Issue 108

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published September 8, 2016.

Sri Lanka, Issue 108,
Racing in Sri Lanka

Racing Sri Lanka – Jason Miles discovers that a multi-day stage race is hard enough without heat, humidity and a constant vigilance for elephant charges.

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Coffin Roads

Lakeland Coffin Roads – Pete Scullion continues his look into these historic routes with a lasting mountain bike-friendly legacy

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Doethie Valley

Doethie Valley – Another bucket list bit of pristine singletrack that you absolutely need to ride at least once in your life.

Sandstone Way – Does the newest long distance trail in England need doing? Very much so, reckons Oli Townsend, who had to keep up with riders intent on riding its 120 miles non-stop.

Bike Test – Titanium hardtails – There’s no better reason for getting a titanium bike than ‘Because I want to!’ We look at three wildly differing offerings from J.Guillem, Kona and Stanton.

Grouptest – Waterproof shorts – Sorry, but the summer’s not going to last forever. We’ve been out in the murky days to test the best hopes for dry bums this winter.

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Blackburn, issue 108, bikepacking

Blackburn Rangers – Not a new football team, but the touring component company’s efforts to send new adventurers out into the wilds, to spread the message of bike touring and camping.

Pass’Portes Du Soliel & Morzine – Rob heads to the alps in search of strong French beer, secret singletrack and the Pass’Portes Du Soleil. All a stone’s throw from his fancy chalet in Morzine.