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The 3 Peaks Fell Race. Part of my annual routine.
Sam and Guy before they’ve fixed their makeup and hair – first light after a very cold overnight bivvy, somewhere in Scotland
Sod racing, let’s pose for an album cover – Fort William in October
Dawn, Revolve24 at Brands Hatch
Rumble in the Jungle selfie with Jonny
Taking the solo win (and the case of bubbly) at Revolve24
Early-morning lap of the Marin Trail, Llanwrst
Mull of Galloway foghorn
Eleanor learning essential life skills
Mull of Galloway wetsuit squadron
Weekday post-bivvy ride to work
Riding coast to coast to coast to coast across Scotland and Ireland with Sam, Guy, Geoff, Dave and Mike. If you’re going on a bike ride, do it with great people.
writing for Singletrack – love it
Singlespeeding the local XC race
Filming Mountain Biking – The Untold British Story with Pip
Riding home from work the long way
Halfway across France – somewhere on the Atlantic Coast
One of my favourites – the Coed Y Brenin Enduro
The M3 Project running challenge ends early with an annoying injury
Yuki Ikeda – the winner of the Rumble in the Jungle
Salzkammergut Trophy – scenery, bikes and beer
Me and Deb drive to Austria for the Salzkammergut Trophy. So proud of her to have taken part.
Rachael’s first night ride – Loving the Islabikes Pro Series Crieg 26. We even got chased by a dog
Taking our newest family member, Millie, for a walk in Scotland during the hottest week….ever?
The ride to Spain – somewhere in France
Relentless 24 – an unusually difficult weekend
Manchester’s annual 3 inches of snow in January
Rumble in the Jungle in Sri Lanka – an awesome experience and loads of friends made. Here’s me and my mate Albert. We’re on the same page.
Tea as far as the eye can see
Rachael and the Islabikes Pro Series – a bike that’s improved her confidence massively
I’m lucky to have the support of Santa Cruz and Jungle in the UK – here’s one of two carbon Highballs on the beach in Sri Lanka
Blowing out of my arse – Cannock Chase
The ride to Spain – somewhere in Normandy
So many people to thank for all of this – everyone at Jungle Imports and Santa Cruz for the support and amazing fast mountain bikes, Phil at Scott Sports UK for the bike that helped me win Revolve 24, Team JMC, Tom and the staff at Exposure Lights, Nils at Lyon for the brilliant Ortlieb bikepacking gear, Stevie at 2 Pure for keeping me stocked up with go-go-food, Chipps, Hannah and the gang at Singletrack Magazine for giving me chances to do cool things with very cool things, Steve and all at Islabikes, Phil Evans and Kate Hobson for the Sri Lanka experience that I’ll never forget, Sri Lankan Airlines for the Business Class flights with curry, all the curry chefs who’ve fed me in 2016, The Sleaford Mods, all my mates and to everyone out there that’s shouted ‘go on Jase’ from the side of a road or muddy field somewhere for the past 12 months.
No thanks to – angry French thugs, Spanish trains, crappy injuries.