Rob Warner Rides Again

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Would you trust this man? © Simon Nieborak/Red Bull Content Pool

Rob Warner returned to racing this summer after a nine year absence. He took part in the BDS Round at Antur Stiniog where a selection of ‘UK Mountain Bike Legends’ were invited to race on the 20th anniversary of Jason McRoy’s death. As well as the potential glory or humiliation of his actual result, he put a side bet on with his old rival, Berty (Lee Bertram) that the slower rider of the pair of them would have the other’s winning time tattooed onto their skin. For – ever.

See how he got on – and be ready for the swears – it is Warner, after all.

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Rob also has an eclectic selection of tattoos, as documented in this other Red Bull story.

Like a Home Counties gangsta – © Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool


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 (4)

    That was one of the best mtb videos I’ve ever watched. 🙂

    Brilliant……such a lovely bloke.

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