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Pedallling up Andalucian peaks

We’d earned this, languishing in an Andalucian ice cream parlour, shovelling down a well-earned litre of exotic flavours. Only 5 hours earlier we’d been sitting...

Pedallling up Andalucian peaks
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Better Lakes than never

Just get off and push They were waiting at the gate for me, visibly shivering. With tyres on the edge of traction and an ice sheet...

Better Lakes than never
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Letter from New Zealand

The clouds are turning peculiar shades of yellow against a darkening, yet somehow still vivid blue, background as the sun sets over the hills. And meanwhile...

Letter from New Zealand
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Mainly off the plain

And they’re off – the pack heads for the hills It’s six o’clock on a Sunday morning and I’m soooo tired, remind me again: Just why...

Mainly off the plain
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'There are hills in them there mountains'

Me and my poo. Sliding head first through a pile a pile of cow dung cannot be considered a good omen for a full week of...

'There are hills in them there mountains'
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Long night of the soul

Time for a simple IQ test. Identify the next number in this sequence: 4-2-?. For those with the numeracy skills of a special needs warthog,...

Long night of the soul
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The Witch's Trail

Wooden you know it Cross-country? Living in the centre of Oxfordshire, cross-country riding has always conjured up images of gently rolling hills, ancient woodlands and muddy...

The Witch's Trail
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BM & Specialized do Agadir with Exodus

Justin twiddling knobs – pic. Anne Brown ‘Anyone got a pedal spanner handy?.. Ow, thanks’. ‘Um, is this one of my wheels or is it for that...

BM & Specialized do Agadir with Exodus
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Canadian Crowd Surfing

I’ve been watching so much Drop-in TV and Rideguide mountain bike on Extreme recently, getting overexcited again about my annual trip to British Columbia. You think Afan...

Canadian Crowd Surfing
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Big McMoab to go

Bigger Rider Eddie Location Kirroughtree Photographer John Henry

Big McMoab to go
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Getting high above Chamonix

Bigger Riders Elaine Anderson, Big Dave Location Chamonix Photographer Adam Ryan

Getting high above Chamonix
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It's OK to be wrong

The author, shortly after being particularly wrong It’s okay to be wrong. Really. Sometimes you have to admit you have made a mistake. Let me qualify that....

It's OK to be wrong
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Sculptural

Bigger Location Grizedale Forest Photographer Mike Toyn

Sculptural
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Call of the tar side

I admit it. I’m a roadie bigot. In the world according to Al, all those in baggy shorts playing chicken with the trees are...

Call of the tar side
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The Flow

The author, seeking flow There is a perfect line down the mountain. No really, there is. Don’t expect any techniques or component upgrade tips in what...

The Flow
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Kathmandu Valley

Bigger Location Nargakot, Kathamandu Valley, Nepal Rider Rhona Sutherland Photographer John Sutherland

Kathmandu Valley
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Morocco mayhem

Exodus guide Sophie shows how it’s done It’s a wide trail, but its width is made up of interestingly-angled rock slabs, loose boulders and entertainingly washed...

Morocco mayhem
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Alternative Sports Personality of the Year

While the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year extravaganza majors on the ‘sports’ rather than the ‘personality’ (Nigel Mansell, anyone?), top online newspaper Guardian...

Alternative Sports Personality of the Year
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Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada