It’s Here! Singletrack Magazine Issue 121 – Where Will Your Read Yours?

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Singletrack Issue 121 has landed! Whoop! If you’re a subscriber your copy has probably landed. Have you ripped it open eagerly, or are you saving it for some quality me time? Why not tag us on Instagram or Twitter so we can see how you read yours?

Where will you read yours?

What do you mean you don’t have a copy? Get yours here now!

What do you mean, you’re not sure if you want a copy? Let us show you what you’re missing…

UK Adventure: The Lakes Are Dry

Honest, this isn’t Spain.

Sanny takes advantage of the long dry summer to check out a Lake District route reputed to be so wet and horrible that only a fool would try it.

The magazine is real, but is also available in digital format.

Classic Ride: Clwydian Hills

The green, green grass of Wales.

Tom Hutton takes us on a tour of this lesser known riding spot in an effort to persuade us there’s more to Wales that trail centres and Snowdon.

International Adventure: Valencian Stage Racing

Words of encouragement?

Jason Miles dons his best Lycra and jumps on one of the worst bikes he’s ever ridden to take part in a local Spanish stage race. Spoiler: he doesn’t win, but by getting to hear the tale, you do.

Interview: Simon Gallup – There Is No Cure

For those about to rock…

Best known as the bassist from The Cure, Simon Gallup is a fan and collector of Orange Bikes. Chipps goes to check out what’s in his shed…quite a lot as it turns out.

Big Feature: Build It And They Will Come

Harmless fun?

Antony de Heveningham takes a look at ‘pirate trails’ and asks whether they’re breathing life into the trail network, or threatening their very existence.

Tech Focus: MIPS – Twisting My Melon

Dr Barney will see you now.

Our resident neuroscientist Dr Barney Marsh checks out the technology behind MIPS helmets, and the injury risks driving their development.

Bike Test: XXC

XC, with Xtra fun.

We test out three short travel full suspension bikes from Intense, Saracen and Yeti to see how this new crop of slack(ish) but swift bikes compares to their steeper XC brethren.

This issue’s cover is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Taken by Harookz, how could you not smile a little bit seeing this?

So cute. So furry. Probably really big and hairy by now.

If you nip down to your newsagent or supermarket, your fun will stop there. But if you subscribe or buy your copy from one of our Premier Dealers, you’ll be able to enjoy the extended entertainment of our Premier Edition, which contains the following additional features:

Interview: The Not So Nutty Professor

Yeah, I can fix that.

Sanny chats to Ben from Kinetics, a bike shop for the enthusiastic fettler. As much museum as it is shop, there are many treasures to be found – and if you can’t find it, there’s a fair chance Ben will be able to make it.

UK Adventure: Mystic Mountain Biking

Can you feel the force?

Barney takes a good hard look at whether the legend of ley lines might hold spectacular secrets of sumptuous singletrack.

International Adventure: Crested Butte 40 Years On

Historic artifacts or current playthings?

Godfather of mountain biking, Charlie Kelly, takes us on a pilgrimage to one of the original mountain bike adventures. It seems the good old days are still here.

Like what you see? Buy Issue 121 here.

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When was the last time you read a magazine that made you feel this good?

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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