Sometime in 1987, I borrowed my Dad’s Amaco Trailfinder* and rode into Dalbeattie Forest. Since then, off road cycling has taken over from rock climbing and ‘mountains on foot’ as my preferred mode of play. With average skill levels, I’ve ridden (and crashed) bikes throughout Europe, the US and Canada – much more XC milemunching than EnduroGnar. I’ve completed a wide variety of events, but being too pre-occupied with life’s chores to train properly, has freed me to concentrate on just enjoying them. In doing so, I’ve developed a pretty good idea of what makes an event memorable. Focal Events allows me to put to good use those many muddied and bloodied hours spent behind bars and to help develop experiences that are special for all who enter. For me, it’s the rocky remote hills of Northern Britain that bring the biggest smiles and my next big event tick would be the Colorado Trail.
*(a mythical contraption, seemingly too obscure even for Google to shed light upon)