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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…

Adventure | Riding Fat Bikes in Livigno, Italy

Michele Boschetti from Miss Grape is not only a passionate skier and biker, she put together the Funny Fat Festival in Livigno, Italy. Here’s how it all began: I got to know Livigno thanks to Telemark. The first time I went there was to ski at the most famous Telemark gathering in the world, the Read more…

Top 5 | The best places to ride in Scotland

After the 2nd round of the 2014 Enduro World Series was hosted in the Tweed Valley, the entire world caught a glimpse of the amazing riding on offer in the knuckle end of the UK. Scotland’s soft heather covered hills, craggy, majestic highlands have been a dream destination for adventure seekers for many generations, but Read more…

Travel | The Sibillini Mountains of Italy in Autumn

The Sibillini Mountains in autumn offer a spectacle of rare beauty. The golden yellows, reds, ochre of oak, beech, wild cherry, elm and flowering ash, contrasted with bright green mosses and conifers. Taking the old trails is almost a privilege so they are hidden in the dense woods! Like a soft carpet, the dry leaves Read more…

The Big Picture | A Wander Through the Land of Fire and Ice

It was harder than I had expected to wrench ourselves away from what had become a glorious Scottish summer. For weeks at a time the sunny days had rolled in to the eastern highlands, and following another rider down the trails was dangerous if you didn’t want a mouthful of airborne loam-dust. Way back in Read more…

Race Report | First Enduro Race – Singletracks Morella

Morella is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain. Its strategic location has made Morella the scene of many events, from prehistoric times to the nineteenth centuries and every time it was re-built with their history, their shape and identity. Today´s result is an amazing medieval city erected on a mountain, surrounded by almost Read more…

Travel: Two wheels / one love – The Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival

Mountainbiking on Jamaica? Endless white beaches, Bob Marley and Reggae music are usually the first things that spring to mind, but that you can ride a mountainbike here, we don’t quite believe it. We’re the last travellers to arrive in Montego Bay on this evening. Unfortunately as is so often the case the bikes don’t Read more…