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Maidenduro : Womens Enduro Race

Maidenduro : Womens Enduro Race

Here’s one for the female race heads amongst us ! This great event is one you should definitely take a look at – great value as well! REGISTRATION IS LIVE FOR MAIDENDURO!!!! Hey ladies, time for another awesome announcement! We are very excited to present our first all women’s enduro race right here in the Tweed Valley! Check out the flyer for details and then go to www.airmaiden.com to reserve your place!!

Northern Downhill Hamsterley Enduro

Northern Downhill Hamsterley Enduro

Words and photos: Jerry Tatton / JWDT photography. February is always an unpredictable time of year as far as the weather goes up here in the North East, and for the Northern Downhill Hamsterley enduro, that was no exception. Ice, snow and freezing cold winds did not keep away 200 riders keen to compete at one of the best trail centres for racing in our area. It must have been 200 mountain bikers with a love of riding that brought […]

Frisky Friday – 10 questions with Simon Paton.

Frisky Friday – 10 questions with Simon Paton.

The return of Frisky Friday sees us chat to one of the most prominent names in UK mountain biking. A BMX racer turned to MTB, a one time contributor for this very website and now in the big time with Pink Bike, the BDS and BES, Simon Paton is a man you simply can’t ignore. There is much more than meets the eye with this enigmatic figure, so read on to learn more. Descent-World: Ok then Si. Tell us a […]

Throwback Thursday – 2004 World Champs

Throwback Thursday – 2004 World Champs

Here we go, it’s time all us oldies did a bit of reminiscing and you youngsters got educated in what it was like to go very fast on a bike with angles that belong on modern XC bikes. Steve Peat had this race in the bag, Barel won, and a lad from the Borders called David Young was 5th in Juniors after having to fund his own way there when BC didn’t want to take any juniors…. Filmed by Jon […]

SDA DH series. 5 reasons you need to race this series.

SDA DH series. 5 reasons you need to race this series.

David Munro from the SDA series is a top bloke, and along with entire committee they work tirelessly year after year to provide one of the best DH races series in the UK. So far they have 60 odd entries for the first round at AE Forest . The SDA should be full at 300 riders, every round. So with some extra stokage required, here’s 5 reasons not to miss out. 1: Real tracks. Glencoe Black run too hard? Maybe […]

Wiggle to buy CRC?

Wiggle to buy CRC?

BikeBiz, a fairly well regarded news source in the UK, believe that mail order giant Wiggle is about to stake a bid for its main rival, Chain Reaction Cycles. It’s said to be highly likely that the sale will go through next week, according to multiple sources. Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles “Founded in 2009 as an offshoot from a Portsmouth bike shop, Wiggle grew and grew and was sold to Bridgeport Capital for GBP180m in 2011. Chain Reaction Cycles […]

First Impressions: Origin pedals.

First Impressions: Origin pedals.

Lukan from Origin first got in touch thanks to UK downhiller and my one time race rival Rob Smith. ( Though I spent most of my time on the wrong end against Rob! ) As polite as they come, Lukan outlined his background in Engineering and how he had started Origin from a small set up out in Bulgaria. It was just the type of thing we love – A bloke with some solid PHD credentials and a bit of […]

Vertigo Bikes Summer Series Round 2

Vertigo Bikes Summer Series Round 2

Words: ” Goose ” Images : Callum Wood. Just like that the insanity that is Queenstown over the Christmas and New Year period has passed by once again like the proverbial ship in the night, albeit a ship that is covered in vomit and is vastly overcrowded to the point of sinking. Locals can take a breath and we can get back to having more time to get back out on our bikes and generally hanging out in a less […]

Strength for MTB – Point1 Athletic Exercise Arsenal.

Strength for MTB – Point1 Athletic Exercise Arsenal.

As the first of a six week series, Point1 Athletic coach Chris Kilmurray has been taking a look at the most fundamental areas that a mountain biker needs to be strong in. We hand it over to him from here. Welcome to the Exercise Arsenal ! Exercise Name: Single Leg Bridge with Floor Press What is it? Sounds like a right mouthful, but it’s straight up, flat-out simple! A total body exercise that can be used as ͞activation͟or to continue […]

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