Introduction - how this blog works

The idea of this blog is to share some of my favourite bits of mountain biking with the world. Principally so that you too can enjoy the bits I've enjoyed. And avoid the bits I've hated. So many people have given us advice on biking since we started - what bikes to buy, where to ride, how to ride. So this is my chance to feed a bit back to that body of knowledge.

I'd really welcome your comments - what have I raved about that you thought was awful? What gems did I miss when I visited your local riding spot? Is a bit that I said was awful actually sweet singletrack in the summer or when you're riding well? Comments will help this resource be improved for all readers, and also give me some hints as to where to ride next!

I've written a load about what we've ridden over the last year, and grouped it geographically. My plan is to add to it in the future, hopefully using the tags to keep each region together, though I haven't quite worked out how it will work yet. I may just need to start all over again in a year to keep things organised more sensibly - I'm not really sure a blog is the most sensible format - but it seems the best for me as I'm not terribly motivated to learn any more code than the day job necessitates.

Monday, 23 July 2012


We really loved Drumlanrig.   The philosophy of the place is pretty cool - basically the Duke who owns it decided to get some mountain bike trail built on his estate.   More landowners like him are needed!   The downside is you're meant to pay to get in - £6 each!   We were advised to park in the lay-by just before the bridge on the way in.   But from here you still have to cycle past the entrance booth/carpark where we got nobbled for the entrance fee as well as having had an extra long cycle....   With more cunning use of the map you should be able to work out a way to avoid it.   Or just pay, enjoy the trails and wander round the gardens after too (we had a 6 hour drive ahaead of us so had to get moving!)

Anyway, the trails are great - really narrow rooty singletrack that wiggles on and on!   Feels very different to other trail centres - very little stone and no big climbs or descents.   Undulates a lot so definitely have an uppy downy steapost.   Lots of tech stuff to keep you on your toes, and long enough to make you really tired!   Even some Alpine swithcbacks!   Really good - we'll definitely be back!

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