Yes I have been on a British Cycling mountain leader course. Yes I am planning on leading and am “bound to say this” but just listen for a moment…
Have you ever wanted to ride somewhere new and I don’t mean a trail centre? Of course you have. Did you find somewhere and go ride it? What did you do?
You have a bunch of ways you can go about this and its not that hard really, is it?
So you saw some cool pictures on Instagram of something called Jacob’s Ladder. Where’s that? And the Google search begins. Peak District! That 3 hours away! Looks worth it though…
Next you search for cycling routes, the results that the world wide web presents you with are a little vague and everyone has different opinions on where you should ride – how am I going to decide? I can’t drive 3 hours and miss out “the best trail in the Peaks”!
You may be sick of hearing about it, but when you live a normal life doing a job 9-5 and working “for the man” as they say, moments occasionally happen to transport you from the mundane and they are moments to cherish and remember (are they basically the same thing?).
So when you spend 3 days in the Lake District with amazing weather, stunning views and fantastic riding, its natural you want to relive those events.
To say that I was looking forward to this trip (3rd -5th June, last weekend) would be a little bit of an understatement! After April’s 5 day trip to Snowdonia, a trip to the Lake District with 7 of my mates and to have 3 days guiding by Tom Hutton (MTB Guiding), simply couldn’t come soon enough.
The weather is always a concern when you pre-book a trip, invest some money and book time off work, and we were all secretly watching the weather and trying not to curse it by posting forecasts on Facebook – because it looked like we were going to be in for a treat!