Update – 14 October, 2013 – I did it!!!! 68 km (42 1/4 miles) and 2048 m vertical (6719 feet) in 9 hours. Very happy with my time. Needless to say I can barely walk today. Thanks to everyone for your support. I raised over £1500 for my chosen charity, Little Hearts Matter. Update – 25 [...]
Great POV video from last weekend’s Chatel Razorsnowbike Derby – a crazy downhill mountain bike race on snow;
The Avalanche bar in Chatel is celebrating the start of the winter season with a fantastic party featuring no other than the famous Mr A Skillz – Turntable Wizard Extraordinaire. Expect big beats, fantastic mixing and scratching, and a massive night.
I’ve just got back from the 2011 MTB World Championship Downhill race in Champery, where Danny Hart rode a legendary race to become the 2011 champion. The conditions today were difficult to say the least. The rain has been constant all day, varying between heavy & torrential. The Champery downhill course is testing at the [...]
As we near the half way point in March, it is clear that this is turning into an epic season. We have had consistent snowfall and cold temperatures now pretty much since the end of December, snow conditions are still fantastic, the sun is shining and the pistes are pretty empty. I knew there was [...]
The Fete du St Laurant was a great success, despite the heavens opening midway through the afternoon. The British expats entered a fantastic float. It was such a hit with the locals that it was invited down to the La Chapelle and the Abondance fetes on subsequent weekends!
This weekend is Chatel’s St Laurant festival – an annual festival celebrating the village’s patron saint. This is always a colourful and fun day, with floats of all descriptions making circuits of the village centre. This year, however, the British expats have been invited to enter the procession. Are we going to be subtle about [...]
The Passportes du Soleil is an epic mountain bike race in the huge Portes du Soleil region of France & Switzerland which heralds the start of summer and the opening of the lift system. It takes place over the last weekend in June, and has evolved from an earlier event known as the “Freeraid”. Most [...]