Each year thousands of Brits flock to winter wonderland mountains for fresh powdery snow to carve up with their skis, sledges and snowboards. However, if you’re not into that sort of winter action, then why not try snow-biking?
Snow-biking is a rapidly growing niche sport in countries like Switzerland, Scandinavia and the US where snowfall is a annual given. Like you would in the UK for a trail ride, riding the trails of snow blanketed mountains require a suitable bike, appropriate clothing and a sense of adventure.
Back for its third year, the Snow Bike Festival took place in Gstaad, Switzerland at the weekend. Having been awarded with UCI accreditation, this is year marked the first ever UCI supported snow bike event. With that, UCI ranked athletes and amateurs alike descended upon the Swiss town for a celebration of snow, biking and having fun, and I went along to throw myself into the mix.