Matt Jones 24hr Solo champs race report and seasonal recap
20th November 2016

Matt Jones 24hr Solo champs race report and seasonal recap

Fort William holds some good memories for me starting in 2013 getting a surprising podium at relentless 24 followed the year after with an age cat win at the world champs. This year really topped it all off though winning the UK 24 hour solo championships.   It's been a really long...
10th October 2016

Tide2tide Report - Phil Pearce Pembrey

Philip headed over to the Tide2Tide event at Pembrey, to compete in his first ever tide2tide event, We asked him to share his thoughts on the event, see what he makes of it and maybe enter next year? The Tide 2 Tide event is a new one to me. So what is it? It’s a fun-filled all-inclusive 6...
3rd October 2016

Inter services and Army MTB XC Champs 2016

Wednesday 28 September 2016 at Hungey Hill Aldershot Capt Tiny Simmonds and WO1 Stu Crighton organised the 2016 Inter Service and Army MTB XC Championship as well as the final round of the MTB XC Race Series. The course was approx 4.5km in length and was dominated by a tough 30% climb which was a...
23rd September 2016

Night of the Knobbly Tread - Race Report

As always the Exposure Lights Night of the Knobbly Tread race produced some close fast racing across the categories as everyone vied for the excellent prizes on offer from headline sponsors Exposure/USE and the additional prizes from West Drayton MBC club sponsor The Specialized Concept Store...
20th September 2016

Torq in your sleep, extra pressure when you're coach?

Feeling the pressure as a coach ? maybe just a little after a great result with Steve Day taking the overall win in 2015 the pressure was on for him to regain his title (please remember he's on a single speed guys) so yes this means pressure on his coach. In 2015 I raced mixed pairs with Harriet...
18th September 2016

Sometimes it pays off to be spontaneous

I hadn’t even heard of the Jelenia Gora Trophy until Wednesday and yet 48 hours later, I’m walking the course at 10 o’clock the night before the race with a useless freebie torch from Deutsche Bahn. I literally had to wait until the sun came up before I could ride the course for the first...
Manx100 "Toughest mile for mile event in the UK"
16th September 2016

Manx100 "Toughest mile for mile event in the UK"

The team behind the Manx100 have put together the toughest mile for mile mountain bike event in the UK. The stats only begin to give you a sense of the scale of the challenge laid down by the local organisers. 102 miles  (yes an extra couple as they didn't want the risk of people being...
Matthew Jones takes on the Kielder101
6th September 2016

Matthew Jones takes on the Kielder101

The Kielder101 in it’s second year after taking over from the longer historic 100 mile event offered riders a 101km endurance xc challenge in the remote hills, forests and moorlands of the English and Scottish borders in deepest Northumberland.   Riders had an early wake up to prepare...
MB Race, Megève. 140km, 7000m climbing
2nd August 2016

MB Race, Megève. 140km, 7000m climbing

With clear blue skies on the drive into Megeve, we got a real sense of just how tough this race was going to be, mountains rising up from the valley all around, many still with lingering snow,  the snow covered peaks of the Massif du Mont Blanc in the distance. Alan Colville and myself had come...
4th July 2016

2016 10 Under the Ben (AKA 6.5 Under the Ben)

10 Under the Ben - everyone knows it, everyone loves it and I reckon nearly everyone has tried it.  Now in its 12th year, the course has changed and developed over the years and 2016 saw a 10 mile lap of singletrack tech and fireroad speed under the peaks of Nevis Range. So, where to start?...
30th June 2016

Essex Summer Evening Series – Round 7 Report

With 5 minutes to go before the start of the race, most of the riders were still huddled under the signing-on gazebo trying to shelter from the worst of the rain and strong winds. It was then that we noticed a heard of cows heading down the B line of Oak Tree Drop. The cows roam free on the...