Country.

Now Winter is my off season – time where I can relax, enjoy riding my bike without following a plan and explore new places. Riding with friends and most importantly drinking lots of coffee! There’s no better feeling after going out on an epic adventure to come back to a warm cosy café, sit in front of the fire and drink coffee whilst buzzing about your ride! My new favourite places to do that – Yorkshire Cycle Hub – Fryup Dale. It’s breath-taking, I love every part of it, from the drive up, the riding and The Hub. The Hub feels so welcoming, you feel like you are at home when you are there, not just calling off for a coffee. It’s the perfect place to reminisce after you ride or walk and share picture of the stunning surrounding areas.

In the past few months I have started to base myself from the hub as it’s just a great place to be. I have been and will be running Courses at the Hub, just across the field is a woodland area full of jumps, drops, berms and many more features to practice and advance your skills – the reason we are running lots of courses from Yorkshire Cycle Hub in 2018! We can’t wait! Check out our Courses & Dates page for more information. We are also going to be working with the guys at the hub to put together group guided rides, meaning in the next few weeks I am going to be spending lots of time up there getting to know the area as well as I know Dalby Forest.

If you haven’t been to Yorkshire Cycle Hub make sure you pencil it in to your diary and check it out, you won’t be disappointed. If you are a ‘fair weather rider’ I recommend snapping out of that and try riding through the Winter – It’s so much fun. Also the best time to practice and put your skills and techniques to the test, if you can master these conditions – you can master any! Come and join us for some skills coaching today, we dare you!


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