‘Mountain biking’ Archives
Although day 1 was a washout, day 2 was beautiful! If you have 15 minutes to watch my helmet cam video of my charity ride, enjoy it!If you want to know more about the ride, go to www.hillfortchallenge.org Hillfort and Waterways Challenge - Day 2 from delboy on Vimeo.
(See Day 1) Marlborough to Wallingford (50miles/80km) Today started much better than yesterday. A full English breakfast and a sunny day with birds chirping outside - a good sign! At 10am the goup rode out of Marlborough and straight up the steepest hill of the day! What a start! I pushed up most of the hill - too much, too early! It was [...]
Wallingford to Marlborough (50miles/80km)The early 6.30am start was only the beginning of this nightmare! After registering and waiting around for all the late-comers, we set off at around 9.30am.The first 10km were great; tarred roads, flat, dry. After passing through a few villages, we went offroad and onto the Ridgeway. The legs were still [...]
A three and a half minute helmet-cam clip of us mountain biking on the Thames towpath and in Richmond Park. Mountain biking the towpath from delboy.
I wish I'd had them yesterday!Brad and I went for a ride out in the Chilterns again. We left early 'cos we had to be back at work for 5pm. When we got there, everything was still covered with a sprinkling of snow. The ground was frozen solid too!The first 90 minutes went really well. I even managed a couple of tough climbs without dismounting. [...]
Not wanting to become a winter couch potato just yet, I dragged my butt out to Swinley Forest yesterday to ride my mountain bike. What a great day out! It didn't start that way though. Our 1 hour drive turned into two because some dumb-ass driver had had an accident on the freeway during the morning rush hour. But once we had gotten past the [...]
This past weekend we decided at the last minute to go camping and mountain biking! We set off at 9am yesterday (Saturday) and headed to a village in East Sussex called Alfriston. We set up our tents then hopped on our bikes. Our route went through the village then up into the hills along the South Downs way. We got to the top and it started to [...]