Issue 108 is already at the printers! You have only until midnight Sunday (11.59pm) to get a print subscription in time to get your hands on the latest copy, or you can go all digital with a cyber-subscription. Click this big yellow button to see your options:
We are gently mopping our fevered brows following frenetic deadline day activity and post deadline day beer. As ever, Issue 108 is full of features to make you wish you hadn’t wasted the summer holidays lazing by the beach. But all is not lost: there is still the Indian Summer; the golden days of autumn; the misty mornings of harvest time. Not the perpetual rain of doom, the grey skies of oppression. Nope, that is not coming our way. Well, it might, and if it does this will be but water off a duck’s back, or your bottom, since among other things we’ve been testing waterproof shorts. Buy some. If it rains you’ll be glad, if it doesn’t rain, you’ll still be glad.
And what else are we bringing you? Well look here, there’s a contents page.
Isn’t it pretty? And if that’s too small for your eyes (we know you’ve ruined them reading chic-lit by the pool) then here you go:
UK Adventure: A Dead Good Day Out
Pete Scullion follows one of the Lake District’s coffin trails, from graveyard to pub.
UK Adventure: Down The Sandstone Way
Oli Townsend checks out England’s newest long distance trail.
International Adventure: Rumble in the Jungle
Jason Miles races across Sri Lanka, fuelled by tea, coffee, and a fear of elephants.
Trail Hunter: Through the Bogs of Time
Tom Fenton revisits the remote, and rather wet, Doethie Valley. Is it as good as he remembers?
Singletrack Room 101
Resident Grumpy Mark presides over your submissions to Room 101.
Classic Ride: Avebury, Wiltshire
Tom Hutton explores the rolling hills and standing stones, while testing Murphy’s First Law of Mountain Biking.
Grouptest: Waterproof Shorts
We’ve ground our gussets, soaked our seams, and wet our waistbands in search of shorts to keep our derrières dry.
Bike Test: Living the Ti-Life
Jason Miles stops stroking and staring at three polished 29er lovelies from J Guillem, Kona and Stanton and takes them out to see whether they ride as well as the look.
Through the Grinder
An array of goods sprinkled with summer rain, ground in summer mud, and very occasionally exposed to actual direct sunlight.
Grinder Bike: Scott Scale 710+
Scott’s plus size hardtail put through mile after mile of testing.
Want the great and gorgeous 16 page longer Subscriber Edition of Singletrack? Here’s what you’ll get if you subscribe:
International Adventure: Murky Morzine
Our Rob heads off on his summer holidays, which prove somewhat damp, but nonetheless fun.
International Adventure: Blackburn Rangers
Chipps goes riding in the wilderness with the varied characters who will be promoting the Blackburn brand this year.
That’s about it. The magazine will be on sale in Singletrack Premier Dealers and other shops on Thursday September 8th. Remember, only the Subscriber Edition (and the Premier Dealer Editions) get the extra big issue of the magazine with another 16 pages of content.