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Peak District fun

So, this week, in our quest to find the UKs best place to ride (and do some coaching!) we headed to the Peak District. Not so much of a trail centre scene as the last two weeks (see Cannock Chase and Coed Y Brenin reports) but more of a wild ride type of place. Coming[…]

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Coed Y Brenin

Cannock Chase last week, Coed Y Brenin this week. It’s been a tour of Britains finest trail centres for us. If you aren’t familiar with trail centres, they’re basically like playgrounds for people with mountain bikes. They’ve got loads of different types of riding, usually a cafe to refuel and regale and of course a[…]

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Cannock Chase

On Saturday we made a trip to Cannock Chase to visit a new coach, Russ Hall. A successful athlete in his own right, coming 3rd at the ITU world cross triathlon championships and successfully racing Mountain Bikes for a number of years, Russ has now started coaching as well, featuring in 220 triathlon magazine and[…]

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Bike maintenance workshop

A great evening tonight at a workshop for families to learn how to fix and maintain their bikes. Hosted by the local charity XTND at Bourneville School, a range of different families and friends brought their steeds along so we could show them how to properly look after them. Covering all the basics of our[…]

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Old friends

It was great to visit Ashton Court again for the first time in a while, to meet up with some Sole Cycling team members and hit the trails. Robbie is off to Cambridge Uni this week, and Josh is off to graduate and then start his first full time job…proof, if any were needed, that[…]

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Back to school with a bang

It was great having 6 weeks off (except for a few days of Bikeability and a couple of festivals) but it was also nice to get back into school last week. Week 1, we were straight back into it, delivering sessions at High Down School to 60 children. The sun was out, except for some[…]

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Last of the summer…rides

We had loads of exciting activities going on this summer holidays and they all culminated yesterday with our last Bikeability Level 2 session which took place on the Bourneville in WsM.      The Level 2 course is part of the national framework for road Safety training and carries with it a rather smashing certificate[…]

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There’s some people on the pitch…

Today Sole Cycling travelled to Cardiff to take part in the Streetgames festival at the Millenium Stadium. We were invited, along with 40 other sports providers, to deliver cycling to around 2000 young people. Participants also got to try rugby, climbing, football, dodgeball, rowing, boxing, climbing, netball and a number of other sports. It was[…]