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The Fear

I have the Fear. It’s currently in remission but I know it’ll be back. Lurking in the shadows like a malignant tumour, sometimes treatable but...

The Fear
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The bigamist

The author, apparently in a freezer bag About eight years ago I found myself dressed in the best gear Burtons could supply travelling back from London...

The bigamist
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The Champ speaks

Filip does his best teapot impression We reckon it’s always best for an interview to put the questions that the readers would like the answer to....

The Champ speaks
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It's a living

Bikemagic old hands may remember forum regular Pimpmaster Jazz, aka Neil Cain. Wondered what he’s been up to? Here’s the answer… Quality office space 7.15am [bleepbleep][bleepbleep][bleepsmack] Cool....

It's a living
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The Highland Hacker

Come with me on a journey. We’re going back, back to a time when real mean rode down real mountains, wearing Joe Brown climbing helmets,...

The Highland Hacker
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White's Level trail

Faintly floral Glyncorrwg in South Wales isn’t, perhaps, high on your list of places to visit. It’s an old mining town at the end of a...

White's Level trail
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Mountains? Pah!

You don’t need mountains to call yourself a mountain biker. But you do need a bike. Want to own the trail? Better put in a higher...

Mountains? Pah!
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Don't shoot the messenger

“It’s the traffic, that’s what I like, it pumps you up.” Patrick, 29, from Basel, Switzerland. Ready for the off Most cyclists go out of their way to...

Don't shoot the messenger
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Now get out of that

Oops If you’ve been riding bikes for any length of time, especially with a group, you’ve probably encountered an almost-terminal mechanical failure by now. And if...

Now get out of that
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Are quick releases safe?

If you’re the kind of person who frequents internet bike forums (and if you’re reading this we guess that you probably are) you may be...

Are quick releases safe?
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My kingdom for a tube

Sunday morning, the wife’s away and I’ve promised to take my son to Bracknell Forrest, so just time for a quick run around my local...

My kingdom for a tube
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The rituals of riding

Dave Barter reflects on night riding The night rider’s friends We all have our rituals, from the priest laying out his altar on a Sunday to a...

The rituals of riding
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Yes, Hampshire has hills

Bit nippy out The three of us, my brother Peter and a friend Tony regularly ride around Petersfield in Hampshire on Sunday mornings. On this occasion...

Yes, Hampshire has hills
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Virtual riders, real trails

It’s 9:30am and fractionally above zero degrees. I arrive early to meet up with the 1st XV only to find that they’re not nearly as...

Virtual riders, real trails
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White men can’t jump

We’d just like to point out that in the absence of decent photos from Alex, we had to make our own. I used to be able...

White men can’t jump
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Singlespeeding, really? Me?

“The way of the singlespeed.” “It’s more of a lifestyle definition than a way of riding.” These are often the kinds of quotes you hear when folk...

Singlespeeding, really? Me?
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One week winter

Having rashly promised combustible bacon sandwiches for Driver Beckley, I stumbled out of the warm and comforting pit to be met by a heavy frost...

One week winter
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Silly Loop

The first weekend of 2003 was a snowy one for the Peak District. And we had the great idea of riding/pushing through what was to...

Silly Loop
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Snow fall downs

The cast of Tron reunited Watching from the office as the first snow in a decade to settle in London was falling, the email frenzy started...

Snow fall downs
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Project Inbred

Building bikes up from bits is often a frustrating experience. There’s always some insignificant yet vital part that you’ve forgotten to get, or something doesn’t...

Project Inbred