Q1. Which MTB trail got you through lockdown?
I’m lucky to have some great trails on my doorstep, (Holme Valley) far from the madding crowd.
Q2. How did MTBing become part of your life?
Progressed from BMX in the late 80’s.
Q3. Where are you dreaming of riding in 2021?
I’d like to do more riding in Scotland, but I’m equally happy exploring locally.
Q4. Have you ridden more or less this year?
Overall I’ve ridden far less than normal.
I rode plenty during lockdown but once I was back at work, I’ve been so busy I’ve just not found the time.
Q5. What would you like to see MTBing become in the next few years? How should it evolve?
I’d like to see MTBing And MTB riders become acknowledged as great custodians of the countryside/rights of way network and with it better access.
We’re getting there, through the great work of the numerous advocacy groups and other groups like Trash Free Trails and Tube Don’t Grow On Trees.
In terms of evolution, it would be great to see something along the lines of what they have in Scotland, with their Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland program.
We are at an exciting time in terms of development in the sport, lots of amazing advocacy work happening across the country, plus the depth of talent at the competitive side of the sport. With the exception of a few folk who seem hell bent on endangering lives (see Stop Trapping Our Trails) I think we in a good position right now.