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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: 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…

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 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 143 UK Adventure: Ghost Riders

Has Taunton’s bloody history left a chill in the air, or is it just the sweat cooling on Pete’s neck? Words & Photography Pete Scullion “If ghosts do exist, why…

Issue 143: Shiny Happy People

Alf Alderson was enticed to South Carmarthenshire by a local tourist board promotion – but did the riding live up to the hype? Words Alf Alderson Photography Alf Alderson vs…

Issue 142 UK Adventure: The Art of Not Suffering

Sanny sets off to prove that bikepacking need not involve long periods of misery and discomfort. When it comes to tales of adventure and derring-do, there is a strong correlation…

UK Adventure: Far From The Maddening Crowds

Fed up with the same old, same old of trail centres? Sanny reckons he has found the perfect antidote just a few miles down the valley from Glentress and Innerleithen.…

Singletrack Issue 141 UK Adventure: Pilgrim’s Regress

Adam Boggon returns to his childhood haunts in this reflective ride through Fife. Words Adam Boggon Photography Peter Munnoch The King sits in Dunfermline toun,Drinking the blude-red wine,‘O whare will…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 141 Bonus Content: Great British Divide – Chris Hinds’ Day By Day Diary

Bonus content! This is Chris Hinds’ full diary from his Great British Divide 2021. We’ve used a lot of images to try and illustrate the enormity and repetition of the...

UK Adventure: Wrongpacking At Helvellyn

Amanda, Rhys and James head up Helvellyn in an effort to see whether a stiff climb for tea and an enduro descent for breakfast is a recipe for fun. Words:...

The Saga of Magnus | Singletrack magazine issue 131

A haphazard retracing of St Magnus’s last journey by bike seemed a fitting farewell to the island of Orkney. Somehow, Adam had neglected to tell his friend Jack that it…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 129 | Guiding light

Tom Hill looks at why hiring a local guide, despite GPS and the internet – even in our over-explored island – is still money well spent. Words Tom Hill Photography…

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 128 | UK Adventure – Ochils the Noo

Think you know which is the best mountain biking town in the UK? After a weekend of riding trails local to the city of Stirling, Sanny reckons it might just…

Singletrack Issue 127 | Going Over To The Dark Side

Sanny and Dene head out on a pre-dawn mission proving that winter shouldn’t be a barrier to fun. Words & Photography Sanny Be honest. It’s hard not to feel your…

Singletrack Issue 127 | My Grandad’s head in a jar

Adam Batty welcomes back a lapsed member of the mountain bike club to enjoy the views.  Words & Photography Adam Batty Great rides are full of hair-raising descents, jaw-dropping climbs,…

Singletrack Issue 127 | Making it up in the Lake District

Nigel Page and Chipps strap on luggage and join forces again. This time to ride a completely made up North/South traverse of the Lake District. Words & Photography Chipps ‘Puckpuckpuckpuckpuck…’…

There and back again – putting the mountains back into mountain biking

In association with… There are some places you ride that stick in the mind long after you’ve brushed yourself down, cleaned the dust off your bike and moved onto places…

Singletrack Issue 126 | Cornish Fasties

Barney takes a trip where few bike journos have dared to tread – Cornwall. Words & Photography Barney Marsh Ah, Cornwall! Last gasp of Great Britain westward before the relentless,…

Singletrack Issue 126 | How to lose friends and alienate people

Sanny takes on a Lake District pass too many, nearly breaks Mark and makes Nick Craig swear. Words & Photography Sanny This feature was originally published in Singletrack magazine issue...

Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | The Art Of The Possible

Has your biking mojo taken a knock of late? No longer quite feeling the love? Sanny reckons you might just need a wee challenge in your life to fire you...

Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | Capital To Coast

Max Darkins rides off-road as much as possible from Richmond Park in London to dip his toes in the sea at Brighton beach.  Words Max Darkins Photography Matt Pitts With...

Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | Electric Boogaloo

Chipps infiltrates the underground world of electric-bike-only riding weekends to discover the secret customs and handshakes of this growing mountain bike world. Words & Photography Chipps When you have a...

Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | The Road To Thundergay

Sanny and Dave explore the western slopes of the Scottish isle of Arran, far removed from the tourist-heavy honeypots of Brodick and Goatfell.  Words & Photography Sanny “Is that a...

Singletrack Magazine issue 123 : In Praise Of The Trail Less Travelled

Sanny heads off the beaten path to Glasgow’s Campsie Fells and discovers that the best rides don’t always need the best trails. Words & Photography sanny What makes the perfect…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 122: Snowdon All Ways

Tom Fenton makes a horrible plan, some questionable choices, and wins. Words Tom Fenton Photography Andy Heading “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea…” Hoping it would…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 121: There Be Dragons Here! Probably …

In search of trail treasure, Sanny and chums tackle what is reputed to be ‘the worst trail in the Lakes’. Do they find a hidden gem or should they have…