Catching up with Dan Atherton

What’s been the biggest change in going from 4x and Downhill to Enduro this season? Pedalling uphill! As I write this I’m still recovering from Mountain of Hell. Those guys are so fit – I’ve still got some work to do if I’m going to catch them on those climbs. How was it back racing [...]

Cut through the air like an athlete…

I don’t have a favourite type of clothing to ride in- sometimes it’ll be shorts, flip flops and a vest for cruising to the pub, other times it will be elbow pads, knee pads, full face helmet and heavy duty armoured clothing. I dress for the occasion, shall we say. Despite the fact my friends [...]

Catching up with Gee Atherton

How was it coming back from injury in such a short space of time after the first World Cup? Do you think it affected your season at all? It was mint to get there so fast, to make it to the second round at all  but my fitness definitely dropped off and with time not [...]

Local Heroes- Quench Cycles

A few weeks ago we told you we went to Kent to see our friends at Quench Cycles and learn more about the business of a trail centre. We also got a chance to see how they used their Vito Sport in action- which is always important to us as we look to develop and [...]

Waterproof shorts changed my life

It’s not often these days that you can safely say a bike product has changed everything for you- but there are a handful of products I simply couldn’t live without- starting with the lock-on grip. For years I endured XC races in the wet, where it was only a matter of time before the dreaded [...]

Most don’t know how good they have it…

The low-end mountain bikes of today really are pretty damned good- even the kids 20in and 24in versions. The first bike I could call a mountain bike that I had was a 24in wheeled bike, with steel rims, cut-your-calf-muscle-up-every-revolution sticky out cantilever brakes and massive bullhorn bars, with a short stem. It had, in reflection, [...]