We’re still wearing shorts, despite the unsightly nettle rash (they do get more concentrated as the summer goes on, we’re sure of it). Each day the socks are getting a little longer and a little woolier, and eventually we’ll be force to admin that it’s time for trousers, jumpers, maybe even the first dusty airing of the heating.
As we start the gentle decomposition of autumn, a fresh new issue of Singletrack Magazine is being prepared. Make your last embers of summer riding enthusiasm get a little puff of air to boost them and warm your legs into the chill winds of winter. Subscribe today to get Singletrack Issue 127 delivered to your door.
Here’s what’s inside…
UK Adventure – Dark Is Good
The clocks may be changing, but Sanny thinks this is no reason to be downhearted. Riding by dawn’s early light becomes a lot easier when the day doesn’t start at 4am.
Classic Ride – The South Downs
It’s that classic southern route that every UK mountain biker should probably do at least once. Tom Hutton ventures out on a blistering hot day for a reminder of why.
Column: Jason Miles
Our regular columnist tries really hard not to write about bodily functions.
International Adventure: Denmark
Amanda goes to Denmark expecting hygge, pastries and big jumpers. Instead she ends up foraging for her tea on a burial mound, and cold and naked in the north sea.
Column: Generation Gapped
Adam Batty goes riding with his Dad and his Grandad, with e-bikes bridging the gap between the generations.
Adieu Trans Provence
Tom Hill goes behind the scenes of the final Trans Provence race, giving us an insight into just how much effort this classic event has taken to put on. If you were thinking about creating its replacement, you might want to read this first.
UK Adventure – Lake District Traverse
Nigel Page wheelies his way across the Lake District, while Chipps chases on both wheels and make notes on all Nigel’s tales from his years in the bike industry.
Bike Test: British Steel
Antony de Heveningham tests out three steel hardtails from Shand, Stanton, and 18 Bikes – designed and built right here in the UK.
If you nip down to your newsagent or supermarket, your fun will stop there. But if you subscribe or buy your copy from our shop or one of our Premier Dealers, you’ll be able to enjoy the extended entertainment of our Premier Edition, which contains the following additional features:
Verbier by Train
If we all got one flight less the world would be a better place. Mark finds out what it’s like to take the train to Switzerland. Well, trains. Quite a few of them in fact.
Emma and Carly have packed in their day jobs and packed up their van for a life on the road, then naively sign up to the Pass’Portes Du Soleil…