Gee Atherton takes silver at Mountain Bike World Championships

Gee Atherton came agonisingly close to a second World title today as he went head to head with South African Greg Minnaar on the slick hillside of Leogang, Austria. Conditions changed radically throughout the weekend making race preparation difficult. Thursday was bone dry but Friday brought torrential rain which left the course water-logged until Sunday [...]

Downhill Mountain Bike Racing – Strength In Numbers

A few months ago we went to see Strength in Numbers. Amazing mtb film all round and here’s the UCI Race Segment we thought you’d be interested in featuring some of our riders and one of our favourite places on earth; Fort William

Experimenting with Tyre Pressure

This country suffers from a somewhat moist climate, and the lack of traction out on the trails is a conversation I have with a surprising amount of riders, constantly. I have friends that moan about their tyres not being grippy enough, and not being predictable enough, and wheel spinning at every opportunity, and… You get [...]

Best of the Great British Summer Time- Yorkshire Day 3

Back over the border to Halifax today, and Orange Mountain Bikes; the counterpart, perhaps, to Hope. Orange might not do as much of its manufacturing in the UK, but it still has a fair bit of metalwork (welding and the like), going on in Halifax. All of the R&D, frame spraying, assembly and finishing is [...]

Best of the Great British Summer Time- Yorkshire Day 2

Oh my days; what a ride. And I was right: my legs are nicely tired. But it was worth it. The video will be up here soon but it was classic Yorkshire fare: steep rocky climbs, wide open Dales and even rockier descents. The terrain can switch from marshy long grass to an arid moonscape [...]

Don’t dawdle- smash it!

I can’t stand climbing up hills- I really can’t. But the longer the climb lasts for me, the worse it feels- I don’t have the morale to keep on chugging. My method is to get the hill done as fast as I can- using a combination of out the saddle mashing and in the saddle [...]