August activities

The tail end of summer has been a busy time for me, here’s a roundup of a few things that happened.

After plenty of road ride guiding, I guided a mountain bike weekend in the Lake District for Saddle Skedaddle. It was great to be on the trails with a great group and the weather played nicely too!

Mountain biking in the sun near Orton
Mountain biking in the sun near Orton

I’ve been doing a bit of climbing on days off:

Climbing on White Ghyll
Climbing on White Ghyll

Some of the trips have been supported (i.e. driving the Saddle Skedaddle van) rather than guided. Hadrian’s Cycle Way is a popular one, with some interesting Roman sites to see along the way.

A beautiful morning near Vindolanda on Hadrian's Cycle Way
A beautiful morning near Vindolanda on Hadrian’s Cycle Way

August saw a return to north Wales for the Saddle Skedaddle trip based out of Bala. Another long weekend of first class riding.

Winding up another climb in north Wales
Winding up another climb in north Wales

And a bit of local riding for good measure.

Riding through the mist in Gisburn Forest
Riding through the mist in Gisburn Forest