Snow Business
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By Andy Smith - @andycactus

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Three of us met at Staveley Mill Yard on a dank, drizzly, grey day. I arrived first and was quick to grab myself a coffee from More Bakery and pick my new favourite trail snack, the mighty Scotch egg. The lads and Sky the trail dog arrived within minutes and after quite a bit of…

Race Report – UK National Enduro Championship
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By Danny O'Callaghan - @itsdannyoc

This weekend Graythwaite and Grizedale hosted the first UK National Enduro Championship, put together by the guys at the PMBA Enduro Series. Not only was this the first UK national event of its kind it was also a 2018 EWS Qualifier Event, making this the most prestigious enduro in the UK this year!

Day 1 of Practice
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By Ben Gerrish - @hddnmedia

Yesterday was busy, six of the best Grizedale has to offer, to practice for the PMBA Enduro Series, Enduro World Series qualifier round in The Lakes. Day 1 of Practice on the steep, technical and flat out trails of Grizedale went well. Even the most seasoned of riders were put through their paces at some…

National Enduro Championships 2017
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By Ben Gerrish - @hddnmedia

Who’s headed down to the PMBA Enduro Series, Enduro World Series qualifier round this weekend? The trails are running sweet, and the loop is set to take in the best we have to offer in the South Lakes. Check out HDDNMedia’s coverage from last years event, on the Graythwaite tracks and start building the stoke!!!…

Afternoon Delight!
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By Sam Flanagan - @samfla

”Panic! Dust! Dust everywhere! (*spoiler alert* small amount of standing water at .54 seconds).”

GoPro Karma Grip MTB / Trail Dog Test
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By Pete Archer - @petearcher

Testing out the GoPro Karma gimbal on the chest mount at Whinlatter, trying to keep up with Willow the Border Collie! Filmed on a GoPro Hero 5 Black, 1440-60fps.

Rossett Ghyll-Esk Hause-Stake Pass on the bikes
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By Pete Archer - @petearcher

With an amazing day forecast, we headed out to the top of the Langdale valley to begin a classic Lake District mountain bike ride. A loop through the central fells via Rossett Ghyll, Esk Hause down to Styhead Tarn and then back over Stake Pass to finish. Download GPX file

Poem: There’s A Place
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By Rachel Elizabeth - @rachelizzab3th

There’s a place, my homeland, my bike – my soul delights! The heart leaps with visions of earth, sky and wandering wild air to be soon in my sight. My bikes on my back, my feet hunt for grip on the slate, The descent is earned here, quick step don’t be late.

62 miles on Monster Rubber!
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By Stuart Taylor - @allmtnbiker

Lakeland Monster Miles Adventure Cross. Billed as the toughest both physically and technically of all the ‘UK Cycling Events’ adventure cross series takes in some of the best of Lakeland riding . Challenging riders to not just rocks and mud but steep relentless climbs and some typical Lakes weather, with a choice of two routes…

Universally Spoken
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By Tristan Tinn - @tristantinn

A few days after my last post went live on Pinkbike I received an email via my website from a Swiss mountain biker planning a trip to the UK with some others. He was after someone with a bit of local knowledge to show them the loop. We were in touch on and off via email as…