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Trail Addiction

A drive through the night see’s us arrive in Bourg St Maurice with rain threatening, pretty soon its not just threatening, its pouring down, it doesn’t take much thought process not to ride but wait the weather out for the next few days when the forecast looks much better. Our wait is rewarded on Sunday […]


Will everybody stop crashing

With a trip to the Alps approaching we thought it would be a good idea to get our eye in, an uplift weekend, Cwm Down and Forest of Dean, things didn’t go according to plan with a couple of big offs, a dislocated shoulder and a trashed leg.  Here are some pictures of two that […]


Le Tour comes to God’s own county, Yorkshire!

How it comes to pass that the Tour starts in Leeds is a little beyond me, but with the worlds greatest cycle race passing the front door we had to take part.  The weather forecast is bleak, but in the best tradition of weather forecasters being wrong, the sun shone and shone. These fellas probably […]


Descend Hamsterley

The weather forecast wasn’t for blizzards, but thats what we got as we chomped our way through our butties of choice at Scotch Corner, full on, white out blizzard.  Its been four or so years since I visited Hamsterley. Why, why, why have I left it so long, other stuff to do I guess but […]


Coed y enduro

The Coed y Brenin Enduro seemed like the perfect way to exploit the balmy early Autumn Temperatures.  A day spent riding the best of Coed y’s trails, smooshy ups and fast technical downs, just the job.  Except it wasn’t.  The weather held good, so no complaints there. The trails, what trails?   The start bore […]


6.27 miles

Its been a while since we visited Stainburn near Otley, we need to go more often, just 6.27 miles and we are knackered, 1,657 feet of down means the same pushing up, 5 complete runs and a couple of sessioning bits just about did for us. I notice a slash in the sidewall of the […]



Its 7.00am on the 4th of August at Whitehaven harbour, the bike is ready, not sure if I am, only the day ahead will tell, I have been putting in the miles, but road riding is not my cup of T. If you want to support me and the air ambulance then please use the […]



The Tourist Trophy races on the Isle of Man have no equal. Riders reach speeds in the region of 200mph on closed public roads over the 37.73 mile course, climbing from sea level to over 1000ft on the mountain circuit.  The outright lap record holder is John McGuiness riding a Honda CBR1000RR round in 17'12'30', […]


Trail Addiction………………….

 One year on and we are back for some more downhill action, straight onto the lobster pots for a day on the trails The Furnicular – route to all trails down.      The view looking out from the bar….. and the view looking into the bar      We're glad this boy doesn't ride […]


Mont Jovet

Sat around the dinner table in the Goat Shed, the "standard" accomodation offered by Trail Addiction, luxurious by any, well my standards, the guides are trying to convince a bunch of us into forgoing a day of uplift in favour of pedalling uphill for 10K tomorrow. The down more than compensates for the climb they […]

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