Issue 110: Pre-Order Now!

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Issue 110 is off at the printers now, turning digital magic into real life paper pleasure. If you want this delivered to your door, you need to pre-order it here.

Goodness within, content to inform, entertain & amaze –

The chill winds of winter will not keep us from the trails. Merino baselayers, waterproof outers, and a good dose of optimism will get us by. That and the promise of a roaring fire and a pint of dark mild at the end. If that’s not enough to warm your cockles, you’ll be needing a pie to go with that, plus the latest issue of Singletrack to help pass the time while you digest and defrost. PLUS the free Singletrack 2017 Calendar. Here’s what to expect:

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Contents shot by Mark MacKay

International Adventure: Switzerland – Winter in Switzerland doesn’t haven’t to mean skis and snowboards. Sim checks out the growing fat biking scene there.

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Foot out, fat out.

Editors’ Choice – Chipps and the gang pick out their very favourite products, events and locations from the year.

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Trail Hunter – Nan Bield – Tom Fenton adds one of the Lake District’s hardest challenges to your must-ride bucket list.

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Nan Bield – Worth the effort?

Bike Test: Battle of the Titans – Three bikes from the biggest names in the industry: Giant, Specialized and Trek.

Grouptest: 27.5in Trail Forks – Seven, 130-140mm forks for every price point tested.

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Classic Ride: Aviemore – Pete Scullion takes us on a tour of this area of Scotland better known for its skiing than its shredding.

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Ye’ll tak the High road and I’ll tak the low road…

Grinder Bike: Stif Morf – Is this hardtail as playful as it looks?

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Is life Morefun on a Morf?

Through the Grinder: The team bring you their verdicts on products that have survived the first frosts of winter.

Reel Around The Mountain – An under-prepared and under-funded tour of Mont Blanc yields some great riding, some wet days and a lot of mouldy kit.

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Mont Blanc – it’s there, somewhere.

And in our exclusive PremierEdition – longer than you’ll buy on the news stand, and with no cover lines to obscure the gorgeous cover shot – you’ll also get:

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Cover Shot by Jeska Jestovan

Interview: Tom Ritchey – Chipps talks to this man of steel (tubing) about framebuilding, fast racers and innovative product design.

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Dressing for winter – How can we best recommend winter gear for you? By starting with a shivering Australian, of course…

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When teleportation goes wrong.

Picture it now: you’re tucked up in bed, not quite ready to venture out into the world, when the letterbox flaps and *thunk*, this packet of adventure lands on your doormat. You scurry down in your PJs, make a brew, and then dash back under the duvet, armed with the latest copy of Singletrack. You rip open the plastic to reveal the fresh smell of printed goodness – which do you look at first? The magazine, or the free calendar? This is the toughest decision you’re going to need to make for the next wee while. Snuggle back under your duvet and read, until inspiration gets the better of you and you leap out of bed, ready to ride.

Want that to be you? Pre order issue 110 here.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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