Paddy Taylor reveals a guilty pleasure
All the photos that we couldn’t fit in the mag
From frame to enduro machine in less than two minutes!
When regular Cycling Plus photographer Tom Simpson decided he needed a riding challenge entering two of Europe’s toughest sportives was the natural choice. (Warning: contains a rather grizzly image!)
Bala is an outdoor Mecca, says Guy Kesteven. The birthplace of mountain biking trail centres, Coed y Brenin, is just over the hill. A vast watersports-friendly lake tickles the edge of the town, with rapids-laced rivers feeding into it from all sides. The mountains of Snowdonia form the jagged skyline to the east and north. The sense of frontier wildness and raw natural beauty stirs the soul; if this was the Lake District it’d be teeming with outdoor enthusiasts.
Having been at MBUK a fair old time now – it’s my 12th year this year – I recently took a much needed break away from bikes and went back packing in Asia. Sans bike.
Chain Reaction Cycles have given us the keys to their warehouse and we need you to help us
build an amazing bike to give away!
Latest issue is a Scottish special, and it’s in the shops tomorrow!
The top line downhill bike that’s a privateer’s dream ride
Awesome footage of the latest products in this month’s MBUK!