Guest Bloggers

We’re looking for guest bloggers to write interesting stories for our website. Whether you’re new to mountain biking or a seasoned rider, if you’ve got something you’d like to share that may help promote and encourage more women into mountain biking we want to hear from you. Any blog chosen to be published on our website and we’ll send you a voucher for future use at Flow MTB, find our more here.

Van Life – Heather Kay – Part 1

Photo by Roman Romanenko on Unsplash Van life is a lifestyle choice that many people are considering and with good reason too! You're travelling rent-free, accompanied by an awesome dog, doing all the mountain biking, walking, exploring you like. It gives you a sense...

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Happy Birthday Flare!

We're celebrating Flare Clothing's 5th birthday with 50% off their range of women's kit.   Flare brings something a little different to women's mountain bike kit with their bright colours, graphics and femininity without loosing the strength or durability you might...

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Race Report – ArdRock Enduro 2018 – Emma Reader

I entered the full 2018 ArdRock race last year with all good intentions of training and being in good shape to cope with it. All those plans went out the window when I bought a house and discovered DIY (or rather it discovered me), but I decided I would race...

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Race Report – ArdRock Enduro 2018 – Rebecca Smith

Earlier in the year my friends talked me into racing the ArdRock enduro. Ok it didn’t take much convincing; a weekend away with friends, a chilled out race, a biking festival and beer, what could be better? They got up at stupid o clock to ensure we got entries as we...

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Abersytwyth Cycle Festival – Heather Kay

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival is a celebration of cycling in Mid Wales, including town centre criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and a mass participation ride - the Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive, covering all the best roads in Ceredigion. What can be...

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Guest Blog – Ladies do DH

Ever fancied giving downhill a go? Ladies do DH was started by Amanda Tanfield in 2017 to encourage more ladies into downhill from beginners to those starting out in racing. The group has grown into a social community with monthly rides and for 2018 the...

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Flow MTB Team Day – Chicksands Bike Park

On an usually sunny May bank holiday weekend four of our 2018 women's MTB race team got together with two of our sponsors, MTB Instruction and Glower Clothing, for a session at Chicksands Bike Park. Chicksands Bike Park is situated in the Forest of Rowney...

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Flare 2018 Women’s MTB Collection Now Available at Flow MTB

Flare's 2018 women's MTB collection is inspired by Flare’s founder Hannah Myers’ Scottish adventures where the trails lead through green woodlands to sandy shores and aqua seas, and the days end with burnt red sunsets. Riders can choose between shirt designs featuring...

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Guest Blog – Mountains and Memories

Ever fancied exploring what the Afan Valley has to offer on two wheels? After getting back into mountain biking after her children grew up Jane Clemence found Mountains and Memories and has now joined several of their group rides. Jane's written us a guest blog post...

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Flow MTB Parties

Take the guess work out of buying new kit Fed up of guessing which size to order, which shorts are long enough to cover your knees, is there a helmet small enough for your head, whether you prefer the long, short or 3/4 sleeve jersey? Take the guess work...

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Glower Clothing’s unique designs now available at Flow MTB

We're always on the look out for cool and up-and-coming brands so when An from Glower contacted us about their unique designs for female riders we're really pleased she did. Glower puts the fun and adrenaline of a ride down a mountain into their unique designs each...

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DHaRCO 2018 women’s collection now available at Flow MTB

Born in Sydney’s own North Shore, DHaRCO has become one of Australia's leading clothing brands and now it's available in the UK.   Their motto "no ordinary life" comes from the belief that mountain biking creates an amazing lifestyle. Whomever you are in the day to...

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ION 2018 women’s collection now available at Flow MTB

ION is a brand run by passionate people, whose big love has always been watersports.  ION's unique combination of high quality products wrapped in a progressive style and design found fans all over the world. In 2012, ION took the same approach to the slopes,...

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Women’s specific MTB skills courses – 2018 dates

  Flow MTB are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the women’s specific mountain bike courses run by MTB Instruction again for 2018.  Their skills courses are available for all levels of rider from beginners right through to advanced riders who want to push...

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Fox Women’s MTB Collection 2018

Fox mountain bike clothing is known for its quality, comfort and style. Fox has a long history in MTB and over the years they've refined their products, producing some of the best bike wear around.   No matter the terrain, the conditions or the environment Fox's...

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Ladies Social Ride, Woburn Trails – February 10th, 2018

It's our first social MTB ride of 2018 on Saturday, 10th February. Join us for a ride around the Longsdale trail at Woburn/Aspley woods. This is an off road red graded 10km route. Meet at 9.45am for a 10am start at Church Road, Woburn Sands, MK17 8TS. The...

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Thinking of entering a mountain bike event in 2018?

We all love riding on our local trails with our mates but if you want to really push your skills how about entering a mountain bike event? There’s so much you can learn from competing against fellow amateurs at an event and you might get to ride a trail...

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Flow MTB 2018 Rider Profile: Heather Kay

I started racing downhill in 2012 taking the South West DH Champion title in my first race. I tried some national races in 2013, and in 2014 went on to race the full British Downhill Series (BDS). In 2014 I also started racing 4X and competed in the British 4X series,...

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Say Hello to our 2018 Race Team

Tony Lovatt Photography Flow MTB are proud sponsors of a women's MTB race team. In what is still a male dominated sport we think it's important to support the women getting out there and taking part in the race scene especially at a grass roots level. For...

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Flow MTB 2018 Rider Profile: Emily Beckett

My cycling began on the road, racing triathlons as a teenager, but I fell out of love with it until I started mountain biking in my 20s. Now I can't get enough of it and despite having a busy schedule working full time as a physiotherapist, I manage to...

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Flow MTB 2018 Rider Profile: Anna-Louise Fletcher

I'm a little bit wacky and I love riding my bike, skiing, snowboarding… anything outdoors really! My pooch and I have been all over Europe in the van adventuring together! I've had a mountain bike for a couple of years but had never really thought about...

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Flow MTB 2018 Rider Profile: Emma Reader

By day I am employed as an engineer in order to fund my many hobbies! I absolutely love riding my bike either socially or more recently I’ve caught the racing bug! I also like going to the gym, snowboarding and playing football. 2017 was my first season...

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Flow MTB 2018 Rider Profile: Rebecca Smith

I work full time in a busy professional office but in my spare time I travel around the UK and World having adventures! I race downhill mountain bikes, climb mountains, enjoy the outdoors and can’t wait to get involved in pretty much any kind of muddy...

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WIN a pair of DHaRCO women’s MTB gloves

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for the female mountain biker in your life?   Take a look at Cranky Betty's "12 Best Christmas Presents for a Female Mountain Biker" for some inspiration and enter their competition to WIN a pair of DHaRCO gloves in your choice of...

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Flow MTB Race Team – 2017 Season Review

During the 2017 race season the Flow MTB women's race team competed in downhill and enduro races across the UK and Europe picking up 25 top 3 podium positions After a team weekend at Bike Park Wales and the 2018 season approaching it felt like a good time to look back...

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FINDRA merino range now available at Flow MTB

Add a touch of luxury to your MTB wardrobe with the FINDRA merino range. Using high quality Italian sports merino wool, FINDRA's garments are durable, practical and with natural wicking properties. Combined with the innovative seamless knitting technology, FINDRA’s...

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Air Maiden Coaching, Chicksands Bike Park

In women’s mountain biking, group coaching doesn’t come with a better pedigree than Air Maiden. After several years living and biking in Canada, Lynne Armstrong returned to Scotland with a desire to bring some of the Canadian women’s MTB culture to our...

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Rehab; a long road with large sections of going nowhere!

Flow MTB rider Rebecca broke her collarbone earlier this season, here's how she's been coping with rehab... I had hoped that by now I would be sharing posts of my sweaty face doing rehab showing how hard I was working to get myself race fit. Instead I’m...

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Race Report – Round 5 Pearce Cycles, Hopton – Kate Gries

Flow MTB rider Kate picked up 7th place in the fifth round of the Pearce Cycles Downhill Series at Hopton Round 5 of the Pearce Cycles downhill series was held at Hopton on Sunday 13th August. This was Kate's first time at a Pearce race and the longest track she's...

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Stay protected on the trails this summer

Heading to the mountains this summer? Stay protected on the trails with 20% off our range of MTB protection. As with any extreme sport crashing is a part of mountain biking. Regardless of your ability level on the bike, there is always an element of risk when you...

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Alpine Adventure 2017

Flow MTB in partnership with MTB Instruction and Magic Transfers are running a ladies week in the Alps this summer from 5-12th August, 2017.   Based in Chatel the trip includes transfers to/from Geneva, accommodation with breakfast and evening meal. The rides will be...

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Women’s MTB shorts

A good pair of women's MTB shorts are an essential part of your MTB kit and with more and more choices being made available for women what should you look for when choosing a pair? Features to consider include fit, if they shed water, ventilate sweat, zip in the right...

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Mini shredder Elin joins the Flow MTB race team

We’re really pleased to be supporting mini shredder Elin Berry through her first race season. It's great to see young girls getting into the sport and at 11 Elin has big aspirations not only for herself but also in getting other girls involved in mountain biking. Elin...

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Tweedlove Enduro & Festival

Women's podium: 1. Tracy Moseley, 2. Katy Winton, 3. Andreana Nadeau. Enticing cyclists from all over the world, the Tweed Valley is renowned for their efforts within the cycling industry and award winning trails. Just an hour outside of Edinburgh the Tweed Valley is...

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Welsh Gravity Enduro, Dyfi

A year after the British Enduro Series at Dyfi, Welsh Gravity Enduro pitched up camp and brought another enduro race to the doors of Machynllech. But this wasn’t a standard enduro race, Charlie (Welsh Gravity enduro organiser) had pulled out all the stops and had made...

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Enter our competition to WIN a free ladies MTB Weekend

Flow MTB, GirlBikevan and MTB Instruction are pleased to offer you a chance to WIN a place on a women's MTB weekend. The weekend will take place on 15th/16th July, 2017 and includes Saturday 15th July, Woburn/Aspley Woods am: Core skills and coaching session with MTB...

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Women’s specific MTB skills courses – May 2017

On the weekend of 20th/21st May MTB Instruction ran two of their women's MTB skills courses sponsored by Flow MTB. Both courses took place at Woburn/Aspley woods starting with an intro/intermediate course on the Saturday and an advanced course on the Sunday. All of...

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Guest Blog – The Hamsterley Beast

  The Hamsterley Beast - A 40 mile non competitive mountain bike ride in Hamsterley forest, Co Durham raising much needed funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service. The 2016 event sold out and saw over 350 riders descend on the forest to tackle the beast and...

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Guest Blog – Can’t Buy Me Love: Eight Days in California

I’m following a string of riders through the Nevada desert, dodging cacti – which I keep forgetting cannot be treated with the same complacency as the vegetation back home – and plunging in and out of craters. I have more energy than I had an hour ago because I can...

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Women’s specific MTB skills courses – 2017 dates

Flow MTB are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the women’s specific mountain bike courses run by MTB Instruction again for 2017.  Their skills courses are available for all levels of rider from beginners right through to advanced riders who want to push their...

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Maloja women’s 2017 MTB range now available at Flow MTB

Stand out from the crowd with the 2017 "Beyond the Mountains" range from Maloja. Maloja's focus is on producing high quality MTB clothing that is stylish & unique and their 2017 women's MTB range is now available at Flow MTB with free UK delivery. Is it because we are...

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ION 2017 women’s collection now available at Flow MTB

ION is about challenging yourself, experiencing nature and feeling its force.  
ION develops functional cycling clothing, accessories, gloves, protection and new for 2017 their award winning shoes; the Raid_Amp, a flat pedal design and the Rascal a clipless design...

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Sombrio 2017 women’s collection now available at Flow MTB

Since the beginning, Sombrio has been committed to developing high performance apparel for women who ride. They strongly believe that women require the same versatile silhouettes as men because they know we ride just as hard. The Sombrio Cartel Women's Collection is...

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Introducing Anna, Founder of Coach Greco

Flow MTB are pleased to be working with Anna Greco, Founder of Coach Greco and an experienced Strength and Conditioning coach to bring you strength and conditioning tips.  Strength and conditioning work can make you faster on the bike but they can deliver a host of...

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Guest Blog – Finale Ligure Italy

Following an impulse purchase a week before our holiday, it was now Monday the 20th of February and my new YT Capra had just arrived, weighing around 14kg and delivered at 9.23 am I was totally in love. Following a quick build up, sag set, and roll around the car park...

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