Many moons ago I started mountain biking and when I watched the Cyclocross racing in Durham last year, it fired up a desire to get back to my roots. My early mountain biking had a lot in common with Cyclocross so it seemed logical to give it a crack. With my mates Cheri Mills and Neil Mottershed we signed up for the final round of the Lazer NWCCA league at Dalton near Skelmersdale. I was rubbish, but trundled round, nothing broke and I want to do it again and do better. Roll on next season.

Cross Racing

Cross Racing

Cross Racing

Great atmosphere, good sense of camaraderie and a chance to put an American import to it’s intended purpose.

Cross Racing

North West Mountain Bike Coaching and Guiding


My Friends Cheri Mills and Neil Mottershead came over on Saturday, they’ve been talking for months about their plans to set up a biking focused business. They’ve been off getting the necessary qualifications, my sister who’s a solicitor has drafted some legal terms and conditions and disclaimer paperwork and at then this weekend I setup the website and did some graphic design work to get things moving. The plan is for Cheri and Neil to offer coaching classes in a dedicated woodland they’ve negotiated access with the landowner to use ad this environment will allow them to bring peoples confidence and skills up.

They’re also offering guided riding in the Wrexham/Llangollen/Ruthin area of North Wales and further afield all over the UK. Finally both of them are professional mechanics and to hazard a guess I’d say they have over 50 years in the trade experience. They’re running bike maintenance classes to give people both trailside knowledge and skills and develop home mechanic abilities. Check things out on Facebook or via their site

Cheri Mills takes on the Elite


My good friend Cheri Mills recently made the podium in the Afan round of the UK Gravity Enduro series last weekend. What a top result amongst some well known names!

Elite Women
1st No. 151: Moseley, Tracy – Sponsor: T mo racing/trek. Time 05:05.3
2nd No. 152: Gaskell, Helen – Sponsor: None. Time: 05:28.6
3rd No. 157: Mills, Cheri – Sponsor: Twelve50 Bikes. Time: 05:40.9

Cheri has an impressive Palmares including Welsh National Cross Country Champion and Winner of the Isle of Man End to End. Coming from a background in Triathlon and with an interest in other cross over sports such as motorbike trail riding she will definietly be one to watch. She’s sponsored by twelve50 bikes based in Frodsham, Cheshire.