MTB Guide

Julia Hobson is a pro MTB Guide which she does mainly from her second home in the Maritime Alps, France. When not coaching fellow MTB riders on how to hit the trails like a pro, you can find her travelling the world on her beloved Juliana Roubion bike, training or competing Enduro.

She’s also an admirable member of the Bikmo ambassador team, and we love that


Question time

First name: Julia      Surname: Hobson     Location: Cheshire + the Alps      Background: Former Physiotherapist turned pro MTB guide

What bikes do you own?

Juliana Roubion (my do-everything bike now…..I’m just too sentimental to get rid of the others and still like taking them out for a spin every now and again. These include Ironhorse Sunday, Giant Anthem and a Colnago Ibex

Aspirational bike?

I am lucky enough to own my dream bike already – my Juliana Roubion

Favourite ride or trail?

The trails and routes of the Trans Provence race in Southern France which I’m fortunate to be able to guide on throughout the summer

Favourite rider?

Steve Peat – I lived for 10 years in Sheffield and got into riding during this time. Peaty is a local hero and it’s been really great to follow his success over the years. It’s also fantastic that he’s still riding and inspiring others to ride too

Favourite cafe/coffee shop?

The Courtyard Cafe, Hope Derbyshire. They do big cups of tea, bacon sandwiches and giant pieces of cake too

Coffee of choice?

Tea please

What motivates you about riding?

Being outside in the wild, beautiful places meeting like minded people and sharing awesome experiences exploring new places and trails, the adrenalin rush from flying down a hill on a bike over roots, rocks and mud, as well as multi-day adventures in the mountains. All of these things leave you with memories that you will last you a life time

Riding tunes (turbo…obviously)?

I don’t like listening to music when I am doing any kind of riding. I’ve got my own internal soundtrack of suitably cheesy tunes, that those riding with me do occasionally  get treated to

When not riding, where can we find you?

Climbing, ski touring, wild-swimming. I generally like to be outdoors in the mountains somewhere, having some kind of adventure

Favourite thing about Bikmo?

The piece of mind that my precious and expensive bikes and kit are fully insured wherever I am, through a company that understands how much cyclist’s bikes mean to them.

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