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 the date neared. As it turned out my schedule was looking pretty busy that weekend so I contacted a few friends to try and find someone able to show them the ropes. Without much luck I decided to travel back to the lakes specifically for the ride from Newcastle, not a tough choice given how much I love riding my bike there!