Mountain biking in Britain is some of the best in the world; from the rolling hills of England to the mountainous heights of Scotland and beautiful trails of Northern Ireland and Wales.
But unless you’re based in the UK, you may not understand the things that actually come out the mouth of the British riders – even if you do speak perfect English.
See, the surface politeness that sees Brits say one thing and mean something completely different entirely encompasses the world of mountain biking. Here are a few examples…
- “You looked like you’ve had fun today!” – You look like you’ve eaten a kilogram of mud.
- “Nice bike you’ve got there” – I think my bike is better than yours.