Issue 115 – Pre Order Your Copy Now

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You’re too late to subscribe for this issue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get this gorgeous helping of Autumn delivered to you door. Just pre-order your copy here.

Cover shot by Justa Jeskova

See? Autumn is great. Can’t you just hear the crunch of golden leaves under your tyres? Smell the rich aroma of fresh fallen conkers? Hear the whoops of delight on the trail ahead? Surely you need a copy of this on your coffee table to remind you to get out and ride while the leaves are golden.

Of course you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, so let’s see what other lovely treats we hav inside for you.

Nathan Hughes – 100 Years Later

100 Years Later
In scenery so stunning you have to wonder how anyone could think of fighting in it, Nathan Hughes rides the trails of the Italian-Swiss border, where tank traps and barbed wire betray the bloody history of this borderland.

If you want to get away from it all, this is the place.

Finland: It’s Not All About Snow
Hannah heads to where Finland meets the Russian border for a fat bike adventure in about as remote a location as you could imagine.

As well as far flung adventures, we’ve been busy seeking out trails in the UK. Tom Fenton continues his Trailhunter search in Dartmoor, while Sanny takes us on a classic ride round the Merrick, South West Scotland.

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Classic Ride – Sanny takes us on a tour of the Merrick in Scotland, where there are great views to be had… if you get the weather.

To satisfy your technical appetites, we’ve a bunch of prime product for you in Singletrack Recommended, a Kit Bag peek inside a pro tool box, plus two big tech features to sink your thinking cells into…


Alloy alloy alloy, what have we here then?

Bike Test – Carbon Copies
We check out three alloy bikes from brands better known for their carbon super bikes. Are they just as good?

Group Test – Trail Brakes
Do you want to stop dead? Or need a little more finesse? Do you want bite, or butter? We put eight sets of brakes put to the test, with the best four getting the full review treatment in this issue, so you can stop when and how you want to.

We’re Singletrack and we’re not afraid to be different. In this issue’s Oddball, we bring you (street legal) knives for all those bike related – and sausage related – tasks, while columnist Jason Miles asks what lengths we’ll go to in future to enhance our ride.

Premier Edition – EXTRA 32 Pages

Every subscriber gets the Premier Edition, with extra features that are just not available in newsagent copies of Singletrack. The Premier Edition also has a cover free from attention grabbing headlines, which results in it looking lovelier on your coffee table. That’s less stuff ON, and more stuff IN. And if you pre-order your copy today, it’s this extra lovely version that will be landing on your doormat. For Issue 115, the extra features are:

XC, Whistler style

Whistler For Mortals
Sanny discovers that you don’t have to go full gnar in the bike parks to have fun. Keeping his wheels on the ground still offers fun – and bears.

The Answer Is Yes, Now Where Are We Going?
Charlie the Bike Monger tells you to say yes and ask questions later. Anything else is boring.

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Escaping the Bike Parks – Anthony Pease avoids the French bike parks and heads off for a hut to hut trip in the Alps.

Finding Adventure In the Alps
Anthony Pease heads away from the way marked bike parks for off the beaten track adventure. Danger comes in various forms, including hangovers and cats.

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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