Tag: mountain biking

End of Summer Update: Disappointment Cycling in the French Alps

summer travelSummer….where did you go?

Erm…where did summer go? I don’t know about you but as the children have returned to school, it feels like summer 2016 was the quickest summer ever. As sometimes happens, I’ve not blogged anywhere nearly as often as I had hoped. Life kind of took over a little, but I think I’m back on track now! Whilst Mother Nature has blessed us with a late surge of warm, hazy summer sun this September, the leaves on the trees are rapidly changing colour, the nights are inevitably drawing in and Autumn is definitely quickly approaching. (more…)

Active Clothing Essentials for Summer 2016

 

Active Clothing essentials for Summer Musto, Offgrid Clothing, Mons RoyaleWhilst Mother Nature may not yet feel like shouting about it, the calendar does now read July and says it’s officially summer in the UK! Not sure what to wear? Well, we’ve discovered some great performing active clothing for Summer 2016 and some amazing new brands, which will have you covered whatever the weather.   (more…)

Top 5 Destinations for Unforgettable Mountain Biking Holidays

mountain biking holidaysIn 2016 I am hoping to do more mountain biking, and also lots more travel!! We’ve been thinking for a while now, how cool it would be to combine the two; so I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading into cycling holidays, particularly mountain biking holidays and looking at the various destinations available. There are some amazing places out there, waiting for you to adventure to, to conquer their slopes and take in their views!

If you follow me on facebook, you’ll have seen that we’ve just got ourselves sorted for our summer holiday and yes, this year we are heading on our first mountain biking holiday!  I cannot wait to try some downhill mountain biking!

So, why, as road cyclists, have mountain biking holidays tempted us?

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More to B’twin than first meets the eye

B'Twin
The B’Twin Village, Lille, France

Just when you think you know what a brand is all about…

If I say ‘B’Twin’ to you it conjures the image of a cheaper brand aimed at novice cyclists, right? Well, yes, you’re right, but you’re also very wrong. There’s a lot more to B’Twin than meets the eye.

Ordinary Cycling Girl was recently invited by Decathlon UK to visit the B’Twin Village in Lille, France. For those of you who are not familiar with B’Twin, it’s Decathlon’s cycling brand and as I’m sure many of you are already aware, the brand comes with a very good reputation for offering decent bikes at low prices. However, here in the UK, at least, it’s probably the brand you are likely to suggest to your pal who’s considering their first road bike or mountain bike, rather than your enthusiastic club cyclist who’s looking to add to his N+1 collection. But don’t be quite so quick to dismiss it for the more experienced cyclist too. (more…)

Cycle Southern England

Cycle Southern EnglandI know I’ve done a lot of talking about cycling abroad recently and when you read about the fantastic time I had in Catalunya, you can see why. And whilst I definitely want to do more cycling and exploring in Europe, sometimes it’s easy to forget the beautiful cycling we have right here in England. Cycle Southern England launched this week with a brand new website offering a one-stop shop for those keen to cycle on some of the UK’s quietest, and easily accessible, roads and tracks. (more…)

12 challenges for 2014

12 challenges for 2014Yesterday, I posted about how I had stumbled across  road.cc and their ‘Attaining a Higher State of Consciousness’ Challenge 2014′. Since then I have sat and mulled over what I would like to achieve from my cycling in 2014.  I expected it to be a fairly easy contemplation but I’ve found it tougher than expected. I got five straight away but the others took a bit longer and I’m still stumped by number 12. (more…)


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