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Scene Visit | Wharncliffe Woods, Sheffield UK

A good biking friend of mine has moved from my local area of Shropshire, his work as a scaffolder took him to several locations north of here; Manchester, Hull and Sheffield, to name a few. There was plenty of work around those parts when he moved up there over five years ago and he had Read more…

Back Issue | Scotland: Live and Unplugged

Do we even live in the present anymore? When life’s greatest moments are happening all around us, we watch them through displays, capturing them and posting instantly on Facebook. We measure coolness and importance in likes and comments, our lives rolled out to the world in single sentence updates. In our age of social networking, Read more…

Adventure | Guido Tschugg Rides Bardenas Reales, Spain

The air is burning and dusty- dry, the ground a weird mix of rocks and sand. The semi-desert Bardenas Reales is located just an hour south of Pamplona, the notorious home of the torero. Not the typical spot one would expect to see bikers, but appealing in its own special way. Looking at the images Read more…

Back Issue | Travel Story – Lady Shred Crew

Friends come together in strange ways sometimes. A group of women, racing enduro and meeting out of the blue, might seem to be one of those strange ways. But if you talk to them, it’s perfectly normal. Liz, Elena, Tricia, and Leigh are at the core of a group of women who met in the Read more…

Back Issue | Biking the Peruvian Andes

Peru has the perfect geography for epic mountain bike rides thanks to the Andes, which is the longest mountain range in the world. Nevertheless, the first race took place only last year. Trails here are without a doubt South America’s best kept secret for mountain biking. Alejandro Paz, Peru’s elite downhill champion, takes us along Read more…

Video | “The Story” Mount Rinjani – with Jérôme Clementz

2 weeks after the launch of the video ESCAPE Mount Rinjani with Jérôme Clementz and Pauline Dieffenthaler, the team would like to explain the story of that adventure. This is not an action video but a making-off of the trip. Discover why Jérôme wanted to come, how we had built the project, and how we Read more…

Race Report | Sri Lanka’s first Stage Race – Rumble in the Jungle!

There is no other mountain bike competition quite like Sri Lanka’s “Rumble in the Jungle”. The marathon takes you over 276km and 7300 meters of ascent in 4 Stages. The tough climbs and gnarly descents lead through dense and humid jungle, vast tea plantations and over the island’s highest plateau. Always nearby: Sri Lanka’s native Read more…

Spot Check | Madeira – Epic Trails off the African Coast

Yeah, the winter is coming! Time to get the lights out, use the waterproof trousers and carry out a full bike cleaning session after every ride, at last! Wait,…. or are dark afternoons, numb fingers, slippery trails and cold wet mud in your clothes not your favourite things? Then it’s about time you started looking Read more…

The Big Picture | Helvellyn – Gripped by Summit Fever

Let’s face it, a 3AM start is always brutal. No amount of caffeine can punch though that bleary eyed, dull witted feeling as your body tries desperately to convince your brain that despite it being dark outside, it’s business time. Resisting the overwhelming desire to hit the ‘sod it’ button on the alarm clock, we Read more…

Back Issue | Escaping the Everyday Routine

The driveway 
has just been 
nicely paved, the diaperwagon is in the garage, and son and heir has arrived; now it’s all over. The once active and adventure-hungry young couple turn into über-careful old farts who spend evenings in front of the TV and weekends visiting granny and grandpa. Yes, you can keep them quiet Read more…