I might be a road cyclist at heart but mountain biking has always held a certain appeal for me. Perhaps it’s the fact that there are fewer cars and less pollution or, as with trail running, the challenge is more about tackling tricky terrain than pure speed. So with the weather too wintery to make biking on the road fun, I decided it was time to try out the trails at Sherwood Pines.
Managed by the Forestry Commission, this part of Sherwood Forest is a playground for both adrenaline junkies and those who are looking for something a little more sedate. On a sunny day you will see people swinging from