Ride diary

Mountain biking

Summer bike

By Chris Jones On the mountain bike it’s a steady slog to the top thinking about singletrack. Today I rode a bit, not ridden for a while and was keen to get out so didn’t pay much attention to the forecast before grabbing my summer bike, thought to grab a wind jacket as I left, automatic reflex, jacket hanging by… Read more →

Dust & Summer: Reality Check

Dust & Summer: Reality Check

 By Chris Jones   At the start of Dust and Summer, Mark is stirred from his slumber by his iPhone alarm (other smart phones are available). No doubt he was dreaming of riding as he’s in his kit already. And from there in Dust and Summer takes a different path to the one that most readers will be familiar with… Read more →

Joyriders Mountain Bike Specialists - McNeils On Wheels - Cycling to New Zealand

Cycling to New Zealand

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride your bike half way across the world? Carrying only the basics with you! Pete and Alice McNeil (previously part of The Joyriders Team) are doing just that. They set off on their adventure shortly after getting married in September 2012. Their route so far has taken them through many parts… Read more →

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Bontrager 24/12 – 2013

After a three year absence I was back at the Bontrager 24/12 endurance race at Newnham Park in Plymouth. This is one of my favourite 24 hour events, not just because it is down the road, but because it has one of the most interesting courses in a cross country race. It’s hilly, but also has some fun, relatively technical… Read more →

100 miles to Malaga

Whilst chatting in the local bar with Darren (friend, guest and Joyriders race team member) on Monday night, we decided to take on the challenge of riding from the villa in Montilla down to Málaga the next day (where we would be picked up by Matt following an airport run). It seemed like a good idea at the time, then… Read more →