Category Archives: MTB

From sea to pizza – a fat bikepacking adventure

Bzzzzz. Bzzzzz. Bzz…. It’s still dark outside as I groggily roll over to turn off the alarm. 4am in fact. In an hour the sky will begin to redden over Hvalebykampen, but for now the stars still shine brightly. On … Continue reading

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Fatbike Packing – Oslo to Gjøvik – first steps!

I was asked in an interview a few years ago if I’d ever try bike packing, or long distance races. Up until that moment, I hadn’t really considered it. Bike packing was just something that existed, but hadn’t really made … Continue reading

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French World Cup choices.

I’m not going to write much about my performances in France for the first round of the IOF World Cup. Although satisfied with the results (double gold) my performances were nothing special – but that seems to be becoming my norm! … Continue reading

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Life, changes, and new challenges

My life is very much in a different place to where it was 1 year ago. HJ and I are engaged, but not living together (while he’s studying abroad). HJ retired, and I’m now riding for Cannondale Girls. I was … Continue reading

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Riding in dizzying circles and endless corners!

Round three of the Merida Brass Monkeys was originally due to be held the first Sunday after New Year. Due to several huge deluges of rain, pretty much all of the UK was flooded, and those areas that weren’t flooded … Continue reading

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Soggy Bottom Winter Series

This was an aptly named race. Soggy Bottom XC Winter Series. I got the soggy bum and pretty much soggy everything else too! A bit like a day at the beach I suppose. Mud everywhere: ears, nose, between my toes, … Continue reading

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Lygna Opp – A surprising win!

Lygna Opp. A race past our house. All climbing. How could I say no?

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Warm weather training camp. In England.

Of all the places in the world I could have a warm weather training camp, England is not the place that first springs to mind. In 2014 and 2012, March was a-maz-ing! Sunny, and mid teens to low 20’s every … Continue reading

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Off Camber XC – The Final Round

I landed 12 minutes early at Heathrow yesterday morning. I hadn’t slept, in spite of the early start, thanks to arriving at Oslo Gardermoen a bit later than planned and needing to leave my bike box uncollected at the oversize … Continue reading

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Silver in Uoff Fatbike NM!

When I looked out the window on Saturday morning and saw the 20cm new snow (and it was still depressingly dark outside) I had two simultaneous temptations: Run outside and build a snowman Crawl back into my warm bed and … Continue reading

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