ShAFF is back with Montane as Headline sponsor for 2021

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has grown over the years to become one of the world’s premier outdoor and adventure big screen gatherings. I’ve volunteered as a host for screenings, put up signs and everything in between. I have a relationship with the festival, they are a family, rather than a show as such. This…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – My Take

For those who’ve been willing to read the letters I fumble together over the years, making it to the bottom of what are increasingly becoming time consuming bodies of text, you’ll know mental health is a topic, a subject, a series of linked experiences I can talk in depth about. Stigmas are being overcome, however,…

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Trash Free Trails reveal their Route Map for 2021

I’m stoked to be able to share the route map that we’ve been working on at Trash Free Trails 2020 brought many a challenge, however, we were able to pivot and create a memorable year which ended in our biggest year of trail cleans and greatest number of conversations with you, despite not being able…

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A year on the Trail – 2020 at Woburn Bike Trails

I know for many, positives are a hard notion to associate with 2020, after all, it’s been a year of mixed emotions, frustrations and denial of basic freedoms we have come to expect. However, within the thick fog of doom and gloom, there have been green shoots of positivity, breaking through loam, pushing organic matter…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2020 – It’s online & here are my top pics!

It’s that time of year again, my favourite week, up there with the Skyline Scotland weekend for events I just can’t miss. Well, as you can guess, this year is different. I’ve been going to Kendal Mountain Festival since 2011, covering the last 5-7 years for Myoutdoors and myself. It marks the end of year…

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Autumn Litter Watch – Trash Free Trails gets spooky

Twas the night before….. wrong month I’ve never been one for halloween; fancy dress, bad tricks, egged houses and a constant knock at the door. I’m sure right now you’re thinking I sound like 78 rather than 30, but hey, I like calm. However, this halloween When knocking on strangers doors and plunging hands into…

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Trek Bikes – GOING IN – Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Lets head back a few months, when we could escape our houses, but the weather meant many of us, maybe the majority, would rather spend their days in doors, curled up near a wood burner, horlicks or something stronger in hand, while rain and wind changed physical form on the glass panes surrounding us. If…

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TRASH FREE TRAILS CALLS FOR ‘SELFLESS ISOLATION’ IN SPRING TRAIL CLEAN DIY TOUR

‘RUBBISH’ RIDERS, RUNNERS & ROAMERS STILL REQUIRED! You will remember earlier this year I announced Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Clean Tour due to kick off on 4th April. Well, the world has changed since that post. 25% of the World’s population are in some form of lockdown, social distancing and restrictions are in effect. At…

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Trash Free Trails at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Last year I was stoked to find out my friends at Trash Free Trails were headed to Kendal Mountain Festival where I was already due to be. Little did I know their scale of involvement at the festival. When it comes to Kendal I live in a little bubble, focusing for the most part of…

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RideGuard launch OceanX on Kickstarter

You may remember earlier this year I travelled north to take part in Trash Free Trails’ Spring Trail Clean Tour. On this weekend of activism and education, I met Ben Gaby, CEO of RideGuard. I’d never really given much thought to where mud guards came from; their cheap, serve a purpose and have become a…

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