Rich Thomas, Mark Scott and Sam Flanagan versus Ride Portugal’s ‘Wideopen’ Track

We sent team riders Mark Scott and Rich Thomas out to see Brian at Ride Portugal. They took their good buddy Sam Flanagan along for the ride and Milky rode shotgun to shoot a story for the mag.

We visited Brian a few years back in the early days of Ride Portugal. It was awesome and we swore we’d return. A few years on and Brian has built a tonne of gnarly tracks that are getting great reviews from his guests.

But don’t take our word for it, check out the video … and look out for our feature in the next issue of the mag.

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Need to know:

  • Ride Portugal are based just outside Lagos, in south west Portugal.
  • They can cater for downhill or all mountain riders with 30+ trails in the area
  • Flights to Faro are available from loads of UK airports
  • Trips are half-board (breakfast and lunch) and include transfers, accommodation and guiding.
  • It’s £279 for long weekend (2.5 day’s riding) or £535 for a week.
  • Lagos is a fun tourist town with heaps of bars and clubs. Give the local ‘Medronho’ (fire water) a sample if you fancy missing the next morning’s riding!
  • Visit for more info