How to... Make mud rid­ing fun

Fit some flat ped­als, grab some bud­dies and have a blast in the rain – it’ll make that Sun­day roast taste all the bet­ter!

Mountain Biking UK - - NORTH KOREA -

1 Turn rid­ing into a game

Set chal­lenges – a root sec­tion, a muddy climb, a jump. Score each suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion and tally up af­ter. Loser buys the beer/tea!

2 Splash through pud­dles

Who can re­sist chuck­ling at the misfortune of their friends? Splash them with a pud­dle or two and let the games be­gin! (Just be will­ing to take as good as you give…)

3 Main­tain a PMA!

Rid­ing in the mud is all about at­ti­tude. Take your sense of hu­mour with you and you’ll be sure to come away with a smile and, no doubt, a story or two to tell.

4 Sec­tion the trails

Wet weather is great for hon­ing your skills in. You don’t need to go out on a 50km epic – just find a fun, chal­leng­ing sec­tion of trail and prac­tise it a few times. You’ll be sur­prised how much you im­prove.

5 Ride grass turns

There’s noth­ing more slip­pery in moun­tain bik­ing than a wet, grassy turn. Have a ses­sion link­ing a few of these to­gether with some mates and you’ll soon all be in hys­ter­ics.

6 Take your (wa­ter­proof) cam­era

Win­ter is a great time to prac­tise film­ing your mates and get some In­sta­bangers (don’t for­get to add the #mbuk­let­ters hash­tag!). With a bit of luck, you might even cap­ture some footage wor­thy of

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