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HILLS; FORESTS; THRILLS: GREAT BIKING BEYOND THE WORLD CUP

If the Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William hasn’t shaken the energy out of you, Scotland has man other great courses to try while you’re here. Three of them are, near as damn it, smack bang on your way up if you’re coming from the south. Photo Courtesy of Forestry Commission Scotland 7 Stanes: [...]

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KYE FORTE: BMX TO DOWNHILL

The fog seemed to thicken as we drove further into the black mountains in Germany. It was grey, gloomy and wet, it reminded me very much of Wales. We were on our way to Todtnau Bike Park with Kye Forte to film some Downhill Mountain Bike action. I pressed the magic button on the dashboard [...]

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AUSTRIA: MOTORBIKES (ENOUGH SAID!)

The sound of the engine revving and the smell of petrol burning as the exhaust fired reminded me of my childhood. As the motorbikes throttle was pulled back, the engine revved louder; it was like being a kid again on a Sunday morning when my Dad used to start my 80cc Yamaha before I could [...]

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GOING APE IN EASTERN EUROPE’S MINI-ALPS

During Communism, Slovakia’s Tatras mountains were almost unknown to the outside world. Since then, they have developed a growing reputation for bargain-price skiing at resorts like Jasná and Štrbské Pleso. But there’s much more to this stark, sharp 80km-long line of peaks. Outside of the Alps and the Pyrenees the High Tatras – hugging the [...]

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