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Issue 146: Editorial – We Are Not Alone

Chipps encourages us to get to know our ride-group neighbours. As a reasonably feeble and glasses-wearing schoolboy, I was never great at ball games and was usually among the last…

Issue 146: UK Adventure – Slymefoot Slide

Is it bikes or biscuits that hold this band of bikepackers together as they trial a new Northumberland route, the Slymefoot Slide? Words Rick Hamilton Photography Pete Scullion Who the…

Issue 146: House of Cards

By Tim Wild Every adventure starts somewhere. Tim Wild’s BC trip starts here, with a prologue to the main feature.  I’ve been obsessing over the logistics of this British Columbia…

Issue 146: International Adventure: Bring your ‘eh’ game

Tim Wild heads north for an epic BC trip. Will the stress of the planning pay off? Words Tim Wild Photography Casey Montandon Oh, Canada… I’ve been obsessing over the…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 146: A Flying Start

Hannah thinks she’s discovered why mountain biking is fun: it’s because it started that way. “I didn’t realise you were trying to go fast.” I wasn’t trying to go fast,…

Issue 146: Singletrack World Kitchen: Bacon Jam Recipe

Charlie whips up something that sounds wrong, but tastes right. Especially after a few miles on the bike. Bloody Brilliant Bacon Jam. Words Charlie Photography Amanda Imagine a world where…

Issue 146: In Praise of Petrichor

Mountain biking smells aren’t just of damp shoes and disappointment. There’s joy to be found in the company of a good trail nose. Words by Chipps, photography by Mark Do…

Issue 146: Pete’s Myths: Nesbyen Huldufólk

Pete chases shadows and Manon Carpenter in their search for this Norwegian myth. Words & Photography Pete Scullion Mention Scandinavian myth and legend to anyone, and they’ll no doubt think…

Issue 146: Last Word: Mountain Biking Soup

If Hannah has you over for tea, don’t eat the soup… Trails are the onions of mountain biking. You can’t make soup without an onion, just as you can’t mountain…

Reel Around The Mountain – A Mont Blanc Adventure

Originally published in Issue 110 of Singletrack World Magazine, let us take you back in time to the kind of adventure you might well find yourself planning from the comfort...

WTB: Cultivating Success

This story was originally published in Singletrack World, Issue 144. Hannah heads to the birthplace of mountain biking to meet a company that is part of mountain biking’s origin story....

Singletrack World Issue 145: Editorial

Chipps is in the flow zone… just don’t tell him. Been ‘in the zone’ lately? Have you achieved ‘flow state’? Perhaps you have; perhaps it’s something you’ve only glimpsed once…

Issue 145: Red Bull Formation: A Foundation For The Future

Red Bull Formation pushes female freeriders into the mainstream. Words Nicole Formosa Photography Katie Lozancich Issue 145 Cover by Katie Lozancich: Casey Brown at Red Bull FormationKatie Holden and I are peering…

Issue 145: Making Mountain Bikers

An exercise in learning to mountain bike reminds Hannah how much we take for granted. Words & Photography Hannah For some, becoming a mountain biker is a gradual process. A…

Issue 145: Precious Cargo: MET Helmets Factory Visit

Amanda reckons what you put on your head is worthy of closer examination and makes a visit to MET Helmets. Words Amanda Photography Ulysse Daessle Mountain bikers often have different…

Issue 145: Going Off (Grid)

Petor recalls a simpler, damper, mouldier time measured in meals and miles, not hours and minutes. Words & Photography Petor Georgallou Until my MA degree, I didn’t have an email…

Singletrack World Issue 145: The Science Of Waterproofing

Fresh from a wet weather ride where he appeared to be wetter on the inside than the outside, Sanny sets off to find out what ‘waterproof clothing’ actually means and…

Issue 145: Ben Cruachan and the Cailleach

Pete Scullion’s look into ancient myths and legends takes him to Ben Cruachan – and a search for the Queen of Winter. Words & Photography Pete Scullion Sandwiched between the…

Issue 145 – Singletrack Kitchen: Gloriumptious Dahl

Singletrack’s resident Nigel Slater brings you more tasty things to make and eat trailside, or as a post-ride reward. Words Charlie, Photography Amanda The world is changing. Veganism is a…

Issue 145 Kit Essentials – Coil Shocks

Mortal Coils! Benji and the crew look at coil shocks and explain why they’re for trail riders and not just for downhillers. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY…

Singletrack World Issue 145: To Infinity and Beyond

A ride trip releases the parenting pressure and brings new perspective to daily life for Anders Engberg. Words & Illustrations: Anders Engberg In a mass of debris, a post-apocalyptic landscape…

Singletrack World Issue 145: Last Word – Take a load off

Adam Batty ponders the importance of the humble bench. From a bench.  Words & Photo: Adam Batty A Classic Bench I started to move faster as I approached the bench.…

Issue 144 Bike Test: WTF is a Trail Bike?

Benji and the team set out to stick to the trail, without veering off into the enduro or cross-country. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO…

Issue 144 Editorial : No More Crashing?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes On floors, that is… but why not? I’ve been a serial chancer/cheapskate/ ‘economic lifestyle enthusiast’ for years, especially when travelling. I’ve been that guy who phones…

Issue 144 : Excess baggage

Nils takes an unusual packing list to the mountains for an overnight adventure. Words & photography Nils Amelinckx I fumbled around in the last of the light, the cold breeze...

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Issue 144: Cannock Chasing Time

Two mountain bike races, same venue, 30 years apart. Words & Photography Geoff Waugh Time, he’s waiting in the wings Take a look at the above photos. I took them…

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Issue 144 UK Adventure: Where the Duegars Dwell

What’s short, hairy and lures us to the moors of Northumberland – Pete, or a Duegar? Words & Photography Pete Scullion North of Hadrian’s Wall and south of the Scottish…

Issue 144: Lord of the Granny Rings

Inspired by the works of Tolkien, Sanny leads his merry crew on an adventure through lands that could easily double for Middle Earth. Words & Photography Sanny With book sales…

Issue 144: Zippity Doo-Dah

Zippity Doo-Dah Chipps would like to lead you in praise of the humble cable tie. Words Chipps Photography as credited Every mountain bike guide seems to have two different tool…

Issue 144: Searching For A Solution

Dean Hersey chats to the ball of energy that is Claudio Caluori. Words Dean Hersey Photography Red Bull Content Pool, Dan Griffiths, Tyrone Bradley, Dan Milner, Meri Hyoki You don’t…