While cycling is a universal pursuit that can be enjoyed by anyone, mountain biking appeals to a much narrower section of the cycling community. Some would say; the reckless and foolhardy! Having said that, it’s not too difficult to be able to see the appeal of tackling rugged terrain.
Mountain biking isn’t just using a bicycle to transport you from A to B by the scenic route. It’s all about feeling your whole body jolt and shudder as you battle across uneven cycle paths. Or experiencing a carefree release as you hurtle downwards, spraying mud in all directions. Many cyclists are drawn to their sport because they relish a challenge. And what could be more challenging than defying convention and pitting your wits and sharpening your cycling skills against some of the UK’s wildest landscapes!
Checking the Trail Conditions Ahead
But while serious biking can be exhilarating, it is important to keep yourself as safe as possible. It’s preferable if your mountain bike has full suspension to cope with riding fast across large rocks.