Cycling / MTB

Manx 100 mile Mountain Bike Event

“My interest in the Manx 100 mile mountain bike event has only been by association in the past, having had friends that have attempted it, won it or just pointed it out as a future calendar event, in a moment of madness I entered it last year on the first day of entries for the…

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StakMountainFuel #MTB April update

This has been a busy month for us all, starting with the first race in our fresh new jerseys. The first outing for the team was the first ever Revolution Bike Park race in Llangynog, Wales. It started off in true Welsh style… Torrential rain and mud deeper than the disc rotors, luckily our all…

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StakMountainFuel #MTB update March

So at the start of the month we had our first race in the North West MTB series, this was at Farmer Johns and me and Will competed in it. Out of a surprisingly very fast field of 35, Will managed a solid 14th whilst I got 7th, solid results by any standards but we…

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Full X Ultra Triathlon Training Plan

With just coming up to 13 weeks prior to the event and depending on how we have structured our training, we have now done all the long and slow (base) miles in the dark and are heading to a large block of building/sweetspot intensity up towards race specificity at about 6 weeks out from the…

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Dolomites Cycle Tour part 2

Rest Day and my thoughts on Mountain Fuel: Saturday 25th July With Corvara all done we headed for Sapada where we would pit ourselves against some of the hardest and most infamous climbs of the trip. Once there we met with Chris Mulliner who had come to join us for the second half of the…

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The Dolomites Cycle Tour part 1

This is the second running of our trip to ‘the continent’, apparently all went well last time so the same format was followed again. That is six of us all pile into a tiny motorhome that we cart around the mountains in search of the best climbs, coffee and pizza on offer. As a guide…

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Relentless 24 hour MTB

To set the scene this is the third 24hr race I’ve participated in but for a number of reasons it’s the first one that I have ridden for all of the 24hrs. Last year I entered the world endurance mountain bike championships also at Fort William, a month earlier with a hillier course and pre-Mountain…

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