What Mark doesn’t know about social media isn’t worth knowing and his ability to balance “The Stack” is bested only by his agility on a snowboard. Graphs are what gets his engine revving, at least they would if his car wasn’t electric, and data is what you’ll find him poring over in the office. Mark enjoys good whisky, sci-fi and the latest Apple gadget, he is also the best boss in the world (Yes, he is paying me to write this).

2022 ABSA Cape Epic Stage 6 – Watch LIVE

6th Stage: Stellenbosch – Stellenbosch. Distance: 76 km. Climbing: 2700 m Boasting more singletrack per kilometre of racing than in any other 2022 Absa Cape Epic stage, Stage 6 is...

2022 ABSA Cape Epic Stage 5 – Watch LIVE

5th Stage: Greyton – Stellenbosch. Distance: 115 km. Climbing: 2400 m Rusty Gate is, unquestionably, among The Race That Measures All’s most revered climbs. Usually, theassault on it features a...

2022 ABSA Cape Epic Stage 4 – Watch LIVE

4th Stage: Greyton – Greyton. Distance: 82 km. Climbing: 1650m The second day on the trails of Greyton wastes no time in introducing the teams to the region’sspectacular trails. A...

2022 Absa Cape Epic Stage 3 – WATCH LIVE

3rd Stage: Greyton – Greyton. Distance: 101 km. Climbing: 2250 m In 2022, the Absa Cape Epic explores the trails of Greyton like never before. It begins with a day...

60 bike companies pledge to increase sustainable packaging use

Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) and Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) have launched an industry-wide commitment to reduce plastic packaging and eliminate unnecessary packaging from the supply chain. 60...

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2022 Absa Cape Epic Stage 2 – LIVE

2nd Stage: Lourensford Wine Estate – Greyton. Distance: 123 km. Climbing: 2350m Stage 2 of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic heads due east, taking the teams on an African Odyssey...

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2022 Absa Cape Epic Stage 1 – LIVE

1st Stage: Lourensford Wine Estate – Lourensford Wine Estate. Distance: 92 km. Climbing: 2850m The first marathon stage of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic leaves nowhere to hide. Scaling King’s...

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2022 Absa Cape Epic Prologue Stage – LIVE

Stage: Prologue: Lourensford Wine Estate Distance: 24 km. Climbing: 700m After eight years the Absa Cape Epic, that claims to be the toughest MTB race in the world, returns to...

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Forum Sentiment Analysis: The mood of the ‘nation’ in 1 graph

The Singletrack Forum is really quite a thing to study. In the last 14 years its accrued more than 10 million posts generated by more than 120k registered users (In...

Singletrack MegaSack 2021 LIVE DRAW – Watch it here

Join Mark at 7pm on New Year’s Eve, live from his front room for the grand prize draw of the year. If you have entered (and got the question right)...

Orbea Rise MT M10 – Editors’ Choice Awards 2021

The Singletrack Staffers pick the standout products and locations from their riding year. This article was originally published in Singletrack Magazine Issue 140. The year has felt a little like...

Bike Park Wales – Editors’ Choice Awards 2021

The Singletrack Staffers pick the standout products and locations from their riding year. This article was originally published in Singletrack Magazine Issue 140. The year has felt a little like...

Singletrack MegaSack Countdown 2021 Day 20 – Lezyne Bundle

Into another week with an awesome prize that could be yours in the next 24 hours. Lezyne Bundle – Grip Drive HV M Black hand pump, Digital mini shock drive...

Singletrack MegaSack Countdown Day 14 – Deity Bar & Stem Combo

It’s day 14 and we are still not quite half way through the prize list. Today we have some cockpit gubbins for you to look at and learn about from...

Last Chance To Vote! Singletrack Reader Awards 2021 In Association With Kona

Voting closes on 1st November! Make sure you vote for those you want to win before then! The time has come for you to cast your votes in this year’s...

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5 Pro Bike Checks from Red Bull Rampage 2021

What tyres for… back flipping off a cliff, hitting the lilypad, then heading straight into a sui? Our man on the ground at the Red Bull Rampage practice days, Fahzure...

Fresh Goods Friday 571 – The ‘Quick! It’s briefly sunny outside’ issue

It’s all got a bit ping-tastic up here, so some of us are diving outside and enjoying a bike ride while we can, others have their fingers crossed for half...

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Boardman Bikes – Long Wait For Bikes Ends Today

The ongoing shortage of bikes and parts continues to affect us all. Whether you are looking for a new bike or just trying to keep your existing bike(s) running the...

What Ever Happened To Animal? The Animal to Elliot Brown Podcast

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Animal, that brand from that 90’s that made trendy watch straps and steel watches for the outdoorsy types, then this podcast will provide...

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Updated: Red Bull Hardline Qualifiers Cancelled Due To High Winds

It’s just been announced that the qualifying stage of the Red Bull Hardline event currently underway in Wales has been postponed due to high winds. The very brief release reads…...

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EarShots – first look and giveaway of these magnetic earphones for riders

Listening to tunes while you ride is a contentious topic. Even if we put aside the arguments about safety if you ride with traffic there’s still the purist POV about...

The RockShox Domain Fork Is Back! First Look & Podcast

If you’ve been riding mountain bikes for a decade or more then you will probably at least have some part of the back of your brain ringing that bell of...

Singletrack Issue 136 The Future Of MTB Technology

Dean Hersey gets fully crystal ball and looks at what the mountain bikes we ride might look like in the near-enough future. Will we finally get the hover-bikes we were...

Classic Ride 136 – Rivington Pike

Mark takes a trip back to the trails of his youth and remembers why he still loves riding the trails of Rivington Pike. Words Mark Photography Amanda This being the……

The story behind Troy Lee Designs A3 Helmet – The Stikman Interview

Last week Troy Lee Designs launched its new open face trail helmet complete with impressive list of features. Andi has had one on his head for a few weeks now...

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BREAKING: Mum to be, Rachel Atherton in car crash (She’s fine)

Multi World Cup DH winner, Rachel Atherton, who recently announced her pregnancy, posted on Instagram pictures of her written off VW Camper van after a collision with an oncoming driver...

Fresh Goods Friday 540 – The We’re Coming Up On 20 Edition!

Normally here it is customary to include some waffle and some wibble about whatever is happening in the world. But a) we’ve no idea what’s happening in the world because...

Maxxis Shorty Gen 2 – An updated spikey tyre for mud and extreme dust

Ever popular for UK wet weather trail, downhill, or enduro riding, the mid-spike Maxxis Shorty is getting an update. It’s also apparently suitable for ‘extreme dust’, but unless there’s room...

Untold British history of mountain biking hits 1 million views

The feature length documentary, Mountain Biking, The Untold British Story, charts the history of the mountain bike viewed from a British perspective. Through interviews and rides with many of the...

Bike Shop Thieves Strike Twice – Again!

It’s the second time this week that we find ourselves reporting on a bike shop being broken into for the second time in a month. This time it’s Cycle Gear...