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James McKnight

James McKnight

Bike Magic editor.

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Video: How to Ride XC

Trek Coventry cross country racer Lee Gratton shows us how fast an XC bike can be ridden...

Video: How to Ride XC
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Hay Bike Fest 2014 - Features Dual Slalom and Guided Rides

Hay-on-Wye proves it’s not just about browsing bookshelves in April as the town hosts its second weekend-long festival of cycling.

Hay Bike Fest 2014 - Features Dual Slalom and Guided Rides
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2014 Bristol Bikefest and Oktoberfest News

Some great events on the cards in 2014 from the BikeFest organisers.

2014 Bristol Bikefest and Oktoberfest News
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Scott MTB Marathon Series Starts Soon!

This promises to be a great series, and Scott Sports is now onboard as title sponsor.

Scott MTB Marathon Series Starts Soon!

Andalucia Bike Race 2104 – A Round Up

Mark and Mel are back on home soil and have put together this nice little roundup of their 2014 Andalucia Bike Race experience.

Andalucia Bike Race 2104 – A Round Up
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Andalucia Bike Race 2014 – Final Day

Find out what happened in Mel and Mark's final day of racing in Andalucia.

Andalucia Bike Race 2014 – Final Day
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Andalucia Bike Race 2014 - Stage 5

More from the Andalucia Bike Race courtesy of Melanie Alexander.

Andalucia Bike Race 2014 - Stage 5
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ABR 2014 - Tech Bliss on Stage 4

Mel and Mark are right up there in the rankings and loving every bit of the superb singletrack at Andalucia Bike Race 2014!

ABR 2014 - Tech Bliss on Stage 4
**Features

Steve Peat Rides Stunning Scotland

Here's a nice vid from with none other than Steve Peat riding some nice singletrack in snowy Scotland.

Steve Peat Rides Stunning Scotland
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ABR 2014 - Mud and Singletrack on Stages 2 and 3

Mel and Mark are moving up the rankings in Andalucia Bike Race 2014!

ABR 2014 - Mud and Singletrack on Stages 2 and 3
Tyres

Continental Trail King 650b tyre review

A superb enduro and trail tyre in both 2.2 and 2.4in Protection guise. Pricey yes, but no doubt worth it

Continental Trail King 650b tyre review
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Andalucia Bike Race 2014: Kit List and Day 1

Mel Alexander and Mark Spratt are out in Spain racing in the arduous Andalucia Bike Race.

Andalucia Bike Race 2014: Kit List and Day 1
MTB

First Ride: Lapierre Zesty TR 729

Lapierre's Zesty TR 729 promises to be a versatile trail bike, so let's take a look around it.

First Ride: Lapierre Zesty TR 729
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Winter Training or Simple Damage Limitation?

Paul Trimble is getting in tip-top shape in preparation for the Goshawk Challenge event.

Winter Training or Simple Damage Limitation?
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Mel Alexander: Training for ABR 2014 from my perspective

Mel Alexander is heading to the 2014 Andalucia Bike Race to challenge in the mixed pairs category.

Mel Alexander: Training for ABR 2014 from my perspective
**Events

Gorrick Brass Monkeys Winter Series Round 4, Jan 26th 2014

Team Mountain Trax/Vauxhall brings us their report from last weekend's Gorrick Brass Monkeys race.

Gorrick Brass Monkeys Winter Series Round 4, Jan 26th 2014
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Video: Something Good in Nepal

The scenery and trails in this video are something else - this will inspire you...

Video: Something Good in Nepal
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Video: Enduro Racing Madeiran Style

Madeira's scenery looks almost unbelievable, quite an amazing setting for an enduro race.

Video: Enduro Racing Madeiran Style
**Where to Ride

Bike Magic Trail Guide TV: Il Cicalino, Italy

Bike Magic goes on holiday to the beautiful Tuscan retreat, Il Cicalino.

Bike Magic Trail Guide TV: Il Cicalino, Italy
**Video

Ten Essentials - Surviving An Alpine Stage Race

The folk at Mavic Trans Provence have put this great vid together to demonstrate what it takes to race such an event.

Ten Essentials - Surviving An Alpine Stage Race
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Video: Fast Paced XC Riding in Australia

These trails look pretty amazing for cross country bikes, especially when ridden at this speed.

Video: Fast Paced XC Riding in Australia
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2014 Andalucia Bike Race - The Build Up Part 3

Mel Alexander's coach Scott Bugden brings us more insight into the training behind Mel's 2014 ABR.

2014 Andalucia Bike Race - The Build Up Part 3
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Amazing Trail Riding with the Trans Provence Crew

The Trans Provence organisers are now offering a holiday package where you can experience the very best of the trails and more.

Amazing Trail Riding with the Trans Provence Crew
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Brass Monkey Winter Series Round 3 Team Report

Team Mountain Trax bring us their report from last weekend's Gorrick Series race.

Brass Monkey Winter Series Round 3 Team Report
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