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This crisp Lake District cover shows the reward for persistence and getting on up and out there. An unpromising start to the day gave way to sunshine and the perfect inversion. Nils Amelinckx bags his first Singletrack World cover. This shot is also available as a quality A4 and A3 print in the Singletrack merch store. What’s more, a share of the profits goes to the Rider Resilience organisation that help people through the hardest of times.
UK Adventure: Reyt Good Time
Amanda heads off on an overnight group ride that leaves the pressure at behind. Good vibes, with the Reyt Good crew.
Classic Ride: Jura
Markus Stitz sets you up for a solid adventure, in this route guide around Jura that’s sure to have you making plans for summer.
Column: Vinegar and Brown Paper
A nasty crash has Chad Bean looking at his local trails from a new perspective.
International Adventure: Kids In The Back(country)
Adventures with kids might just show you what you’ve been missing out. Tony Hutcheson makes the case for taking your kids along for the ride.
Kit Essentials: Real World Forks
140mm forks appear to be something of the forgotten forks out there. All the hype and attention goes to Enduro and XC race forks. Zeb this, 38 that, SID the other. The middle ground often gets overlooked. But for those of us looking for a new fork for their shorter travel full suspension trail bike or their hardtail, 140mm is where it’s at.Join Benji as he conducts his real world test, for real world riders.
Column / What New Standards Have Been Worth It?
Maybe don’t go to the pub with Benji if you’re a bike industry engineer…
MTB Culture: The Aberdeen Scene
What does it take to create a thriving scene in a location apparently quite a long way away? Antony de Heveningham heads to Aberdeenshire to find out.
Bike Test: Why £2k?
Can any of these bikes from Boardman, Jamis and Vitus wow us with their value for money? Benji and Rhys take to the trails in search of good value fun.
Column / I♥MY
Amanda shows us the kit that’s been keeping her going this winter.
International Adventure: New Kids Sur Le Bloc
Last year, Chipps chucked (most of) it all in moved to a small village in the French mountains. But how do you say ‘Show me to the good trails!’ in French?
Last Word: Feel The Love
Hannah goes head over heels… in a good way.
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