By the time Singletrack Issue 132 lands on your doorstep, you should be able to do many of the usual things that we look forward to: camping trips to new trails, group rides with friends, and maybe even starting to look to some organised events.
Whether you’re emerging tanned and lean from weeks of furlough and training, or vitamin D deficient and lacking in hair after juggling working from home with tolerance of your neighbours and eduction of your children, Singletrack Issue 132 will have you seeking out new horizons. Of course, it’s not available on the high street, so to get your copy you need to subscribe to Singletrack by midnight on 25th July, or pick it up from our web shop or network of Premier Dealers.
This Issue 132 has a glorious evening sun cover by James Vincent, with the rider sailing off into the distance through the little puffs of bog cotton.
Bike Test: Dynasty of Dave
Dean Hersey tests out three trail bikes from Evil, Pivot and Salsa – all with suspension platforms designed by Dave Weagle.
Interview: Cass Gilbert
Chipps finds out how this professional adventurer balances family life with off-grid escapades.
Classic Ride: Menteith Hills
Pete Scullion guides us on a tour of the Menteith Hills, near Aberfoyle, on the trail of Rob Roy.
International Adventure: Last Flight From Equador
Imagine emerging from the peace of a mountain adventure only to discover that while you were away, the world had changed. That’s what happened to Steve Chapman.
Kit Essentials – Helmets
The Singletrack staff bring you the helmets that are currently protecting the contents of their heads.
International Adventure: La Palma
Cedric Tassan proves there’s more to this Canary Island than beach holidays.
MTB Culture: Bikes for Locals
Tom Hill looks at how six riders have adapted their bikes to their own specific riding needs and local geography. Or has the local geography shaped the riders?
UK Adventure: Cut Gate
Barney goes on a bike ride over Cut Gate in the Peak District to capture the perfect shot of an airplane passing over the famous Dam Busters reservoir. Will he fly gracefully over the Bog of Doom on the way?
UK Adventure: Bothy Life
Sanny sings the praises of that solace in the storm, that comfort from the cold: the bothy.
International Adventure: Atlas Mountain Race
Markus Stitz takes on Morocco’s Atlas Mountain Race on his usual single speed. What does it take to not just complete an event, but enjoy it?
As well as all the above, we have a selection of columns – including a rare non-grumpy piece from Jason Miles. What are you waiting for? Place your order now to be sure you don’t miss out.
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