When I first heard about snow-biking, I was so excited. I love the powdery goodness of a fresh snowfall and of course, riding bikes. What’s not to love?
When the Snow Bike Festival announced their 2017 dates, I knew it was something I needed to try. I’d never been on a fatbike and never had I ridden on snow before, so I was keen to tick these off my cycling bucket list. Having lived in Switzerland for a number of years, I was already familiar with the area of Gstaad and the stunning scenery, snow and wonderful atmosphere it was famed for. With fate guiding my hand, I signed up and registered.
As the months slipped into weeks and then days, my anticipation grew to bursting point as I arrived in Gstaad where the temperature was a very refreshing -13 degrees. I suddenly became overwhelmed by what lay ahead of me, and the negative whispers began pawing in my head: “You can’t do this, Jessica”.