Scottish ‘cross on the telly tonight…

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BBC Two Scotland’s The Adventure Show will be featuring coverage of
the final rounds of the 2008 Scottish Cyclocross series from Glengorm
Castle, Mull this Sunday. The show is due on between 18:05 and 19:05 and includes
footage from both days of racing and two of the presenters tackling
the courses.


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (6)

    I thought I recognised a certain rider.

    I watched it, it was very good. who was the dude with STW riding top Chipps ?

    Available on BBCi player for us sassanachs!

    How many laps did you manage Chipps?

    i know…. well more met that dan whitehead guy… i think? he works in the little bike shop just off john street in aberden? anyone confirm that?

    I can’t remember how many laps – it felt like about four too many though 🙂

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