Summertime, and the tweeting is easy

It’s getting to that time of year where you don’t really need me that much. In the main, it’s sunny, the trails are dry or even dusty, and so the necessity to know where’s a bog, what’s flooded or where the snowbound trails are is understandably lessened.

And it’s given me a little bit of time to think.

KoftheP has been going for about three years now and in that time it’s passed 10 followers (which I was chuffed about!), 50, 100, 500, 1000 and now over 1500. I’ve been up against Chris Boardman for Cycling Advocate of the Year (he won but didn’t turn up so I drank his share of the red wine) and I’ve been able to give away some ace prizes thanks to some fantastically supportive local companies. All in all, it’s going rather peachily!

But it can always be better.

I’ve never asked for feedback before  – I’ve certainly been on the receiving end of it from time to time on the forums or the feed – but I’m always curious as to what you lot like/don’t like, care/don’t care about, appreciate/love/hate.

There are 1534 of you with about 40 regular tweeters – so I’m interested to know how you use KoftheP. What difference does it make to your rides or your planning? What you think would make it even better for you?

So let me know in the comments below. I’ve just read this back and it sounds a bit like I’m hanging up my tweeting boots – not a chance – but I do want to know what I can do to make it better.

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3 thoughts on “Summertime, and the tweeting is easy

  1. Does what it says on the tin…which trails are chewed up and not worth riding, etc.

    Like the pics some people post and always curious if I do not recognise the location…I am missing out on a good trail!

    It’s also been useful for letting others know of trail blockages as people know the right people to contact.

    Seems like the same people comment most weekends and the same trails get ridden but not much you can do about that – the peaks is a large place and we all (me included) ride the old favourite / the easily accessible from home / etc.


  2. I’m a regular ready and very occasional poster. I don’t ride that much at all any more (once a month or so) but do an awful lot of trail running in the Peak. It might be worth casting your net to include trail runners, who, by their very nature, run the same trails as a lot of us ride too. Granted, they are looking at them in a slightly different way, but we still know mud when we see it.

    Keep up the good work, a great service on my doorstep.


  3. To be honest for me I like the photos, it’s a good motivator to get off my ass and get on the bike!!!

    Increased Peak District MTB info like TQ’s, events, news will result in more content, more followers/community and increased interaction?

    Are you on Facebook? I’d guess that you’d surpass 1,500 followers fairly quickly.


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