Author Archives: Andy Powell

MTB Adventure Ride – Thursday 11th August (Words)

It was a wet August night but a good gathering of over 12 riders turned up at Yelverton for the Thursday Adventure ride. No Windy this week (sunning himself in spain) so Andy Pearse led us on the Dwarf run. The route is superb in the dry but with the added moisture in the air it steps up a level in difficulty thanks to the slippery roots and lower than normal overhanging branches. Not long from the car we had our first mechanical as Robs tyre gave out and then moments later we lost a rear mech hanger which was … Read more…

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Exmoor Explorer 2011 – Sunday 7th August

August Mud Fun on Exmoor For those who like riding on knobbly tyres you need to add a date to your diary “The Exmoor Explorer”. This is an all day mountain bike event for about 500 riders every first week in August. The organisers plan a new route over Exmoor each year and for your modest entry fee of £25 you get free camping for two night’s access to a pasta party, goodie bag and on course the famous tea stop with cakes galore and freshly brewed tea (see us MTBers are civilised). Sam and I went up in sunny … Read more…

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YOGi Morzine MTB Adventure Trip 2011 Day 1-3

We all look forward to a holiday but when it involves mountain, riding, friends and a great location you know you have a winning recipe for something special. Planning for the trip commenced in the autumn of 2010 to ensure we all had enough time to get a leave pass from our better halves and to give plenty of time to wind up our riding friends who were staying at home. By the departure date our numbers had swelled to 14 riders including: Andy Ball, Andy Pearce, Andy Powell, Andy Pyke (The first rule was you had to be called … Read more…

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The Ice Man gets a podium place in Newnham 24/12

Congratulations to Dave “Ice Man” Eliott who came second last night in the Newnham 24/12 12 hour solo event.. Read more…

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