It’s Getting Lighter…

14 02 2013

It’s coming… Well quite a few things are actually. Haldon had it’s first Mini-Enduro, really great fun in spite of the total mud bath.

Gawton Gravity hub is getting a brand new shiny uplift to accompany Track 4, if you haven’t been up there for a while then you should – that said the mud theme continues!

There’s going to be a Sky Ride in Central Park, we think it’s going to be May but we’ll keep you posted.

Keep the weekend of June 15/16 free, there’s going to be a bicycle camping trip to East Cornwall with bands, beers and burgers.

All of that is underpinned by a great little project called Rockets & Rascals, if getting kitted from head to toe in lycra is something you’d only do in the privacy of your own home then this place is for you – bringing a bit of fun culture to Plymouth.

In the meantime this little clip should help keep you entertained as the dark draws out.

WAITING OUT WINTER from Andrew David Watson on Vimeo.

Just remember, it’s coming…





Brrrrbikeshow

19 01 2013

We managed to escape the frozen Capital yesterday, chunks of ice falling off and crashing down the carriage made for a tense journey. Bike show bits to come later in the week, but for now frozen dolphins in Trafalgar Square.

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New Year Resolution – Bigger Box Jumps!

14 01 2013

Makes our efforts at the Life Centre look pretty lame…

PUSH PULL from Landis Fields on Vimeo.





Amsterdam and AMWWF – Road Trip

13 01 2013

What an amazing Dartmoor day! It doesn’t get better than the high moor on a crisp bluebird day, cold air in the lungs burns a bit but is easily forgotten when you catch a view of the sea glinting in the distance.

To be fair it has capped of an epic weekend of riding, we were lucky enough to get an invite out to Holland – So we thought we’d check out the Mecca of chilled cycling. A road trip was called, soundtrack chosen and a van loaded with bikes – it was on…

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The place is amazing, to the untrained British eye it initially looks like chaos, there are bikes everywhere. It takes a couple of minutes to start picking out the differences, after near collisions or people having to stop abruptly to avoid one they just smile, laugh it off and carry on their way. The drivers are careful to give cyclists room, some severe legislation takes care of this, but above all they look fit and healthy cycling around in perfectly normal clothes – high heels or high vis? We know which we prefer!

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Even at 2 in the morning, people are leaving the plethora of cool bars with their nearest and dearest riding side saddle on the pannier rack, what’s not to love.

A Three-Act: The Dutch Side Saddle Hop from Amsterdamize on Vimeo.

We were too busy checking out the bars and cafes (and forgot our proper camera), so here’s Brooklynspokes take to give you a flavour for cutting around.

@BrooklynSpoke does Amsterdam from Amsterdamize on Vimeo.

We stopped off for chocolate in Bruge, well worth a trip if you get the chance, before jumping back on the France pipe. The road back was made all the more tolerable by a late edition of Bob Harris’ Country, where we stumbled across he amazing Dundonian collective; Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fischer – amazing.

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Smith Journal Now In

6 01 2013

The latest edition of the Smith Journal has just come out, it’s an amazing piece of design hiding behind a men’s magazine – not very Loaded.

Take a look, their site is pretty awesome and has plenty of ideas for adventures to be planned whilst you’re rotting in winter induced self pity.

We need this guy’s shed, the food looks way to good.

The Smokehouse from Smith Journal on Vimeo.

If you fancy a road trip, this could be a start.

PETROL-FOOD-BEER: Around the World with Austin Vince from Make Your Bones on Vimeo.

Check out their wider adventures at Mondo Enduro

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It May Not Be On Two Wheels, But It Is Awesome!

5 01 2013

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to snow and all the fun and frustration that comes with it. This video is a year or so old now but is still absolutely sending it!

Enjoy

JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.





Guardian – Let’s All Move to… Plymouth!

5 01 2013

Standby for the influx…

Thankfully they didn’t mention that by this time next year we’ll have one of the most comprehensive mountain bike areas within an hour – pretty much anywhere in the UK! Not to mention some of the finest, least used strips of tarmac (set amongst amazingly varied and beautiful landscape) this fair isle has to offer.

Plymouth Hell Yeah!








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