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About descent-world

Chief Contributor / Editor / Photographer – Tommy Wilkinson
Senior Editor/Photographer – Ian Linton –
Founder/Backend – Jon Beckett –

Founded in the mid ’90s, Descent World was one of the World’s first specialist downhill mountain bike websites. Today we are proud to still be one of the UK’s premiere mountain bike sites, unlike many of our competitor sites, we are independently run with a burning passion for anything biking.

Tommy Wilkinson is acting editor, creative direction, and photographer. With his passion for both the sport and stunning photography, Tommy has injected both attributes into the pages he now oversees for descent-world.

A serious Injury in 2013 ( After returning from New Zealand ) left Tommy with a paralysed right arm – it may have restricted his racing these days but thanks to a recent new NotBroken brace, we’re expecting him to be riding even more again soon. Many will remember Tommy from racing in the mid to late 2000’s, a regular podium rider at SDA races ( He still reminds us that he destroyed the junior category at Strathayre in 2005 by nearly 1o seconds….)and growing up in the same age class as Brendan Fairclough, Matt Simmonds and Ben Cathro. Tommy also had a craic at World Cups in 2005 and 2006, though he spent most of this time cutting his wrists out of casts to try and race and possibly having a bit too much fun of the bike….!

Tommy is also available for commercial photography and journalism work throughout the year, in between running his marketing business, Snap Collaborative.

If you don't know @tommywilkinson you're doing it wrong. #notbroken Credit: @zachfaulkner

If you don’t know @tommywilkinson you’re doing it wrong. #notbroken
Credit: @zachfaulkner

Tommy at the legendary Aberfeldy track.

Tommy at the legendary Aberfeldy track.

Ian Linton has been an integral part of the descent-world family for many years, he’s now established as one of the best Photog’s in the UK. He can ride too and is often seen up high on the Minch with a pocket wizard taped to his bars.
A man of many talents, of course non that we have seen yet except for his photography ;> Ian is the man when it comes to race photos, you’ll see him at virtually every race with his trusty Canon 1D cocked and ready…and then you can browse through them all at

Ian Linton - pocket-wizard in hand taking a selfie

Ian Linton – pocket-wizard in hand taking a selfie

Jon Beckett raced BMX since 1979 and DH for more years than he would like to admit, he was a little fed up with the lack of action in the mainstream mtb press back then, so he then decided to start doing web based reports and results for many of the UK regional DH series. descent-world has no doubt been one of the best independently run websites in the UK, since ’96.

Innerleithen 2013 Photo: Keith Valentine

Innerleithen Photo: Keith Valentine

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