Tuesday Treats 57: MTB Kerala Revisited

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Your once a week dose of retail therapy from Singletrack’s Premier Dealers, stockists and advertisers.

Tuesday Treats gives you a quality serving of independent bike retailing and a chance to win big in this week’s prize draw.

This week, we revisit Mountain Bike Kerala.

Tuesday Treats, week 57. We’re revisiting the guys with the dream job, we all want… one day. Mountain Bike Kerala’s Mike McLean picks up the story…

Words fail us. Stunning. Photo courtesy Dan Milner

Apart from the obvious… we’re all a year wiser, what’s changed over this last year?

At MTB Kerala it’s more singletrack in a word. It’s been a magic year for us. We unearthed some new trails, which we used for the first time last year, which went down a storm and we are on a reccy now in the Himalaya in search of some new MTB Nirvana.

Teaming up with DH and Enduro star Tracy Moseley was great for us, as was having a MTB shutterbug legend (that’s Dan Milner don’t you know), on our now near legendary Himalayan trips.

Any new routes that really tickle your fancy?

While our Kerala Singletrack Tours continues to be a big hit, we also have a Coast to Coast Tour this year as well. This will be a departure from our MTB roots/routes (its road based, so probably no place here to talk about that) but it’s something different, taking us to remote parts of India that have likely never seen a tourist, as well as the great sights and a whole lot of luxury thrown in to boot. Its great fun and has a bit of a 900km south Indian bar crawl feel to it.

What’s your current best-selling/hottest product?

Our Himalayan Epic Trips are scheduled for this October and April 2014 and are almost sold out.

Big skies, long trails, wee people

Why are you the go-to-guys out there then, really.

As ever, the riding and locations take care of themselves. In short, India and our guides make the tours that extra bit special. Pankaj Danu, Jibin Joy and Rakesh Mahander continue to attract fans in their droves, both for their riding styles and off the bike all round magic. No day is ever the same with these guys. Don’t take my word for it. Check out our moving images…

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Any nearly secret projects on the go?

We are almost there with our recycled inner tube wallet which promises to be the ultimate in pocket-sized-rubber-sophistication. We will be giving these out to all our guests, so its worth signing up for a trip, just for one of these!

Lastly, what do Singletrack Premier Subscribers get from you guys?

Premier Subscribers benefit from 10% off all MTB Kerala’s trips and the winner of this week’s prize will also benefit from an additional 5% off all 2013/14 trips (booked before 31 March 2014).

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