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South Downs Double: Ian Leitch's record run

The South Downs Way is classic – a hundred miles right across the South of the country, it rewards walkers and riders with fantastic, unbroken...

South Downs Double: Ian Leitch's record run
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The Atherton Project

If you’ve ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes of three of the most successful siblings in DH MTBing, what makes them tick...

The Atherton Project
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Rich Rothwell's coast-to-coast ride

I followed the unabridged Coast to Coast designed by Tim Woodcock. 210 miles of Great British Mountain Biking: warts and all. It’s an incredible route...

Rich Rothwell's coast-to-coast ride
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Steve Heading embarks on South Downs Double

Pics: Rory Hitchens Just a couple of days since Ian Leitch smashed the South Downs Double record, Whyte’s Steve Heading is on the trail right now...

Steve Heading embarks on South Downs Double
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Ian Leitch chasessmashes SDD record

Ian Leitch on the South Downs Way earlier today (Pic: Rory Hitchens) 4:30pm We’ve just had word from USE/Exposure Lights’s Rory Hitchens that Ian Leitch (Independent Fabrications/brightonbigdog.com/Exposure...

Ian Leitch chasessmashes SDD record
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Get started in… XC racing: Part 1

Getting started in XC racing is really easy (pic © Simon Kirk) Getting into mountain bike XC racing is extremely accessible and one of the easiest...

Get started in… XC racing: Part 1
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Seb Rogers/Bikemagic Quantocks Photo Weekend

    In the big Venn diagram of interests, the intersection between mountain biking and photography seems to be a considerable one, which is probably why photo...

Seb Rogers/Bikemagic Quantocks Photo Weekend
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Alex Earle's Manitou hardtail

    Alex Earle currently lives near Berlin, but some years back he was resident in Colorado. While there in 1990 he bought this Manitou hardtail, built...

Alex Earle's Manitou hardtail
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BM Charts: Taiwanese company names

Assize Technology Can Win Enterprise Chummy Parts Couple Well Easy & Convenient International Enfeel Industry Fairly Bike Fang Master Finewit Precision Full Men Bicycle Components Fullking Industrial Hander Well Hung-Lung Kun Teng Looney-Max Lunge Industry Madder International Manform Ming King Papacy Products Rim Master Untiring Enterprise Very...

BM Charts: Taiwanese company names
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Mike Wilk's Yeti C-26

    When I started collecting and restoring, there were certain bikes that guided my passion and served as inspiration for my builds. Unusual gems seen only...

Mike Wilk's Yeti C-26
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Can cycle computers slow you down?

Most of us probably ride with some cycle computer of sorts. But it could be holding back, according to a recent study by the British...

Can cycle computers slow you down?
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Sub-zero cycling

Riding in a winter wonderland “If you don’t come down now, the bus is leaving without you.” At 9.58, this was my introduction to Bill Merchant’s...

Sub-zero cycling
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Making movies

Mike gets to grips with editing moving pictures. Harder than editing words – official. (Pic: Seb Rogers) Everyone wants to be in movies. And “in” doesn’t...

Making movies
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Head down

There is an oft repeated argument around the ‘perfect mountain bike’. One corner leads with “burly hardtail, fat tyres, sodding great fork, job done,” while...

Head down
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Now get out of that

Long-distance touring is an activity fraught with difficulties, not least of which is the challenge of getting things mended in remote locations. Thankfully, the river...

Now get out of that
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Look ma, no brakes

With all the technology going into bikes these days, some sort of backlash is both inevitable and easily-spotted – the twin undercurrents of rigidity and...

Look ma, no brakes
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Lydia Gould rides the South Downs Double

Endurance racer becomes first woman to complete out-and back South Downs Way

Lydia Gould rides the South Downs Double
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South Downs Double: Mike Cotty reports

Last Thursday, at the stroke of midnight, Mike Cotty set off from Winchester to ride the South Downs Double. Upon his return to Winchester, some...

South Downs Double: Mike Cotty reports
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Roel Paulissen’s Cannondale Scalpel

    Roel Paulissen is a very fast man. The Belgian rider has a string of victories and medals to his name and more recently was crowned...

Roel Paulissen’s Cannondale Scalpel
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Julien Absalon’s Orbea Alma Team

    There’s no doubt that Julien Absalon could probably have ridden any bike and still rocked away to another gold medal in the Beijing Olympics, but...

Julien Absalon’s Orbea Alma Team
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Matt Page’s Focus First Expert

    Matt Page is sponsored by Wiggle/Focus and recently won Endura Sleepless in the Saddle solo and the Bontrager Twentyfour12 12-hour race solo. This is a Focus...

Matt Page’s Focus First Expert
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1992 Specialized Rockhopper

    How long have you owned the Rockhopper? I bought the bike brand new from a local Bristol retailer (end of season bike). I’d only had two...

1992 Specialized Rockhopper
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Photos of the Week

Another headfirst dive into the BM photo gallery. If you’ve got some great photos from your weekend ride, why not share them with the BM...

Photos of the Week
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1993 Klein Attitude

    It’s 1992 and I’m working for a very well known UK accessory importer, when I get the call to go and look over a potential...

1993 Klein Attitude
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