All the features from issue 148, published April 2023. These features can only be accessed by our full members.

Issue 148 Editorial: Every ride is like an individual snowflake

What is it that sets our sport apart from most of the other sports/hobbies/lifestyles out there? After all, some people don’t even think that mountain biking is a sport anyway….…

I ❤️ Love My… Bike Reviewing Kit

Benji brings you the details of his hard worn – and almost worn out – bike testing set-up. What’s he using and why? There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S…

Issue 148: Looking The Other Way

How can a failed attempt at a record be considered a success? Steve Bate shows how a struggle can offer an alternative perspective. Who is Steve Bate? After being diagnosed...

Issue 148 Old Trails, New Tools

Sanny and Mark revisit a trail of previous misadventure and hope for a very different big day out. Words & Photography Sanny It is fair to say that when it……

Issue 148 Classic Ride: Children Of The Dammed

Barney takes in some venerable Peak District trails that are anything but old and past it. Words & Photography Barney Marsh In many ways this ride might be seen as……

Issue 148 – Interview: Who Is Dylan?

Words Fahzure Freeride Photography JP Gendron Competing in his first Red Bull Rampage at 30 years old made Dylan Stark something of a veteran rookie. What took him so long……

Issue 148 Kit Essentials: Sleeping Out

Words Amanda, Hannah and as credited Photography as credited Let us try to persuade you that a night outdoors can be a life-affirming experience, rather than one that has you……

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160mm Bike Test: Brit Boxed Burly Bikes

What do you do with three bikes that are hard to pigeonhole? You ride them, a lot, and enjoy it.

Issue 148 Purposeful Adventure – Beyond The Blues

Trash Free Trails A-Teamers Pete Scullion and Ali Hair give a cold ride a warm glow by adding purpose to their adventure. What if our adventures not only sustained us……

Issue 148 Last Word: Pizza Tokens

Amanda discovers that engineers don’t necessarily make great meal planners. Words & doodles Amanda When you think of bikepacking, you may imagine adventurous riders following their noses, taking the turn……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Charlotte Inman

Charlotte Inman: In it for the breakfast views Charlotte co-founded Sisters in the Wild, which organises community-focused bikepacking and gravel riding experiences for women, non-binary and trans people. What’s the……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Chris Hinds

Chris Hinds: Fast doesn’t mean uncomfortable Chris won the Great British Divide, so knows a thing or two about sleeping out. What’s the chief thing you look for when choosing……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Emma Osenton

Emma Osenton: Dialled in traveller Looking for Emma? You’ll find her in the bushes cuddled up to a titanium bike. What’s the chief thing you look for when choosing kit? ……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Kitty Dennis

Kitty Dennis: Overpacker to ride for longer Co-founder of the Steezy Collective, we’re not sure when she’s ever indoors. What’s the chief thing you look for when choosing kit? Whether……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Sam Jones

Sam Jones: Dirtbag camper who doesn’t mind a touch of luxury Sam has been championing Cycling UK’s ongoing bikepacking/camping challenge of #12nightsoutin1year.  Scene from an overnight came in the Surrey……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Sanny

Sanny: Like a veritable Scottish Mr T, I ain’t camping in no rain, fool! There can be few as enthusiastic about a night outdoors than our Sanny. What’s the chief……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Stu Taylor

Stu Taylor: Racing Dirtbagger Stu is another long-distance racer, who also enjoys a night out on his local hills. What’s the chief thing you look for when choosing kit? How……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Vedangi Kulkarni

Vedangi Kulkarni: All-weather bivvy freak As the youngest woman to cycle around the globe, Vedangi has plenty of experience of sleeping outdoors. What’s the chief thing you look for when……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Amanda

What’s the chief thing you look for when choosing kit?I mostly care about how small it packs, with comfort and durability as a joint second priority. I generally go by……

Sleeping Out: Bonus Content | Hannah

What’s the chief thing you look for when choosing kit? I look for budget options that will also be useful for family camping trips, sleeping in my car, trips to……