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The Tale of the Ancient Mariner

For various good reasons we decided to arrange a family holiday in Austria this year. Since Austria is full of mountains (biking, for the use...

The Tale of the Ancient Mariner
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Himalaya or bust - by bike

London to the Himalayas: Day 15 Where are we now? Munich, Germany How far so far? 1240km So, we are finally on our way. Just having a few days off...

Himalaya or bust - by bike
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No such thing as a guaranteed win

If you ever need a benchmark of a world class talent, it’s that they win their National Championships while they’re “recuperating”. But if she makes...

No such thing as a guaranteed win
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Boardman talks Tour

As today is a rest day for the Tour de France riders, BIKEmagic decided to probe the expert opinions of Britain’s most successful road cyclist,...

Boardman talks Tour
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History of Shimano

  Company President Yozo Shimano on the left and Chairman Yoshi Shimano on the right     1930: Shimano produce 30,000 single-speed freewheels. To establish reputation for quality...

History of Shimano
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Updated!!! Mystery Lights Were Mountain Bike Kev

A huge, low-flying mystery object adorned with bright lights spotted skimming silently across the Peak District moors last night has been identified as BIKEmagic regular and occasional...

Updated!!! Mystery Lights Were Mountain Bike Kev
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BIKEmagic election special

Seeing as how most of the media will be crammed with the last hysterical cries of the opposing parties, we figured we’d best provide you...

BIKEmagic election special
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Inside the Shimano factory

Proper world exclusive! BIKEmagic has been inside Shimano’s world headquarters in Sakai, Japan. With untold thanks to Shimano, Madison Cycles and the magic of, well, BIKEmagic...

Inside the Shimano factory
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For Fox sake!

No doubt like us, many of you will have shed a tear at the recent political moves to end the jovial toff V fox pursuit...

For Fox sake!
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Lightweight bikes

In the mountain bike industry the word “lightweight” is considered by some to be a swear word. Visions of buckled wheels and snapped handlebars spring...

Lightweight bikes
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Desert Rider

I’ve seen Everest, the Grand Canyon, The Sahara and much more. Nothing touches the White Rim Trail. Photos cannot come close to conveying what it...

Desert Rider
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Weekend weariers

Half a dozen innertubes, Cullen’s brake pads, Paul’s helmet (and whoever’s fence post it was), a selection of spokes, XTR rear mech, elderly Crud Guards,...

Weekend weariers
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Kenya by bike

Kenya – Safari Njema The Norwood Ravenswood/Downs Syndrome Cycling Safari 30th September As I trudged out of my Fulham flat on a sunny autumnal afternoon, I felt remarkably...

Kenya by bike
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South Downs Way

The South Downs Way – September 2000 Like many Cumbrians, I have long referred to all land below Birmingham as ‘The South’, in the same...

South Downs Way
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I did it my way

Author’s note: There has been much discussion on the It’s all on the BIKEmagic forum concerning coast to coast routes, and you may have heard...

I did it my way
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Why Are Our Cyclists Winning So Many Medals?

British cyclists have made a fantastic start to the Olympics. Why are we winning so many medals? Lottery Funding In common with other leading Olympic sports, Britain’s top...

Why Are Our Cyclists Winning So Many Medals?
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Dalbeattie/Mabie Forest Treks

  If you hate the idea of miles of fast swoopy singletrack through tightly packed trees, if the thought of two miles of continuous slippery, rooty drop offs...

Dalbeattie/Mabie Forest Treks
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John Stamstad

  John Stamstad, lives in Seattle, WA and competes in some of the world’s most difficult Ultra-Marathon MTB races. Stamstad has dedicated himself to seeking those events which...

John Stamstad
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C2C

Aaaaarrrghhhhh! Shit. That hurt, alot. I had been flung through 180 degrees but remained on the bike until it was horizontal. My shoulder throbed and a...

C2C
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Coed - y - Brenin

Colin. Riding. I’ve just come back from a brilliant weekend in wet Wales. My mate and long-time riding partner, Phil, decided, after many years of deliberation (and having...

Coed - y - Brenin
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Lance speaks

On and off the bike, it was an impressively aloof performance. Lance Armstrong mercilessly laid waste to his rivals in the freezing rain of Hautacam ski...

Lance speaks
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Why do you ride?

This question has been lying dormant in the UK mtb press for a while now and it worries me. I’m not sure why exactly but it worries...

Why do you ride?
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Bikes on trains

This is a brief guide to the minefield of travelling by train with a conventional bike. Train companies usually class folding bikes as hand luggage and tandems...

Bikes on trains
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Porelle Dry Debate

It all started with a review from Mike Dudley. He submitted an article (you can do it from the bottom of the “search” page) saying that he...

Porelle Dry Debate
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