I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

British National DH Series Rd 2 Fort William Photo Gallery

This is a giant raw photo dump, no editing and tickling because a) it’s still a bank holiday, b) I haven’t had a shower since Friday morning and c) my...

A Mountain Biking Manifesto

With a snap election called in the UK, the key policies are already likely to be decided by the parties – the professional lobbyists who have been influencing their way……

N1NO BEYOND: Never Quit – New Series with Nino Schurter

This is the first episode in a new series from Cut Media looking at Nino Schurter and his life beyond the race tape. Is it building up to a big...

Founders Buy Back Kona Bicycles

After a surprise stand shut down at Sea Otter and mass layoff of staff last month, Kona Bicycles has been bought back from Kent Outdoors by founders Dan Gerhard and...

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Crossword: The Bike Tools Edition

We’ve got cryptic-ish clues, and the answers are all tools you might use on your bike. If you’re not from the UK, you’ll likely find this a bit harder since………

Fresh Goods Friday 705 – The Freewheelin’ Edition

Good day to you. We trust this Friday finds you well and that you are suitably pre-amped for the weekend. Not pre-amped in the vinyl hipster stylee. That would lead...

Join Us Today To Get The June Edition of Singletrack Magazine!

This time round, the Bank Holiday means you need to subscribe by 9am on Friday 24th May to get your copy of Singletrack World. That’s a little earlier than usual,...

Last Chance To Respond! UK Trails Project Survey: Shape your riding future here

This survey closes at midnight on Wednesday 15th May – take your last chance to respond now! Whether you’re a rider, a landowner, a trail association, or a mix of...

Bikemon Go! Your May Ride Inspiring Download

Back in issue 153 in February, Hannah proposed an alternative approach to measuring rides. As part of that, we gave you a set of ride ‘achievements’ to collect in the……

Fresh Goods Friday 704 – The Nadir E Me Edition

Welcome to episode 704 of the Freshies, as nobody calls them. Benji is all waffled out, so you can have an opening rant from Hannah instead.

Book Review: Potholes and Pavements

Some years ago I met Laura Laker and she seemed to me to be an essentially nice and positive person. One of those people it would be hard to be...

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Stolen! Frameworks Racing’s Van Full of Gear and Bikes

Neko Mulally has taken to Instagram in an appeal to recover his team’s stolen bikes and gear. The van, containing a number of bikes and spares, was stolen from outside...

Bike Check: Ministry Cycles CNC Protoype

This bike at the EXT stand at Sea Otter caught my eye, so I stopped its designer Chris Curry for a bit more insight into what it’s all about. What………

Bike Check: Erik’s Rat Race Drop Out Cargo Bike

One of the joys (for me, anyway) of the Sea Otter Classic is the unusual bikes that people turn up with, and the stories behind them. I clocked this heavily……

Socks Of The Sea Otter Classic

I was going to call this ‘Socks of Sea Otter’, but then I thought ‘shiny boots of leather’ and thought that socks made of Sea Otter would be distressing. Probably...

British Team for 2024 UEC MTB European Championships Announced

The road to the Olympics hots up with the European Champions in just over a week in Romania. British Cycling has just announced who will be racing for Britain at...

Retro Bike Check: Foes LTS 16

I felt like there were a few fewer retro bikes rolling around this year’s Sea Otter Classic, but this one caught my eye so I stopped its owner for a………

Smart Tires: Tyres From Space Coming Your Way Soon?

At an unassuming looking booth at Sea Otter there was some mega science going down. You’ll have to take my word for it, but the hollow rod of this Nitinol……

Bike Check: Jordy Scott’s Dual Slalom Hyper

Jordy Scott is one of those up and coming riders that might not have come onto your radar unless you follow the Crankworx scene. She was just about to go……

DEADLINE Midnight Tonight! Government Consults On Legalising Higher Powered Ebikes

The consultation for this closes at midnight tonight. It seems pretty unanimous among the bike world that the proposals would be a big mistake. The Bicycle Association has created a...

Bikes Bikes Bikes! The Show Bikes of Sea Otter

Whether it’s a tricked out bike for a show stand, a special lucky race build, or just the garage geek project, there are some unusual bikes to be spotted at………

Even More Sea Otter New Things

Phew, by the power of airport internet, jet lag, and many battery pack charges, here’s the second and final instalment of new things spotted at Sea Otter. Look out for...

A Closer Look At The We Are One Modular Prototype DH Bike

We Are One makes their bikes and components in Kamloops, Canada. The Hope of Kamloops, perhaps? Their onsite manufacturing lets them prototype things quickly, which led to the slightly unexpected…………

Martha Gill: The New Sea Otter Dual Slalom Champion

Martha Gill was out at Sea Otter racing Dual Slalom and Downhill. She took the gold in Dual Slalom, finally breaking Jill Kintner’s 11-year run on the top spot. I……

Bike Check: Ryan Pinkerton’s Sea Otter Mondraker Raze Carbon

Ryan Pinkerton is out at the Sea Otter Classic with his eye on the Downhill race. We had a little look at his bike and asked him how it was……

Braydon Bringhurst’s Dual Slalom Sea Otter Special Spectral

Braydon Bringhurst – a man who loves to climb as much as descend, as is big on figuring out the technical side of riding just so – is at the……

Privateer’s Fergus Ryan on Racing 3-on-1 at Sea Otter

Fergus Ryan is out at the Sea Otter Classic in California racing the new Privateer 161 Gen 2. He’s using the one bike to race all three events of enduro,………

Bounce, Bags and Bling – Spotted at Sea Otter

Another lap of the stands at the Sea Otter Classic in California, another round of new things. Some are new and available now, some are still to come, and some...

Nipple shufflers and new rubbers: products and prototypes spotted at Sea Otter

Sea Otter, the massive bike event in California that combines expo, racing, camping and a lot of bike love, gets underway on Thursday. We popped in to collect our media...

Issue 154 MTB Culture: Having The Wrong Thing

Necessity is the mother of invention, and stupidity its cousin. We bring you a selection of instances where ‘Having the wrong thing’ (or forgetting the right thing) brought the family……