A sunny day for a few laps of Healey Nab.

A month ago I was doubtful as to whether I’d ever be able to write the title of this post. After almost 30 years of riding my nearest hill the larch trees have succumbed to a fungal disease and all 2,500 have had to be cut down. This has destroyed much of the man made … Continue reading A sunny day for a few laps of Healey Nab.

All year round riding.

In England we tend to ride all year round. I'm sure plenty of riders only go out when it's dry but if you're dedicated you'll find you have little choice but to ride in wet, cold and muddy conditions. Years ago I soon found that you need to be a lot more selective about where … Continue reading All year round riding.

Healey Nab video.

https://www.facebook.com/jordan.owens.5264/videos/2546694552047505/?t=3 I ride down the red graded trail of Healey Nab very often. It's usually the best route home from Rivington or Great Hill and I also like to session the trail, riding 3 to 5 laps, which each take around 12 minutes. Here is about half of the ride down borrowed from a Facebook … Continue reading Healey Nab video.

Mountain bike paradise.

Within a reasonable riding distance of my house, most riders would say that the closest to an MTB paradise is the area around Winter Hill, which is often referred to as Rivington, after the small village at the foot of the hill. To the north of Winter Hill you can do a high level route to … Continue reading Mountain bike paradise.