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Inside Singletrack World Issue 142
Editorial: Gambling With Choices
Chipps ponders those moments where the path you choose makes all the difference.
UK Adventure: The Shugborough Inscription
Pete mixes fact, fantasy and pure speculation on a tour of Cannock Chase.
Classic Ride: The Other Peaks
Chipps takes on a tour around one of Yorkshire’s iconic Three Peaks with a couple of similarly iconic characters.
MTB Culture: A Seismic Event
Hannah Collingridge looks at the events scene and asks what bike races, bike gatherings and their organisers need to make them fun (again).
Kit Essentials: Flat Pedal Shoes
What makes a great flat pedal shoe, and who is delivering? Benji and the test team get pedalling.
UK Adventure: The Art Of Not Suffering
Sanny sets off to prove that bikepacking need not involve long periods of misery and discomfort.
Column: Mirror Mirror
Our cover artist, Anders, struggles to match aspiration to reality.
Bike Test: The Big Short
Benji ponders the meaning of ‘short’ as he rags these three not-long travel bikes round his local trails.
Charlie serves up Chipps’ Stag Breakfast
Pete’s Pros: Rachel Atherton
Pete takes in laps and baby naps with Rachel Atherton on her home turf.
Interview: Going Downhill
Steve Chapman chats to the unassuming Pearces who have shaped UK downhill racing.
International Adventure: Costa Del Climb
Amanda goes on a beach holiday, turns her back to the sea and rides inland to find trails and adventure.
International Adventure: Nice To See You, To See You… Nice!
Tech-averse Sanny loses himself in the sun and dusty trails of Southern France.
Last Word: My Ride Pal
Hannah has found a new friend to ride with.
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We’d love to hear what your thought of the last issue of Singletrack World Magazine, including how you read it. We’ve got a short survey here so we can gather your feedback on Issue 141.
Don’t forget, whether you’re a member or not, you can enjoy our cover painting by Anders Engberg in all its beauty as a print. And if you think you might just want to buy this issue in print, it’s available to buy in our shop.