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Podcast Ep. 4 – Adam Brayton and Jonny Thompson

Podcast Ep. 4 – Adam Brayton and Jonny Thompson

Adam Brayton is just coming off his best season ever in downhill. He got the bit between the teeth and cracked on but what changed? Was it the new Scott whip? Or the fact that Moto enduro legend and Keswick local Johnie Walker dragged Adam along the M6 kicking and screaming to Penrith and it’s pong, to train with Fit4Racing.com‘s Jonny Thompson? Something changed for the better but let Adam tell you in his won words…alongside Jonny T for company […]

Sick Skills Race Team – 2016 Review

Sick Skills Race Team – 2016 Review

Scotland has produced some exceptional downhill racers over the years. Names like Crawford Carrick Anderson, Stu Thomson, Chris Ball and others are familiar to many for their racing exploits and their other contributions to mountain biking. Chris Ball going on to organise the EWS series, Stu Thomson creating exceptional movies with his company CUT Media and Crawford still racing bikes and winning while running his own graphics company CCA designs. There’s also the new school of young Scottish racers who […]

Letters from the editor – Billy the Naive Fool

Letters from the editor – Billy the Naive Fool

Just recently, having reaped the rewards of a stellar year for Descent-World, I was sat by my stone hearth, fire roaring with a marsh mellow gently toasting on the end of a golden fork (inscribed “ditari aut mori tryin”) and I thought to myself – I’m so glad I came into mountain biking for the money. It’s not like I enjoy riding a bike. I mean ,sure, it’s ok for a nice little jolly down the city route, taking in […]

Inquest reveals tragic suicide of Hope Founder.

Inquest reveals tragic suicide of Hope Founder.

This article was taken from the Craven Herald. We are thinking of Simon’s family at this time. “A HIGHLY successful businessman who co-founded a leading Barnoldswick company was found hanged in his Flasby home in July, an inquest in Skipton was told. Simon Sharp, one of the founders of cycling parts manufacturer Hope Technology, who had been suffering from depression and had a recent history of mental illness, had hanged himself on the staircase in a very short period when […]

Cardrona Pump Track Redevelopment

Cardrona Pump Track Redevelopment

Words: Tommy Wilkinson Photos: Various Many of you will have seen the proposal for the updated Cardrona pump track, just outside Peebles. The Tweed Valley continues to be a hub of UK mountain biking, though the position of why this is has perhaps changed in the last few years. In the early 2000’s the Forestry Commission devoted a lot of financial resource and energy into the valley, creating what were some of the best trail centres in the UK. Since […]

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