World Championships 2018: Lenzerheide,Switzerland.

Ahhh World Champs, the culmination of a season of hard work, the biggest race of the year. Getting selected to represent New Zealand is always a goal of mine each year, it is such an awesome feeling to be able to put on the Silver Fern. This year the World Championships was held in Lenzerheide, … Continue reading World Championships 2018: Lenzerheide,Switzerland.

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2018 IXS European cup round 5: Brandnertal, Austria

Following on from La Bresse and the ankle dramas, we headed back to Austria for the last round of IXS cup series.  Having an extra few days to get the ankle feeling better was a massive bonus and I was so excited to be feeling better. However this wasn’t to last long as I came … Continue reading 2018 IXS European cup round 5: Brandnertal, Austria

2018 World Cup #7: La Bresse, France

The end of August is a funny time in the Mountain biking world, it is when all the race series start wrapping up for the season which, after such a hectic 3 months always seems to come up ridiculously quickly. One moment you are in Fort William battling the midges and then before you know … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #7: La Bresse, France

2018 World Cup #6, Mont Sainte Anne, Canada

Ah Mont Sainte Anne...such a weird mix of French, Canadian and American, so weird and yet so entertaining! I travelled over the pond alone this year with Harry and Veronika staying in the Uk, meeting up with Canadian racer Kirk McDowall upon arrival and heading to Bromont for a day of riding. A new place … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #6, Mont Sainte Anne, Canada

Spicak European cup 2018

Well eight weeks and seven blogs in...I am well and truly ready for a break. But not before letting you all know the 4th round of the IXS European cup in Spicak went. Finishing off a mammoth round trip from Italy-Andorra-Italy-Germany-Czech Republic, we were very glad to put the feet up when we got to … Continue reading Spicak European cup 2018

2018 World Cup #5, Vallnord, Andorra

Driving...I normally quite enjoy the journey, it means you are going somewhere, be it work, riding, supermarket or whatever. I don’t mind jumping in the car, putting some tunes on and off I go. However, driving to/from Andorra in a van is shit.  It’s a massive distance, 14.5 hours there from Italy and 17 back … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #5, Vallnord, Andorra

Abetone, European IXS cup 2018

Going to new places is cool and, apart from the obvious biking thing, is one of the main reasons why love what I do. There is something unique about turning up to somewhere you have never been before and seeing what it is all about. Given that the majority of races we go to are … Continue reading Abetone, European IXS cup 2018

Kranjska Gora European cup 2018

Continuing on from Leogang, I’m going to spice up the blog format this weekend and so hereby I present to you, Kranjska Gora European Cup (Slovenia) in Pie chart format, we’ll start things off easy: When we got to the top, we decided to go down a flow trail, this made up for the bad … Continue reading Kranjska Gora European cup 2018

2018 World Cup #2 Fort William, Scotland

We interrupt your regular programming to give you some brief observations from the weekend in Scotland: 1. Midges are miserable little cretins that don’t have a place on this earth. 2. The Scots have yet to discover reasonable cell phone service. 3. As above, but Wi-Fi. 4. It rains... a lot. 5. I hate midges. … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #2 Fort William, Scotland

World Cup #1, Losinj Croatia

So often when we race, we end up in the same places. Fort William, Leogang, Val Di Sole, Andorra, Mont Sainte Anne, Lenzerheide and La Bresse are all venues we have been to before. While this doesn’t make them less enjoyable, it is always nice to have a new face on the block. After all, … Continue reading World Cup #1, Losinj Croatia