After loving the event last year I’m pleased to be going back to guide a couple of mountain bike rides at this year’s festival. The rides are fairly mellow pedals out into the White Peak and include passing through the grounds of Chatsworth House. I’ll be checking out people’s riding along the way and throwing some bike skills tips into the mix.

The Big Shakedown has a great festival atmosphere with camping, music, films, fires, workshops, outdoor activities and more down jackets and approach shoes than you will have ever seen in one place. I thought it made a great ‘end of summer’ get together last year and am looking forward to being there with my family for the whole event.

The Big Shakeout is on 12-14 October and all details are here.