Forest of Dean ride with Pinned TV

Wow! I haven’t uploaded here since November 15th…  Maybe its time to knock the blog on the head. What do you think?  What would you like to see here?

Anyway – one of my more recent videos has got a great response on YouTube.

I think I got everything right – thumbnail, title, tags etc and it helped that those things mentioned/featured a successful MTB channel – Pinned TV

If you haven’t seen it yet – its a simple vlog from a day in the Forest of Dean on a large group ride with Pinned TV and Si & Oliver from Malverns Classic.

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Massive thanks to Jim (Pinned TV) who, a week after I uploaded my video uploaded his and gave me shout out and link to my channel.

So – go an watch it – PLEASE subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already…

 

 

 

MTB Glasses for Winter

mtb glasses

Looking for some MTB glasses to keep the mud, grit, snow, ice, poo, dirt, wind and rain out of your eyes this winter?

Look know further than Screwfix!

Honestly!

After you’ve looked on YouTube of course!

 

UK Drone Registration – November 2019

The 5th of November sparks (see what I did? Two puns in one!) a new era in the UK for drone users.

Today was the day you could register to be a drone “pilot” and the 30th of November is the day you must have done it by or you are breaking a new aviation “law”.

What is it? Well it simply registers every drone pilot and or flyer of drones and states that you are not allowed to fly unless you have completed an online test and as a drone owner you need to pay a sort of annual fee/tax of £9 to own an fly.

Why? To introduce some sort of structure into the growing market and give authorities the ability to build a picture of drone users demographically and to maybe try and root out people who are causing a stir at airports.

These rules are new to the UK but have been in place in countries like Canada for some months now.

Anyway – watch my video or click on some links if you are interested.

Comment below if you have anything to add.

Take the test and register here – https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/ind…

The Drone Code – https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/dro…

CAA Update – https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unman…

In the news
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology…
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-05/d…

A Trail Is Born – Making the most of your local terrain

I’m a great believer in making the most of what you’ve got when it comes to mountain biking.  Whether that be in terms of your bike and budget (any bike will do honestly it will), or where you live.

We can’t all live in the Surrey Hills, Scotland, Snowdonia or … Bristish Columbia, but everywhere you go is something you can find to ride.

You can rip up the streets urban style like Sam Pilgrim or you can find a small patch of woodland and just ride it!

Doesn’t have to be steep, gnarly, and long – with just a little bit of imagination you can turn anything into some fun.

This “trail” is only 15-20 seconds long but it has a steep roll in, some loamy turns and a small drop off.