No Busman's Holiday Thanks

Once a year I like to get away from it all. And by that I mean I like to have a week away from bikes! Now don;t get me wrong – I love bikes. I’d be in the wrong job if I didn’t, but to get to my desk every day I have to walk […]

July 13th, 09 1,113 By:

Robbing Peter, Paying Paul

We all know that getting the work/life balance right is important, but I seem to be having problems with my work/work balance at the moment too. I was meant to be attending the Silverfish/Lapierre/Extra Demo Day at Dalby this weekend, but young James Crazylegs has volunteered for the post leaving me free. Well, free to […]

July 8th, 09 1,250 By:

Making Hay

Even though I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday messing about on two wheels under scorching sunshine I still felt the urge to “play out” on Sunday afternoon…

June 1st, 09 2,040 By:

Comment on the comments

Is it me or are the people posting comments on our stories getting increasingly more negative and cynical?  SRAM launch their 10 speed groupset and within minutes of Dave posting his report from the launch itself the comments are ‘what’s the point?’, ‘it’s all just marketing bollocks.’, ‘It won’t work’. There’s even someone whining about […]

May 26th, 09 1,946 By:

Editorial Juice

Is it that time again? Again?

May 20th, 09 1,179 By:

Did You Enjoy Summer?

Well, I’m glad I made an effort to do a lot of riding during the decent weather we had through April. But… CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A SUMMER THIS YEAR FOR GOD’S SAKE??? That is all.

May 18th, 09 1,056 By:

Benji's Bandito – Minty Fresh

(£449 RRP from Raleigh) This year’s mantra for me is to learn how to jump properly on proper jumps. It’s a funny old game. You pretty much have to unlearn a lot of the way you normally ride a mountain bike. It’s been very hard to stop “soaking up” the jumps and to actually stiffen […]

April 22nd, 09 3,365 By:

The Best Mountain Bike Video Ever? (Fixed link too)

My favourite five minute MTB video ever…

April 20th, 09 8,448 By:

50 Confirmed Weekenders

Entries for the Singletrack Classic Weekender are coming in nice and steadily. We’ve probably taken a few more over the Easter break but we passed the 50 mark for processed entries last week. Woop! I’m really looking forward to this event (even though I’m not competing as I’ll be marshalling and observing the Classic Trials). […]

April 14th, 09 987 By:

Chicken Dance Extravaganza

Having been to Canada a couple of times to do mountain bike stuff with the help of the tourist boards over there, I’ve ended up on the mailing list of the Alberta Tourist Board. Usually I get press releases about new trails opening at one of the many bike parks and I even get mailings […]

April 14th, 09 1,402 By:

nPower just doubled our electricity bill

nPower have doubled our office electricity bill because we didn’t write a letter to them in September to tell them we were switching suppliers in December, even though at the time we were quite happy with the rate we were paying them and didn’t actually see a need to switch suppliers.

March 17th, 09 1,690 By:


Or ‘Sim and I’ for those that prefer spaces between words… Yep, it’s another ‘The mag’s off to the printers’ blog

March 5th, 09 1,073 By:

And the Oscar for most crowbarred-in reference in a Press Release goes to…

.. the Lake District National Park Authority! “As Oscar winning film Slum Dog Millionaire hugs international headlines, Lake District village halls are celebrating their own big cash windfalls. There is no fanfare for the £27,000 pledged to give a vital boost to buildings which form the heart of communities. But the Lake District Sustainable Development Fund knows […]

March 4th, 09 1,037 By:

Another deadline crush

It’s kind of snuck up on us again. Taking a week off to go skiing earlier in February, plus our new week-shorter production schedule has meant the usual deadline cram. However, some articles are (finally) being commissioned in advance and are coming in on time, which helps to spread the crush a little. And on […]

March 3rd, 09 1,118 By:

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