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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: 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 Last Word – Eudaimonic

Could there be a way to extend the benefits of a ride? Words Hannah PHOTOGRAPHY Amanda The curse of ‘one last run’ or the last lap is well known. You…

Issue 143 Kitchen: Charlie’s New Wave Hipster Starters

Just as mountain bikes keep evolving, so does food. There was a time when a prawn cocktail would impress people with its juicy shellfish piled high on lettuce with a…

Issue 143: Things that are important on a bike, in order.

Benji is here to persuade you not to spend lots of money, except where you should. Words: Benji This feature is intended to be a helpful guide – or reminder…

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Issue 143 Last Word: Clothing Optional

Should Hannah be allowed to make equipment choices, or is the outcome inevitable? Words Hannah I have been here before. That time it resulted in a flight through the air…

Issue 142 Column: Mirror Mirror

Anders struggles to match aspiration to reality. Words & Illustrations Anders Engberg This is not fun. The thought has dug in, made itself comfortable and is not going anywhere.  My…

Issue 142 Singletrack Kitchen: Chipps’ Stag Breakfast

When Chipps got married last year, inevitably there was a stag gathering in the mountains with bikes. Much to everyone’s relief it was a rather civilised affair with lots of good wine,…

Issue 142: Last Word | My Ride Pal

Hannah has found a new friend to ride with.I have a new ride buddy. I’ve known him all his life and when he was younger he rode quite a lot,…

Singletrack Issue 141 – The Joy of Flex

Welcome to Benji, our new Technical Content Manager. He has opinions and he’s not afraid to share them. As the person who’s just been hired to be In Charge Of…

Last Word: Information Threshold

Rhys blinds Amanda with science, but she’s busy looking at the sun. I’m sitting in the passenger seat of the van, watching the rolling hills wake up to the morning…

Catch My Drift? Singletrack Magazine Issue 131

With Barney Marsh In which your intrepid reporter attempts to get to the bottom of certain mountain biking vernacular using the ancient arts of Flannelling and Hand Waving. This feature...

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 129 : One Last Run

Tim Oates looks at why you should never give in to that one extra run after you’ve stopped for the day.  Words Tim Oates If I get out early in…

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 129 | Ode to climbs

Self-confessed climb-lover Rich Rothwell reckons that you’re missing out on half the fun if you don’t learn to love the ups as much as the downs.  Words Rich Rothwell THERE'S…

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Singletrack Issue 129 | Game Plan

Do you have the wrong plans? Or is planning itself the thing that’s wrong?Words | Hannah My life is currently full of the wrong sort of plans. In any given…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 128 | Column – Jason Miles

Winter lard is coming! Protect yourself! Jason steps back from moaning about everything for a change to deliver a bit of inspirational fitness speak. It’s the start of winter –…

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Singletrack Issue 127 | Five Minutes With: Damien Nosella, Production Privee

Andi catches up with Damien from Production Privée, the enigmatic Andorran bike and component company. Words & Photography Andi THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO…

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Singletrack Issue 127 | The Last Word | Accidental Punch-Up

Sometimes alcohol and high spirits can get in the way of a race to the point that some people let themselves down a little. So much so that we’ve toned…

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Singletrack Issue 127 | The Helmet of Unhappiness

Jason Miles takes a good long look at himself. With his eyes half shut… THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND MORE FOR…

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Singletrack Issue 126 | Hello, my name is Jason and I’m a big scaredy-cat

Jason steps out of his comfort zone and under a combine harvester. Or something like that. In a week or so, I’m going to be starting a bike race and…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 126 – The Last Word

Red. Rocks. Hannah takes a mountain biker’s pilgrimage. Words & Photography Hannah THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND MORE FOR LESS THAN…

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | With great power comes great grumpiness

Jason Miles has a run-in with the powers that are supposed to be helping him.  A few weeks ago a mountain bike race happened in a park just outside Manchester....

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | The Last Word

Swapping cars for handlebars By Mark Alker Mark swaps heated car seats and sunroof for a bike saddle and the open air in a move to become a daily bike...

Singletrack Magazine Issue 123 : Jason Miles

Jason Miles Just when you think you know it all Jason unwittingly becomes the local expert in a cycling sport he knows nothing about.  I may have mentioned that I…

Singletrack Issue 122: Charlie The Bikemonger – The Highland Heist

You know what? Bikepacking can really change you. Around ten years ago I cycled with my two great friends Crashy Simon and Beardy Martin from the south coast of England…

Singletrack Issue 121: Shakespeare’s Sister

‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players’. How your ride will play out – whether it results in comedy, tragedy or historic triumph –…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 120 | Last Word: The same sort of different.

Three short stories from Hannah’s recent trip to the USA that demonstrate the reach of the bike and the unspoken bond shared by those who ride them. THERE'S MORE TO…

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Don’t call it a heatwave, just call it summer: From Singletrack issue 120

Chipps has vowed to only ride if it’s sunny. Unfortunately, this means he’s not stopped since early May. From Singletrack issue 120 THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY…

Singletrack Issue 119: Ride Less, Be Happier

Adam concocts a recipe for happiness. Like a public bathroom mirror I am covered in the handprints of strangers, but I have also been doing a lot of reflecting. Reflecting…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 118: A Glamorous Job

Jason Miles tells us a few home truths about the indignities of 24 hour racing. The physical battle doesn’t end at the finish line. On reflection, rounding off a cycling…