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Where will your bike take you in 2016?

Last year was not a big riding year for me, apart from a little trip to Bike Park Wales, it was all the regular local rides and commutes. I went backpacking in Asia over the summer, don’t get me wrong it was the trip of a lifetime but I did miss my bikes.

Lets round up 2015 anyway;

Favourite Road Ride: Has to be the ride from Farnham To Mudeford that my girlfriend and I did in May.

A chilly arrival at Avon Beach.
A chilly arrival at Avon Beach.


Favourite MTB ride: A couple of days spent in Bike Park Wales. I’m a sucker for a good downhill day.


Pats Muddy Remedy
BPW was properly wet and muddy.

Favourite Bike: Has to be my Trek Remedy. It’s such a versatile bike, I’ve ridden everything on it from local bridleway loops to spending a season in New Zealand lapping a bike park.

Favourite product: My SPD’s are up there. Whether on the road or off, they keep my feet where they need to be.

2015 was also the first year I tried riding in a proper skate park. Yes, the foam pit is as much fun as it looks!


Moving on into 2016….. Plenty of really cool looking bikes to salivate over, new riding locations to discover and some big news! (For me anyway) I’ve really caught the travelling bug and after such great experiences in New Zealand and Asia I’m of to Canada! Whistler BC to be exact.  Sorry to the roadies reading but it will be a Mountain Bike paradise.

What adventures do you have planned over the next 12 months? Where will your bike take you? Share your best adventure pictures and videos with us via Facebook. We’d love to see what you’re up to.

We hope to regain a bit of momentum with our Monday night MTB rides through the winter months. Every Monday night, 18:30 from the shop. We’re looking for new routes too, so anyone willing to take the lead is welcome. I’m sure many of you will be looking to burn off that Christmas excess. Don’t join a gym come with us, it’s free! 🙂


More Adventures from the staff of East St Cycles.

Danny from the workshop. Loved his trip to Croatia but remembers this particular day for the wrong reasons!

Danny Croatia
The rain came down hard soon after this was taken.


More to come…