Order Good Things for the year ahead – Singletrack Issue 135 Is Coming

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Some of you may be barely digesting your Christmas edition of Singletrack Magazine – and if you were lucky enough to be given a gift membership make sure you activate it so that your magazines start arriving! But while we’re not going to rush you to read December’s magazine – the slow enjoyment of good things being a valuable commodity right now – we do want to warn you that the deadline to join us in time to receive February’s edition is fast approaching.

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Why deny yourself a small pleasure? Go on, sign up today and know that whatever else the year might bring, there will be six glorious issues of Singletrack Magazine coming your way, plus a host of Member benefits and online discounts.

Now let’s extend the pleasure by adding in some anticipation. What do we have coming for you in February’s issue?

Issue 135 Cover – Pete Scullion

The master of the brooding sky and awesome light, Pete Scullion, brings us this issue’s cover. With the rider perfectly timed and positioned in front of the sun – or is it a passing comet on a far flung otherworld where two suns offer perpetual daylight for the lucky mountain biking lifeforms?

Classic Ride – Reeth

The original idea for this Classic Ride was to try to find something as close as possible to Barnard Castle, for reasons we can’t quite remember. Alas, things didn’t quite work out that way, so instead Barney went to Reeth. Which is quite near to Barnard Castle. Nearer than London, anyway.

Pete’s Pros – Jamie Edmondson

Getting dropped from the Seagrave’s set up doesn’t seem to have done Jamie any harm, having bagged an U21 EWS and an Elite DH podium this year. What will 2021 and beyond hold for this rising star?

Kit Essentials – Pumps

You need a pump. In fact, you probably want two – a big one for home and a little one for on the trail. Check out the pumps that keep us rolling and stop us feeling flat.

The Seatpost Guy

Barney goes to visit The Seatpost Guy. If you’ve forgotten to lube your seatpost, he’s the guy you need – through some sort of sorcery he can remove your seatpost without damaging your frame. Barney takes various truth serums and spells with him on his quest to find out the secret that’s more closely guarded than the recipe for Coke.

Tour de Ben Nevis

Sanny has good reasons not to go to the top of Ben Nevis, but going round it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea for a summer’s day ride.

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

The source of our cover image, and with enough glorious shots to adorn a whole year of magazine covers, Pete reflects on a route that kept defying him and weighs up whether it’s better to give up when you’re ahead, returning again (and again) another day.

New Year, New Bike?

Could testing look any colder?

We test three bikes from Ibis, Orange and Revel which are newly available on our shores. All in the ‘ride up and down’ category. All in the ‘more than a little bit but less than a lot of travel’ category. How do you choose when bikes are this good?

New Zealand Trucking

How do you get into the middle of nowhere, before heading off to the edge of nowhere on your bike? One option looks like you trade off effort and replace it with terror. Tony Hutcheson and Jamie Nicoll go exploring, New Zealand style.

Riding the Iron Curtain

With travel further afield off the menu, Markus Stitz takes a trip back to his childhood home of East Germany, for what turns out to be a thought provoking tour of this former borderland.

Riding Solo

After a year when group rides have been largely off the cards, Chipps explores the reasons why some people ride alone year in year out. Is it out of logistical need, mental necessity, or perhaps no one else shares their idea of ‘a good ride’?

Doesn’t that sound like a good way to start the year? Now, imagine that this kind of good stuff lands in your letterbox six times a year. Now, quit imagining, and make that a reality, by joining us today – or give someone else the gift of things to look forward to in the year ahead.

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Amanda Wishart

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Amanda is our resident pedaller, who loves the climbs as much as the descents. No genre of biking is turned down, though she is happiest when at the top of a mountain with a wild descent ahead of her. If you ever want a chat about concussion recovery, dealing with a Womb of Doom or how best to fuel an endurance XC race, she's the one to email.

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Comments (5)

    Already? Crikey, I’m sure the current issue only just landed (although the coffee is long gone right enough).

    I would say that Pete must be the Robert Johnson of the photographic world, but his soul seems to be in the pictures, so he can’t have sold it. His pictures are always bonkers.

    Ummmm is it me or have 134 and 135 got a very Scottish feel about them?

    @Scott_Biles we do our best not to be ‘too Scotland’, but since you can ride all of Scotland and relatively small bits of the rest of the country it does get tricky. ‘Oh look, there’s that bridleway in Surrey again’… 🙂 Pete’s pieces in this issue happen to be shot in Scotland, but they’re not really about Scotland (he just lives there and when you add in travel restrictions you can’t go far afield for fun times). Hopefully you’ll find plenty to enjoy regardless.

    Hi @Hannah Dobson, Not a problem, just p*ssed off I can’t get to all the places I read about. It’s only January and we are already saying “maybe we could do that next year!”. If only the footpaths in England were re-designated as bridleways what a world of opportunities would be open to cyclists.

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