I am so excited about my new bike and today I get to show it to you all. | have just taken delivery of a shiny new Vitus Sommet 29 CRX enduro bike. Based on the same frame as last year – that I loved! – it is dripping with top line parts for the […]

Testing A Mullet Wheelset vs 29″

In about a month I am hoping to pick up my 2022 bike from Vitus. Normally this is very straight forward as we choose the model and then wait for the size large to come into stock. This year though, the Sommet range of enduro bikes come in two versions….. 29″ Wheels OR 29/27.5″ Wheels, […]

Arm Pump – Everything You Need To Know | MTB TIPS

For some of us, arm pump on the mountain bike is an occasional annoyance, for others it wrecks holidays, races and trips with the boys. I want arm pump to be a thing of the past for you and your riding buddies, so I have literally put everything I know about arm pump into this […]

You Can’t Buy Performance | MTB Tips

Money can’t buy you happiness, or so they say. But can it buy you performance on the bike? Tune in to find out my thoughts…….. Over 40’s MTB Programme: The Over 40s MTB Programme You can check out my Vitus bike here: 2022 Vitus Sommet CRX in 29″ Stay Strong Ben

I Got A Bike Sponsor!

After years of bike and product testing for Wideopen and MBUK, both based here in Bristol, it is time to do my own thing. I am now an ambassador for Vitus Bikes! Don’t worry though, my videos will not just be one long sales pitch. You will still get the same MTB, fitness and health […]

The Over 40’s MTB Programme | Online Training

This video will tell you everything you need to know about how The Over 40’s MTB Programme will help you improve your health, fitness and of course, your riding. As we get older, it can be tempting to train like we are still 20 something, copying the latest pro workout on social media or going […]

SIMPLE… How To Plan Your MTB Training For A Race or Event.

If you are booked in for a MTB race, big ride or holiday this summer and you want to make sure you are ready, but are unsure how to plan your training, then look no further as I have all the answers you need right here. Whether you are racing for podium spots or just […]

Tips To Rebuild Your Confidence After a Crash or Injury.

As a mountain biker, we all know that crashing is part of the game. Most crashes tend to be pretty low consequence, with nothing more than a bruise or scrape, but every now and then we all have a big one. Earlier in August I took a big slam whilst racing the Enduro National Champs […]

Self-Coach Your MTB Skills Using Roots & Rain.

If you follow my channel, then you are probably interested in improving your mountain biking, both in terms of fitness, but also skills. Whether you are a hard core racer, or simply enjoy riding with friends, working on your skills will give you more confidence, speed and ultimately let you have more fun. Skills coaching […]

Southern Enduro Stage 2 Race Run. 2021.

This was my first run down stage 2, on the Saturday afternoon. This was at the National Enduro Championships held at Minehead in Somerset. This is blind racing – meaning there is no practice and I had not walked the track before hand, so there are a few mistakes, but overall I am pretty happy […]

BLIND RACING! Stage 3. National Champs Minehead

Enduro National Championships 24-25 July 2021 Minehead, Somerset. Stage 3. Saturday. Full Race Run. Veterans 40+ Category! This is my race run down Stage 3 from day 1 of racing at Minehead. It starts with a decent sprint into some awkward and slippery flat turns before picking up the pace and diving down the hill […]

My BIGGEST Crash In Years. National Champs Stage 6

I have just got back from racing Enduro National Champs down in Minehead in Somerset, organised by Southern Enduro where I was competing in the veterans category for the first time at the ripe old age of 41! It was also my first race in about 2 years with COVID and a new baby. All […]

“Subtract” To Get Fitter On Your MTB. Over 40’s Tips.

So you want to get a bit fitter and a bit faster on your mountain bike? You probably know that you are going to have to ride a bit more, do some intervals and possibly hit the gym. The problem is that you are already ‘busy,’ so how is this going to happen? Where and […]

Short on Time? Get FIT With This Quick, Simple Session.

Finding time to train can be hard, but loads of us want to get a bit fitter so we can enjoy our riding more. Improving your fitness does not always mean rigidly structured plans with zones, heart rate and all sorts of other jargon. In fact you can make loads of progress with just one […]

Hot Weather Riding Tips

Summer is here and along with hard-baked singletrack, it means one thing….. Hot, sweaty rides! I am going to give you some top tips for staying cool, staying hydrated and enjoying your ride when the temps start to soar. Have a great summer! High-5 Hydration Tabs Check out the Vitus Sommet 29 CRS that […]