Rio Race Course on Fire!

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We’re all stoked and looking forward to this weekend’s mountain bike racing at Rio, where we’re sure the riders will be lighting up the trails with a roaring display of skill, speed, and lycra. However, things seem to have hotted up a little early, and the race course has been threatened by fire.

Updates from the appropriately named Simon Burney suggest the course has acted as a fire break and the damage has been limited.

Although the life of this brush seems extinguished as it now looks more like a post celebration bundle of silly string. Let’s hope that’s it for set backs and that we can all look forward to a great weekend of racing. what tyres run best on cold ashes we wonder? Check out British contender Grant Ferguson’s bike set up here.


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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    Panaracer Cinder’s of course.

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