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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…

Nanduro – Slowing Down To Catch Up

Amanda finds out she has inherited more than just good sewing skills from her Nan. Bikes are in the blood. This feature was produced in association Sonder I knew my...

Afan Valley and Neath Port Talbot | For Adventures Big and Small

When riding a trail centre route I do not usually expect to find myself eating emergency bilberries. Sure, I might stop and pick a particularly enticing blackberry, or savour a...

Scottish Stag-Do – A YT Izzo UK Adventure

Amanda sets out to bag some Scottish Munros, returning instead with epic memories, incredible experiences and more than a few bruises. In association with… YT INDUSTRIES Words Amanda Photography Pete...

Behind The Design: crankbrothers New Shoe Range

crankbrothers have been working on a range of shoes for four years, and almost no one guessed. They’ve even been posting photos and videos of pros riding them for the...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood | Part 5 – The Commuter Edition

This article was brought to you in association with Ortlieb. Missed any of the earlier issues of this feature series? Catch up here. Article sections Cast your mind back into...

Kit Guide For New Riders | How To Have Safer, Happier Bike Rides

We bring you a kit guide to help you figure out what you need to get the most from your bike rides. You’ve got your bike – maybe it’s brand...

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VIDEO | Reece Wilson, Cushcore Total Confidence

Trek factory Racing's Reece Wilson ditches the DH bike for a trail bike and absolutely smashes some Scottish trails

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ENVE AM30 Wheelset | An indepth look

ENVE’s Foundation Series of carbon mountain bike wheels, launched earlier this year, is something entirely new for the Utah based company, who design and manufacture all their own carbon fibre...

Think global, Ride local – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood – Part 4

After several months of lockdown, an easing of restrictions sees Sanny get back to the mountains. Would it live up to expectations or would the midges and rain take the...

Think global, ride local -A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood – Part 3

Worn down by home schooling, Sanny takes a different tack when it comes to education provision. Words by Sanny. Images by Julia Gould and Sanny. “How long has it been...

Think global, ride local – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood – Part 2

Having reached peak lockdown beans on toast capacity (seemingly every night on the bounce does not constitute a balanced diet!), Sanny goes in search of a gastronomic treat. Like pretty...

Think global, ride local – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Part 1

In the first in a series of diary entries, Sanny contemplates finding adventure in the everyday. In association with Ortlieb Let’s get real, dear reader. There is a lot not...

Graubünden Home of Trails -Destination Guide

Graubünden landed into collective conscience courtesy of the ‘Home of Trails’ video starring Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori. Graubünden itself is not a resort but a canton in south eastern...

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…

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Tuesday Treats: What’s it like on a guided MTB tour with Tom Hutton MTB Guiding?

Tom Hutton MTB Guiding is a family-run mountain bike holiday company that runs mountain bike holidays and weekend breaks in the Lake District, the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia,...

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Hitting the “Home of Trails” with Local Hero Claudio Caluori

Narrated by Danny MacAskill Pictures by Martin Bissig If I could, I would spend every day on my bike. Nothing beats hopping on my bike, getting out there in the...

Inventing the future: At home with Canyon Bicycles – Part 2.

In association with Canyon UK [the_ad id=”10400300″] In part 1, Sanny got up close and personal with Canyon Bicycles Koblenz HQ. This time round, he gets to find out about...

Inventing the future: At home with Canyon Bicycles – Part 1.

[the_ad id=”10400300″] In association with Canyon UK Inside The  Canyon Bicycles Factory In my hand is a torque wrench. Nothing unusual in that. They aren’t exactly rare in the bike...

Flying the flag for British design – a visit to Ison Distribution – Part 2 – Halo wheels.

Flying the flag for British design - a visit to Ison Distribution - Part 2 - Halo wheels.

Discovering the undiscovered – Finding new trails on your doorstep

In association with… I thought I knew all my local trails I had a revelation a month or so ago. I discovered a local trail that I’d never ridden. Finding...

How Far Can You Go? A myth busting e-MTB adventure

In association with Canyon Bikes UK This is not how I imagined it. I’m pedalling hard, e-assist off, into a rain-bearing headwind, downhill. Not pedalling downhill in a full-enduro race-face...

The Need For Tweed: The Scottish Valley With The Best Mountain Biking In the World?

“If you asked me where the best riding was, anywhere in the world, I’d have to say the Tweed Valley.” The man making this bold statement is Neil Dalgleish, a...

Could this be the final nail in the coffin of online scammers?

Produced in association with YOTI Enter the Ejit – like Enter the Dragon with neither the Kung Fu nor the intelligence! I will hold my hands up from the start....

Who says you need to travel far to have a big sky adventure?

Sanny heads out from his front door to prove you don't have to travel far to have adventures.

Mountain Days and Bothy Nights – at home in the outdoors with Lyon Equipment

A trip to outdoor maestros, Lyon Equipment, gives Sanny the perfect excuse to go on a microadventure in the heart of the Lakes.