6th November2017

The Smoke Ring Challenge

This unique event organised by Mtb Epics UK will take place on the 19th and 20th May 2018. The Challenge This off-road challenge will follow ‘The Smoke Ring – an orbital loop around London’, It’s open to both mountain bikes and gravel bikes and will test riders over the long distance. The event is set over … Continue reading “The Smoke Ring Challenge”

27th September2017

Vittoria Mezcal 29er tyre review a solid 5 star

We’ve been lucky enough for the 2 months to be testing the Vittoria Mezcal 29 at our local summer series soggy bottom at Newnham park, Dartmoor National park and summer Sunday spins to the cafe with the other half. Installing the tyre was pretty uneventful, with the Bontrager flash charger gone are the days when you … Continue reading “Vittoria Mezcal 29er tyre review a solid 5 star”

17th August2017

Specialized Era Review – Hannah Attenburrow

The Specialized ERA Carbon Comp is an awesome piece of women’s specific kit. Specialized have done an excellent job making a high spec women’s racing machine. With its low stand over height, rear shock brain technology and FACT9m carbon frame this women’s bike packs a lot of features into a light and sturdy frame. Last … Continue reading “Specialized Era Review – Hannah Attenburrow”

17th August2017
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A Q&A with Max Suttie – World(AG) and UK National 24hr champ

We caught up with Max for a quick Q&A in relation to his two recent wins! Max, for our readers who don’t know much about you, tell us about yourself and your background? I’m from Newton Abbot in South Devon, and work for my local bike shop Hot Pursuit Cycles. I’ve lived in Devon and … Continue reading “A Q&A with Max Suttie – World(AG) and UK National 24hr champ”

15th August2017
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Whats happening with Hadleigh?

When Hadleigh Park re-opened to much fanfare post 2012 Olympics it really looked like we were going to be blessed with a tremendous facility for mountain biking for the foreseeable future. Sadly, it appears that after relatively short space of time that legacy is drifting away on a cloud of compromise and strange decision making.  … Continue reading “Whats happening with Hadleigh?”

3rd August2017
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Jon Fearne Joins UKXCNews team

UKXCNews are pleased to announce than Jon from E3coaching will be joining the team here at UKXCNews as deputy editor. Jon carried out our winter coaching series coaching, he also coaches a lots of the riders you find on the podium. Jon will bring a great range of skills, sports knowledge to the team here … Continue reading “Jon Fearne Joins UKXCNews team”

9th June2017

Wembo report from Matt Jones

Anyone who’s ridden or pitted for someone at a 24 hour race knows that they are complete roller coasters of highs, lows, disasters and moments of elation. The World Championships in Finale Ligure, Italy definitely delivered a Big Dipper of emotions for the Brits who made the journey with the promise of awesome dusty trails, … Continue reading “Wembo report from Matt Jones”

2nd June2017
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KTM Scarp 29er

Back in 2015 I was riding a KTM Aera 29er HT built up from the frame but as my focus was drawn to longer marathon and solo endurance events, coupled with being rear-ended in my car moving over to a short travel XC orientated full suspension bike made a lot of sense. Being a brand … Continue reading “KTM Scarp 29er”

1st June2017

Army MTB XC Series Rd 2 – Sherwood Pines.

The 2nd round of the series travelled to the Midlands and the MTB XC stomping ground of Sherwood Pines.  This venue has hosted many national and regional MTB XC events.  The round was organised by Cpl James Hodson supported by his 16th Signal Regiment.  The Forestry Commission had assisted massively as well to get this … Continue reading “Army MTB XC Series Rd 2 – Sherwood Pines.”