Grumpy, happy, hairy, overweight and awesome. I started riding offroad in 1978, and never stopped. I was once Charlie The Bikemonger, I invented orienBEERing, the Clunker Classic, and the Dorset Gravel Dash. I own the Bum Butter brand and I'm a co-owner of Dirt Dash Events. I also work at Singletrack, I have the self-appointed job title of "Overlord of the leftovers" and look after the merch shop, and marketing. Other interests include skateboards, surfboards, motorbikes, and cooking (I invented the Beefer Reefer).

Charlie Departs Singletrack World To Spend More Time With His Bikes

So, I have decided to retire, really badly, because, quite simply: It does not cost a lot to be poor and ride your bike all day. 2015, A Surly sticker...

Singletrack Subscribers Save Up To 65% On Casio and Hello Fresh

Singletrack subscribers get exclusive access to 100’s of great discounts, and this week we have a few new ones to add to the list. 20% Off Casio. Singletrack subscribers now...

Save Over 50% on Singletrack Hip Flask Bundle

Was £31.98 Now £14.99! Only 16 flask strap-on combos left Hip flask etched with “Drunks, Saddle Tramps, Stoners, Big Hitters, Bike Benders”

Save up to 50% in our big flip-off STW Shop Sale!

We only have single digit numbers left of some of these items. Don’t miss out! We could do with clearing the shop shelves in preparation for next season. Which is...

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Subscribe to Singletrack World today and butter your bum for free

Join today! We have 100 tubs of the world famous Happy Bottom Bum Butter - worth £19.99 - to give away to 100 new subscribers.

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Deals For Overheating Singletrack Members

Here is a roundup of all our Discy McDiscounts for hot weather. Oakley! Camelbak! SunGod! Reef! Sweaty Betty!

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Singletrack Kitchen: Okay Poke Fish Recipe.

The first thing you need to know is that “poke” is pronounced “pow – kay”. Okay? It’s from the Hawaiian word for “slice”. So that makes this a bowl of……

Fresh Goods Friday 667 – The Holey Decking Edition

Happy August Bank Holiday people! We hope you\'re doing something nice and that the weather plays ball.

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Singletrack Kitchen: Stufato Di Ciclista Affamato Recipe

I stumbled (literally, my legs were tired, the day had been long, the sun was beating down, the steps were uneven, and the wine was very good) upon this in………

Save £178+ on Your Food Shopping: Singletrack Discount Of The Week

Cost Of Living Busters Among the hundreds of Singletrack discounts you get as a member, there are some real cost of living busters. Discounts that will get stuck into food...

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25% Off Oakley: Singletrack Discount Of The Week

Singletrack members have access to a whole bunch of rewards including 25% Off Oakley sunglasses. It’s just one of the great reasons to be a Singletracker. Each week we will...

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Singletrack Discount Of The Week: Vivobarefoot Shoes.

Singletrack members have access to a whole bunch of rewards including Vivobarefoot shoes. It’s just one of the great reasons to be a Singletracker. Each week we will highlight a...

Fresh Goods Friday 659 – The Fiddle Edition

Hannah here, fresh from a podcast recording which has left me full of beans and bike enthusiasm. Assuming I haven’t screwed up the technical side of recording, you should get...

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Singletrack World’s Super Summer Sizzler Sale

Gooood mooorrrning Singletrack World! It’s hot, dam hot, so hot I can cook things in my shorts, do a little “crotch pot cooking”. In this recent hot weather I have...

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Bike Check: Charlie’s Surly Singlespeed Karate Monkey

At Singletrack we get to see all the latest technology and ride countless bikes, but what bikes do Singletrack staffers ride home on? After we have downloaded new firmware for……

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Singletrack Kitchen: Air Fryer Cheesy Courgette Balls

Say everybody have you seen my balls? They’re big, cheesy and hot! I think they might also be good for you too. Cook these in an oven or an air……

Fresh Goods Friday 654 – Kylo Ren’s British Knights Edition

Benji is out on a hill with bikes. So is Amanda. Charlie is on holiday. This video was already in here, so it means something to someone but I (Hannah)...

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Can You Ebike a 100 Mile Bikepacking Route?

Ebikes are great when it comes to allowing people to do things they don’t normally do. Look at all the 50+ people returning to mountain biking with the help of……

Fresh Goods Friday 652 – The Roadtrippin’ Edition

Some of us have been roadtrippin\'. Some of us are still out there roadtrippin\'. Some of us are merely plottin\' some roadtrippin\'. How about you? Are you thinkin\' o\' \'trippin\'?

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Singletrack Kitchen: Wild Garlic Soup

Let’s get this out the way right from the start. You are probably wondering why there is a wild garlic soup recipe on your favourite mountain bike website. Science and……

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Single Speed World Champs 2023. Why?

In typical single speed style this year’s world championship has been announced. So, dig the old single speed out of your shed, lower your standards and expectations, and start planning...

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Save £££s With New Singletrack Member Discounts

Great news everyone! We have thumbed the Singletrack membership discounts up to “Turbo”, to use an e-bike term. All print and digital Singletrack members now have access to hundreds of...

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Charlie’s Birthday Bargain – Old Dog New Tricks

51, I think it’s 51 this year. Recently I have been mostly preventing the onset of old age by ignoring it, losing count of the years, and successfully maintaining a...

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Know Your Trail Users

Charlie takes a light hearted look at the wonderful variety of people we share the trails with. It’s that time of year again when the clocks go forward, the sun...

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It’s Anthony’s Birthday and He Is A “Volped”

At Singletrack this week it’s Anthony’s birthday. Ant looks after the tech side of Singletrack World. Think of him as the hamster overlord of technical things I don’t understand (Ed...

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Singletrack Kitchen: Pub Bike Gumbo

By popular demand, here’s another recipe from Charlie to warm you up and fill you up after a ride. This is a really efficient recipe as it is great for……

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Benji’s Bonzer Birthday Bargain Thingy

When a Singletrack staff member clocks up being another year further away from being a teenager, we do a little special Singletrack merch offer. In Sheep We trust I have...

Fresh Goods Friday 644 – The Where Am I Edition

It is, inexplicably, Friday again. The longest fastest week to date. Are we sliding ever faster, reaching terminal velocity, and then about to hit British Summer Time? Hopefully it’s like...

Fresh Goods Friday 641: The Big Purple Edition

We hope you\'re not struggling too much with the absence of baby plum tomatoes in your packed lunch, or pepper sticks to dip in your hummus.

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New Membership Perk: Cheaper Cleats! And What Else?

We wanted to give Singletrack Members another membership perk. Great deal on Shimano SPD cleats!