Guapo MkIII returns to the Peak

With the bouncy bike rebuilt with lots of shiny new bits it was time to head out and put it to the ultimate test, the dark peak gritstone! If it can survive a thrashing on these trails you know it’s going to be ok.  All seems to have survived a thrashing pretty well, the main concern was my new Superstar Sentinal trail wheelset. I picked them up for a good price but was a little worried a ‘trail’ wheelset wouldn’t cut it for some of my usual riding spots. So far so good…

      Looking out at loose hill, kinder scout & the vale of Edale

The gopro came along for the ride, check out the video

This was my first experience of a no frills night in a bivvy out on the hills. Given were now in the peak of the great British summer and my cheap tent weighs more then your dad I thought it high time I gave it a go. With the weather forecast not looking as favourable as I would have liked  I found myself in the car straight after work heading down to the Peaks. Check out the video for a little flavour of our night, I for one will be swapping the tent for a bivvy & tarp a lot more!

P.s. Beer will ruin any weight saved, but it tastes good!

Bivvy Camp on Kinder Scout

Wildcamp on Kinder Scout

A wildcamp on Friday the 13th? Why ever not!


We parked up at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn around 8ish with the intention of camping up on the Kinder plateu, Crookstone Knoll being the obvious choice. After a long walk around the reserviour admiring the evening light upon the calm waters we headed upwards. By the time we got up towards the plateu we were starting to get a little short on light. After seeing a few souls up top obviously having the same idea we found a loverly flat spot just shy of the summit and got the tents up sharpish. A great spot and a great night followed by bacon. Loverly.


After such a treat it was time to pack up, clear the area and head back to the car via Win Hill for a spot of Trig Point surfing it the wind.