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!
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
You’ve Been Framed!