Issue 104: Pre-Order Now!

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Look at that cover – dust! Remember that? The state that mud returns to for a couple of weeks a year? Ah…dust…warm golden sunshine…evening rides…it’s coming… Spring is coming! And so is Issue 104 – so make sure you pre-order a copy now and get yourself a bunch of inspiration and interest to get your legs a-twitching and wanting to ride.

Issue 104 cover, colin meagher

What’s inside?

Hans Rey – No Way? Yes Way! 30 years as a sponsored bike rider. Hans must be doing something right. We chat over burgers and beer.
Bike Test: Hardcore Hardtails – We test three examples of that very British of bike categories: the long forked hardtail, with bikes from Ritchey, Onza and Chromag.
Classic Calderdale – Sim ponders our need to name trails and places on a guided tour of Singletrack’s own home trails.
Trail helmets – 12 (count them!) trail helmets ridden and rated.
Early Rider – a profile of a company that’s making kids’ bikes cool again
Nepal – Spectacular views and bikepacking courtesy of Miranda Murphy, Todd Weselake and Steve Shannon.
Joe Barnes – A profile of enduro racer, former downhill racer and Dude of Hazzard Joe Barnes

Stunning photography accompanies our Nepal Bike Packing feature.

And in our supplementary section, available to Subscribers or through our shop and network of Premier Dealers – but not on the Newsstand:

Shimano: behind the blue veil – Chipps goes to Japan (and Singapore) to see what makes this very private company tick.
Retro Bikes Were the good old days better, or just different? Warning: may contain pictures of alarming outfits.

Go on, get it ordered, you know you want to!

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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