We hit the DH World Champ’s local trails a few issues back (138) to find out what powers her on her rides (mostly muffins and Christmas cake, it seems) and her goals for the future following her DH success.
Are you heading to The Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC this month (28-29th) but haven’t bought your tickets yet? Simply go to www.cycleshow.co.uk/book and enter the discount code WMB. Tickets will cost you £11.50 instead of the usual £13 advance price. Tickets bought on the door will cost you £16, so get in early.
In the new issue of What Mountain Bike (on sale July 31), we give you the lowdown on what you can look forward to when the cream of the XC mountain biking crop descend on Essex to tackle the purpose-built Olympics mountain bike course.
On August 17-19, the heart of Welsh mountain biking – Llanwrtyd Wells – will play host to cross-country enduro event, The Ritchey Trail Masters powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport.
The three-day event will see solo or team of three riders test themselves over three demanding days packed with classic cross-country trails and challenging timed sections. If you can’t commit to the three-day challenge, test yourself on the day ride on the Saturday.
When you’re not in the saddle, there are plenty of activities for your friends, family and support crew to enjoy including fun rides, test courses, films and kids’ activities. After the riding draws to a close for the evening there will be live music, on-site bar and loads more. Even better, the activities are included in the price of your entry fee.
For more information, advice and features check out the guidebook and book that all-important place, see www.trailmasters.cc
Skills coach, part-time XC racer and WMB tester Matt Legg-Bagg times a Cannondale Scalpel against a Lappiere Zesty on a series of fast laps. But which is faster, and by how much?
Skills coach, part-time cross-country racer and WMB tester Matt Legg-Bagg thrashes a Cannondale Scalpel 3 for us – with very surprising results…
We’re a bit late with this, what with long weekends and being busy waving flags for the Queen! If you’ve already grabbed your copy of What Mountain Bike issue 136 – good work, hope you’re enjoying it. If you haven’t, here’s what you need to tempt you to head out to the shops.
The skills area on the 7Stanes trails at Glentress has undergone a makeover, with new features to help make it more attractive to families, kids and beginners.
Another packed issue hits the shops today!