BikeVillage's MTB blog, for all things mountain biking in The Alps!

Mountain Bike Leader training with BikeVillage

Want to lead groups of mountain bikers? Like riding in the Alps? We are running a Trail Cycle Leader (TCL) training and assessment and a Mountain Bike Leader (MBL) training course from May 22nd-27th. These are the two levels of the Mountain Bike Leadership Award scheme (MBLA) sanctioned by British Cycling. Whether you want toRead more

Family Bike Ride

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Inspired by the fact that Paris-Nice started at the weekend, we decided to attempt our first bike ride as a family of 5 today. I made a picnic whilst Sam dug out the bike trailer and packed up the Bongo… no mean feat for the first trip of the spring! With glorious blue skies aboveRead more

pimp my (kid’s) ride…

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Why wasn’t my Dad into mountain biking? Compare a rugby ball and some advice in a broad Aussie accent about not trying hard enough unless your nose was bleeding to this: 20″ wheels on a custom singlespeed conversion of an Islabikes Beinn. A proper bomber of a bike that’ll do bikepaths too.Happy 5th birthday toRead more

Frozen Stiff(ee)

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Nowt to report from planet BV, just a couple of nice images of the (snapped) Cove Stiffee frame that forms the gate into the BV garden covered in frost. Happy New Year to all and give us a shout if you fancy a ski this winter as there is more snow than we can rememberRead more

Snow, man!

It’s been a while coming, but we finally have a covering of white over them thar mountains. A pretty decent covering at that -Sam was even caught online searching for telemarking tips in preparation. Les Arcs opens this Saturday so it couldn’t have come soon enough!I’m even looking forward to a bit of skiing thisRead more

When trail exploring goes bad…

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It took a 2000m climb to get to the top, but the line on the map looked so good I knew it was going to be worth it. From the summit at just over 2300m down to the valley floor at 500m, a wiggly little line that spoke of flowing meadows dipping into textbook nadgeryRead more

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