A quick afternoon distraction for you. Chipps has finally (nearly) finished his Orange Blood. Here’s a preview of the next issue’s Long Termer before it gets dirty…
With the trails drying out quickly and the vegetation doing overtime the conditions out there getting better by the minute. Only a couple of days now before the 2nd round of the Merida Bikes MTB Marathon round will kick off at the new location in Crickhowell (Wales) on the 16-17th May – hope you can make it.
Thanks to our German Reporter, Thomas Paatz, we have a great report, with scores of pictures from the European Handbuilt Bikes Show that took place last weekend in Germany.
The race is already fully booked with 300 of the top UK riders who have all had to qualify regionally so these really are the cream of the crop. Advertised as “harder than the legendery Champery” this will not be one to be missed so catch practise all day Saturday and the timed race runs on Sunday.
Race organisers Brownbacks were playing a risky game staging round 2 of the Hope Race Series on a Bank Holiday Monday but the Bacup micro-climate played into their favour this time around. Words and pics by Jenn Hopkins.
CTC – the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation has condemned a judge’s decision to reduce the sentence handed down to a driver because the cyclist he killed wasn’t wearing a helmet.
In this year’s Official Mountain Mayhem magazine we are offering Mayhem racers or friends and family of racers the opportunity to run your own “personal ads”.
Newly opened Dales Bike Centre in the Yorkshire Dales National Park last week picked up the Yorkshire Post’s 2009 Environment Award for building projects under £1million. The centre based in Fremington, Swaledale is a dedicated cyclist facility comprising of accommodation, cafe, bike hire, bike retail and repairworkshop.
The Kielder Partnership has revealed that Purple Mountain has been awarded the contract to run the £250,000 Kielder Water & Forest Park Bike Centre.
Peaty takes World Cup win at La Bresse in France this weekend. Tracy Moseley continues to lead the Women’s World Cup after a second place.
Brief details of the Welsh DH Champs. It’s an open championship, everyone of all nationalities welcome, however, the fastest Welsh man or woman, will be the category champion.