Its only 1.5 hours from Cambridge with a heavy right foot and serves up some create descents as well as climbs. I’m talking about Cannock Chase, the home of MTB’ing in the midlands.
As I look back over my Strava though, it looks like I’ve achieved it! More rides, more miles and more fun!
So when GripGrab emailed me earlier in the summer and said they had some news around Base Layers my ears pricked. The Danish brand as you’ll likely have seen on my channels have been sponsoring me for a while and I've learnt they don’t make bad products.
Its all well and good having a playful trail bike that encourages you to push it more and more. It lures you into this sense of invincibility to huck and hustle every trail centre you visit. So rather than head to a typical trail bike destination to see its true potential, I called the new Stumpy’s bluff, and took it straight to Antur Stiniog.
Well not quite. I ride Hadleigh Park, the centre that the team behind the Olympics created the 2012 Olympic cross country course at.
I headed to Davedale in the Peak District last weekend to give my new Hero 5 Black a running. Key benefits over my Hero 3 Silver?