Wales has been at the heart of UK mountain biking from the start. And although most of the traffic is now focused on the world-class network of trail centres, my heart still lies with the more ‘natural’ stuff – a mix of old tracks and bridleways that crisscross the spectacular mountains, valleys and moors. And [...]
14th February 2014 Mountain bike star Manon Carpenter is gearing up for a big year after signing a sponsorship agreement with Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van Dealer Euro Commercials (South Wales). The 20-year-old, who was crowned Junior Downhill World Champion in 2011, took delivery this week of her new personal transport, a dynamic Vito Sport [...]
We dropped by the London Bike Show on Thursday to see the first day of festivities. Our first stop was the massive Continental Tyres set up to say hi to our pals there. We did a bit of scheming for some exciting future plans! We popped over the Outdoor Show (which ran alongside the Bike [...]
Visitors will be able to try out their dream bike on our 500m Cycling Test Track, providing a great opportunity to check out some of the newest bikes on the market. Many exhibitors including Scott, Giant, Boardman, Canyon, Continental, HOY. Schwalbe, Rose Bikes, Muc Off, Kinesis and more will be showcasing their bikes and you [...]
January usually brings about a mass of (usually) short-lived New Year’s resolutions. This usually involves the gym, but many are opting to grab the bike out of the shed and get wild in the mud and water of the trails. The proliferation of mud means you need to take care of your bike to make [...]
A selection of clips capturing GT Factory Racing’s trip in South Africa, featuring Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton and Marc Beaumont.
4 World Cup Series wins in 2013 made our Rachel the most awarded British Mountain biker in the history of the sport with 19 World Cup wins to her name. Her resounding victory at the World Championships in South Africa this September was her second World Champs win but she’s had a lot to overcome [...]