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Issue 142 Editorial: Gambling With Choices

Chipps ponders those moments where the path you choose makes all the difference. We all like to think that we’re, to a greater extent, in charge of our own destinies.…

Issue 142 UK Adventure: The Shugborough Inscription

Pete mixes fact, fantasy and pure speculation on a tour of Cannock Chase. If any legend has allowed humans to waste more of their time in fruitless pursuit of the…

Issue 142 FNY Hunt: A Seismic Event

Hannah Collingridge looks at the events scene and asks what bike races, bike gatherings and their organisers need to make them fun (again). Words Hannah Collingridge Photography Joolze Dymond Having…

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…

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…

142 Bike Test – The Big Short

Benji ponders the meaning of ‘short’ as he rags these three not-long travel bikes round his local trails. What is short travel? Too short? Short enough? Shorter than what? What…

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 Pete’s Pro’s: Rachel Atherton

Pete takes in laps and baby naps with Rachel Atherton on her home turf. Of all the routes I’ve travelled to go for a ride with those who make their…

Issue 142 Interview: Going Downhill

Steve Chapman chats to the unassuming Pearces who have shaped UK downhill racing. Words Steve Chapman Photography As Credited If you look at the movers and shakers of UK mountain…

Issue 142 International Adventure: Costa Del Climb

Amanda goes on a beach holiday, turns her back to the sea and rides inland to find trails and adventure. Given the opportunity of a cheap flight, a lift from…

Issue 142 International Adventure: Nice to see you, to see you… NICE!

Sanny loses himself in the sun and dusty trails of Southern France. Words & Photos: Sanny Sometimes you just have to accept that things don’t always go quite how you…

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,…