MTB Spain – Sun & Rock

  15 April 2015 – As you begin your approach over the Costa Blanca Mountains to Alicante airport in Spain you start to notice the sheer amount of trails  etched  into the mountainous land below and dare yourself to wonder  if they can be ridden or not. Quite often trails that show initial  promise from the air end up being a disappointment in reality….  however on this occasion with guiding from MTB Spain it was quite the opposite…. Total Mountain Biking had arranged a Mountain Biking trip in April 2015 with “MTB Spain”, a MTB “lift assisted” guiding company run by Martyn Cassell and James Williams to explore the trails around the Alicante and Benidorm regions. James Williams has family living in the area and with an appetite for exploration in over 12 years has discovered some amazing technical riding with the … Continue reading

Marie Curie MTB C2C

8 March 15…. And so it begins again….. The Marie Curie MTB C2C….Training for 3 days of riding across the North of England on a Mountain Bike… Every year in June about 55 would be adventurers amass in Grange over Sands on the west coast to ride across the country to Scarborough on the east coast via Hawes and Osmotherly. They are an unlikely bunch…! but never the less they will succeed in riding the 158 mile route over 3 days. They do it in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, a fantastic charity who help get the care needed for patients to enjoy their final days in the comfort of their own home surrounded by their family. We at “Total Mountain Biking” have volunteered to Guide the “fast” group for the last 2 years and are set to make it … Continue reading

Welton Waters

10 March 15…. Today saw us doing something a bit novel…! we are normally driving all over Northern England to deliver Mountain Bike Training but today we were only 1 mile from my house and only 5 mins drive down the road….. At Welton Waters Adventure Centre by the banks of the River Humber and with a backdrop of the glorious Yorkshire Wolds. We were asked to deliver a bespoke Mountain Bike Leader training package to allow the centre to deliver Mountain Biking activities this summer locally around Welton Water and the Humber section of the Trans-Pennine Way. It was a glorious day with the muddy banks surprisingly dry. The training was very well received and highlighted the need to be aware of the potential problems that can occur when delivering commercial Mountain Bike Activities. The day started with awareness of the … Continue reading