Blethering about… MODI

The latest brand in the extreme sports scene and in the few weeks it’s been running it’s already a strong favourite with me! Hand drawn, unique characters on light simple t-shirts. Why complicate things? Nick at MoDI is keeping things simple, effective and awesome. So let’s hear from the man himself…   So MoDI –¬†…

Lessons Learnt From My First Hike-A-Bike

Hike-A-Bike? Completed it mate. This week I undertook my first hike-a-bike adventure under the guidance of Endless Trails along with six other brave souls. The place – Helvellyn, The date¬† 25th April, the weather – let’s just not, okay? In any life event there are lessons to be learnt, and good lord did I learn…

Blethering About… SkaterTrainers

I am a total chicken and out of all of the sports I do Skateboarding is the one I am most scared of in terms of hitting the deck – something I do a lot. If you see me at the Skatepark I am padded up to the eyeballs – knee pads, elbow pads, wrist…

Ski-An-Duro Shenanigans

Let me start by telling you that in preparation for this event you should definitely ride your bike at least twice in the two months leading up to it, and probably practice your snowsport more than twice in a year. Just a wee tip from an unknown source. When I seen that No Fuss Events…

Blethering About… Booicore

Are you fed up with getting your piece out in public? Is your vagina in view? Cans out in the car park? Enter Booicore to solve your car park changing challenges! Booicore is the brainchild of husband and wife team Julian and Anita. I had to ask about the name, it stuck in my mind…

Blethering with… Eve Smith-Lang

At twelve years old she is owning the game. You would be hard pushed to find someone in the UK wakeboarding scene who hasn’t heard of young Eve Smith-Lang. As well as being an accomplished young athlete she’s got the winning personality that every sponsor looks for in an ambassador: confident, outgoing, and a role…

The Pros and Cons of Being With a Pro

Every relationship has it’s ups and downs, its good and bad times and a relationship with a mountain bike racer is no different. I have had a number of people comment on how lucky I am or how exciting it must be to go out with a world series racer, and although most of the…

The Social Media Break

After seeing a few friends taking time away from social media and raving about the good it did them, I had to give it a try – I’m a sucker for a trend you see. I am part of the generation who grew alongside social media. Before Facebook and Instagram I had Bebo, MSN and…

Couch To 5K – Part One

Four years have passed since I last felt the intoxicating buzz of finishing a half marathon run. The relief of crossing the finish line, the overwhelming sense of achievement, the anticipation of finding out if you had beaten your previous best. My knee injury seemingly happened overnight. I took a couple of weeks rest, as…

The Intro

Welcome to Bikes, Boards & Blethers. If you have stumbled onto this page it is probably because I have pestered you into visiting, so thanks and hello to you friend! If you have come across this page by chance or curiosity, let me introduce myself. My name is Zara Kane, I hail from the small…