By Ambassador Henry Cruickshank

It only took a few weeks after collecting him from the shelter, to know that Mattie probably wasn’t going to be a trail dog. He’s more interested in running in circles and playing with his dog friends than running at a constant pace. But just because he’s not on the trails with me doesn’t mean he’s not this bikers’ best friend. Every ride or race I do is the best in his eyes, because I always come back to him and coming back to him always makes the ride better too. He is excellent for warming cold extremities and he teaches me that every time I get outside to appreciate each and every moment. Plus going round and round in circles, it turns out, is pretty fun.