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Bespoked Bike Check: Quirk Cycles SUPERCHUB

We’d love to tempt you along to Bespoked, the Handmade Bicycle Show celebrating handmade bikes and the people that make them. To give you a taste of what you might…

Thinking of starting a charity event? Tips from the Calder Divide Challenge!

When Adrian Wright’s riding buddy, Will Norman, died of cancer during lockdown, he and his other mountain bike friends couldn’t mark his passing as they might have hoped. Like many,...

Behind the Media: Wyn Masters – athlete and entertainer

Anders concludes this short series looking at the changing face of mountain bike media, with a look at the shifting expectations on athletes. From racer to content creator, Wyn Masters…

Internet Rummagings – No Queue Edition

There's never a queue to get to the back room of the internet's bike shop, so off I went a rummagin'. Here's what I found this month. THERE'S MORE TO…

Behind the Media: photographer Katie Lozancich

Anders Engberg embarks on a short illustrated series examining the changing world of mountain bike media. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND…

Goodbye Red Bull! Here’s to the Past 10 Years

In 2012 Red Bull got the broadcast rights for world cups, fast forward to 2022 and we're entering a new era with Discovery. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Food and drink to avoid on a ride – no, really, just don’t do it!

Sanny has been engaging in adventures of a culinary kind to make sure that you don’t make mistakes next time you fill up your Camelbak. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT…

Internet Rummagings – The Flexible Edition

Welcome back to the look behind the curtain, beyond the velvet rope at everything the internet bike shop is hiding in it’s darkest places. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: Electric Lemons

Faceless corporate big-box auto-spares multi-sport camping-stores bringing out bikes to play catch-up with whatever is the bicycle-du-jour. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND…

Behind the Media: Chris Hall and Downtime Podcast

Anders Engberg embarks on a short illustrated series examining the changing world of mountain bike media. In the streets of Reading you would often find a kid riding his Raleigh…

National XCC and XCO Championships at Kirroughtree race report

What a weekend! The National Champs at Kirroughtree was an absolutely stunning way to finish the National XC season. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO…

Name That Park Tool Quiz – The Amateur Edition

We’ve been playing in our workshop – which Park Tools and Madison kindly fitted out for us after we got ram raided a few years back – with play dough…

My Top 10 Sustainable Travel Toiletries For Cyclists

My top 10 sustainable travel toiletries ideal for bikepackers, campers, racers and every other kind of bike rider. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK…

Internet Rummagings – Bacon Cheeseburger Edition

Welcome back to this month’s rummage through the internet bike shop back room where we find bikes and parts whose native countries foods they are renowned for, would come to…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: Your Bike Hates You

This month for Back From The Dead I thought we’d have a look at some of the oddest/grossest/more vomit inducing repairs I’ve tackled recently. The jobs where two pairs of…

British Cycling National XC Series Rd 5: Woody’s Bike Park

Back to Woody’s Bike Park for the last round of the XC season. Last year the series started here and it became known as a pretty tough course where both…

What size mountain bike do I need?

If you're unsure as to what size mountain bike to get, don't worry. You're not alone. It is not always obvious these days. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Readers’ Rides: Jon’s Smokestone Bow-Ti

Whether you’ve got a special new bike or just a bike that’s special to you, this is where you get to tell us about it! You send us your submissions, and...

Internet Rummagings – Queen’s English edition

Welcome to the results of this month’s rummaging around the back room of the internet bike shop, where I try and find cool, shiny or interesting parts to show you,…

Dotwatchers Assemble! Bikes of Blaenau 600

The Blaenau 600 is a new bikepacking event, 600km long with over 11,000m of climbing. Blaenau translates roughly as ‘remote uplands’, though it starts in a fairly accessible place and as...

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead – A Full Suspension Handcycle

So here we go, finally on with the build on Neil’s new handcycle! For those that aren’t keeping up, the demise of Neil’s old handcycle was the topic of our last…

The Boy of Ten Who Conquered the Ben!

It’s just after 3pm on a cold and blustery April day as I ponder my current situation; I am just over 500m away from the summit of Ben Nevis in...

British Cycling National XC Series Rd 4: Cannock Chase 

A welcome return to Cannock Chase for Round Four aka the round much nearer to most people than some of the previous ones. Before anyone starts, to have a race…

The MTB Tyre Tread Quiz – how well do you know your rubber?

How many times have you ridden along a trail and looked down to see tyre tracks that you could identify? Have you impressed your riding mates with call outs of…

Things you’re no longer allowed to like in mountain biking

This is a rundown of all of the things that the Mountain Biking Illuminati has recently outlawed. Cancel culture MTB, if you will. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Readers’ Rides: Tom’s Rå .410

Whether you’ve got a special new bike or just a bike that’s special to you, this is where you get to tell us about it! You send us your submissions, and…

A Grand Day Out – and a call to action

Roy has set himself a challenge, all in the name of fun, eternal youth, and some good causes. Now I am officially an old Yorkshire duffer (66yrs young) and in...

British Cycling XC National Series Rd 3 – Lochore Meadows 

Whether you’re racing or watching from the sidelines, you’ll enjoy the latest update from the National XC Series. Lochore Meadows 7/8 May 2022 Photos by Man Down Media unless credited....

Internet Rummagings – The 3 Bike Esses (Shiny, Spinny, and …err… Stemmy)

Welcome to the results of this month’s rummaging around the World Wide Web’s bike shop, we’ve got shiny things, spinny things and, err stemmy things! Yoshimura Cycling First up we…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: Hand Cycle Restoration

It’s nearly a year since Dieter moved to Calderdale. This issue of Back From The Dead charts the path of finding new friends, new work, and new mechanical challenges. Yay,…