Going Offshore

It was August 2003 the last time I visited Guernsey, but early next month I’m returning to the island to catch up with old friends and ride a classic. The Herm mountain bike race is quite unlike anything else I know of. Herm, an island with a population of about 60 people and a surface area of just 2 square kilometres, is an unlikely venue for a race on paper, but the granite geology which forms the hilly backbone to the island and forces a steep climb up from the east and west coasts at least forces a quick division in the field between those with climbing legs and everyone else. It’s going to be ace!

Map of Herm

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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