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Optrix and Polaroid video footage

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 18/03/2014 16:19pm

Helmet cameras are the best way to document your riding, and there are lots of options out there in the market.  In the April issue of MBUK, on sale now, we feature the Optrix XD5 iPhone case, and the Polaroid XS100 onboard video cameras – which both offer some great features.

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Akrigg shred

10 things you didn’t know about Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party 2

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 18/12/2013 18:02pm

Martyn Ashton is no stranger to the world of mountain biking, but over the past few years his name has been cropping up on road rides all over the country…

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Always smiling, always inspiring.

Why Martyn Ashton kicks ass…

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 13/09/2013 15:45pm

So the latest news is that Martyn Ashton is currently out of action, following a nasty spill at one of his incredible Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tours , but as Martyn only knows too well from a previous injury in 2003 when he broke his back, things like this can happen in mountain biking.

But you’re just as likely to suffer a serious injury crossing a road, so worrying about this stuff really isn’t the way to go.

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The Black Run at Aston Hill. A race course for one day of the year, a trail for the other 364...

Special trails: guest blog, written by Neil Cain

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 06/09/2013 17:10pm

I’m not a big fan of categorisation, and I dislike pigeon-holing for the sake of it –  especially when it leads to unnecessary views on what can and can’t be done, or people believing categories are there for a genuine reason.

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Mondraker Foxy XR 2014

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 29/08/2013 13:15pm

I’ve been riding the 2013 Foxy XR a hell of a lot recently, with the Forward Geometry – and have now received the 2014 model for First Ride review in the magazine…

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Pro ride guides summer camp

Pro Ride Guides team up with Ride in Peace

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 07/08/2013 15:07pm

If you’re between 11 and 17years old, and you want to dramatically improve your riding skills, then you might want to consider making yourself free from 26th-28th of August.

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Hanna and Hannah - the mountain bikers, not the award winning play by John Retallack

Guest blog – Hannah Barnes enjoys the sun in France…

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 10/07/2013 09:00am

I love this time of year, as there’s so much going on and so many places to get to! A couple of weeks back, my Swedish friend Hanna and I set off for a month of racing, riding and good times in France…

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MBUK’s bike tune selection on Spotify…

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 04/06/2013 15:18pm

To further celebrate 25 years of pushing mountain biking, we’ve been trawling through our huge collection of bike videos- some are modern downloads, others DVD’s and there’s even a few VHS relics clogging up the place. It inspired us to put together a Spotify playlist with a bunch of classic MTB video tunes, and we’ve managed to find some of the video clips to boot. Sadly, Spotify doesn’t have everything- there are a bunch of obscure tunes that we can’t find, but we do have kicking around on various iPods here…

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Gav Creaney leaning on a Rover...

Retro reader photos!

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 03/06/2013 13:08pm

We’re still celebrating our 25 years in the saddle here at MBUK- it’s been a heck of a long ride but one we’re still loving.

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Tearing up the trails back in the Fort

Hannah Barnes guest blog

| Blog, Mountain Biking Uk | no responses | 30/05/2013 11:57am

Hi all! The last month has been really hectic for me- full of travels to France and Italy, racing, great riding with new friends in new places, long haul solo driving missions, snow, thunder storms and golden beaches… just about a bit of everything!

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