During the upcoming weekend, Houffalize, Belgium will experience a big premiere. In addition to hosting its traditional Olympic cross-country race, the town in the Luxembourg Ardennes will also organize a four-cross World Cup event. This will be the first “double” cross-country and 4X World Cup leg to be held in Belgium.
Only two weeks to go before the 2nd event of Merida Bikes MTB Marathon Series 2009 will open its doors at the new event location of the Glanusk Estate in Crickhowell. The event will take place on the 16-17th May with the 17th being the marathon day.
The Forestry Commission is putting the finishing touches to a 6.5 kilometre (4 mile) cross-country route on its estate in the 3,440-hectare (8,600-acre) wood, which will be used to stage the Nissan UCI Cross-Country Mountain Bike World Cup in Yorkshire next year if an ambitious bid is successful.
World Downhill Champ Rachel Atherton is having surgery on her injured shoulder which will put her out for most of the season. Undeterred, she hopes to be back in time for the World Champs.
Paligap has over 40 bikes stolen. Keep your eyes peeled for dodgy looking folk selling Kona, Merlin, Litespeed and Quintana Roo bikes and frames.
This means that in a couple of days time you could be swinging your leg over demo bikes from Intense, Turner, Lapierre, Cove and Rocky Mountain before heading out onto some of the most highly rated trails in the country. Not only that but you can also grab a cuppa and a gourmet piece of cake from the Hub café, visit the shop as well as sample all the trails on offer at Glentress.
The new ‘weather proofed’ course at Catton Park was unveiled at the weekend after much work by the organisers to try and limit the suffering brought about by a good downpour on the otherwise fast and entertaining course. However, the new sections were not needed as the weather stayed fine and dry and the course […]
Richard from Camelbak’s UK distributors Zyro has just dropped us a line to let us know that they are running a limited edition Camelbak MULE. Zyro are only bringing in just over 200 of each colour.
Good news! Sustrans has good news for pro-ride to school campaigners. The bad news is that it’s still under 10% that ride every day, though 26% ride at least once a week.
Just a few pictures from last week’s trip to Afan for a hands-on test of some of the new SRAM stuff, with some close ups of bits and bobs and perhaps the best bike stand ever…
In the forthcoming issue of Singletrack there’s a tear-out perforated insert devoted to the totally awesome new craze that is sure to sweep the globe faster than you can say “pork flu” – Trailside Bingo! Here’s a description of what the heck it is and how the heck to play it.