Harry Birchill - Q&A With One Of Britain's Brightest Young Talents
30th September 2018

Harry Birchill - Q&A With One Of Britain's Brightest Young Talents

We caught up with rising cross country star Harry Birchill to get to know a bit about his recent success and upcoming racing opportunities as a first year junior racer. Harry, for those who don't know you, can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? My name is Harry Birchill and...
17th August 2017
  • Author Ross Wildman
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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...
Scott Marathon Series - How it all began!
4th May 2017
  • Author Ross Wildman
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Scott Marathon Series - How it all began!

The Scott MTB Marathon is widely regarded as being the best travelling MTB circus in the UK and we're big fans of the series, We caught up With Dave Evans the director at Cycle-tec events the company behind the Scott Marathon Series to see how it all began! First conceived way back in 1999 by...
29th September 2016
  • Author Ross Wildman
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We caught up with Torqs latest recruit Lucy Allan for a short Q&A

[caption id="attachment_16282" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Lucy on her first race, aged 14[/caption] Lucy Allan is one of TORQ MTB teams latest recurit, having moved from her family sponsored mtb team.  we caught up with her for a short Q&A session in between training, racing and...
24th May 2016
  • Author Craig Bowles
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Sophie Wright - Interview with GB's European Champ

There's a growing excitement for the UK XC scene's international race prospects. Qualification for Rio may not have gone to plan but we have an abundance of riches within the Junior and Under 23 teams with numerous podiums, medals and victories to their credit. The youngsters are showing what they...
13th May 2016
  • Author Andy Mawer
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All aboard the Eastern Express with MSG's Graham Elliott

The long drawn out downfall of XC MTB racing has been a topic of conversation for nearly as long as this great sport has been with us. A game of pin the blame on the donkey - or, to give the donkey it's full name, British Cycling - is the establish pre and post season pastime for many a racer,...
22nd October 2015
  • Author Steve Corbyn
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Interview with Dylan Kerfoot Robson

In 2015 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson joined the Mountain Trax - Vauxhall Cycling Team fresh out of the Junior category. As a Welsh Cycling recruit Dylan is based in Newport training as a full time athlete. It's been a long year starting with National CX Champs in January and Andalucia Bike Race in...
14th June 2015
  • Author Andy Mawer
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Race Bike Focus: Nakamura Grade 27 LTD - Emily Benham

We've a cracking Race Bike Focus to accompany your brew this week (as always). I'm extremely pleased to be able to bring you an opportunity to have a guided tour around the 2015 race bike of Gorrick series regular, current MTBO World Cup points leader and new European MTBO Long Champion, Emily...
19th May 2015
  • Author Andy Mawer
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A Place Beyond The Pines....interview with Emily Benham

I was once told by a respected triathlon coach that if I wanted to know how cognitive aptitude was affected by athletic performance, then try to do some simple multiplication when you are pushing really hard.  I did and failed miserably.  It could be argued that this is more indicative of my poor...
5th May 2015
  • Author Andy Mawer
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Representz

The first time I heard the name Oli Beckingsale was when I had just had my first race mountain bike built up; it was a scarlet red trek 9.9 hard tail and I was in Evans cycles in Liverpool Street, east London. Talking to one of the lads there after I had completed a Thetford 4 hour winter race, I...
24th March 2015
  • Author Andy Mawer
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KING OF THE CASTLE

Man’s gotta know his limitations’ the quote made famous by Harry Callahan AKA Dirty Harry resonated round my head as I desperately fought to stick onto a group of riders as I charged down the shoreline of the Welsh coast of Pembrey on the first lap of The 2015 Battle on The Beach race.  I know...
16th February 2015
  • Author Andy Mawer
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Interview: Tom (Minipips) and Rich Seipp

What makes a person want to grapple with an ultra-endurance event like a 24 hour solo mountain bike race? Is it like Bob Brown, the deca ironman and Run across America winner, who realised the further he went the quicker he got. Is there a search for isolation and escape, possibly combined with...