Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2018

The insanity that was the 16th Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Downhill from Chile ran on 11th February. With big names like Bernard Kerr, Brook MacDonald and Marcelo Gutierrez, Tomas Slavik was in impressive form to set a new track record and defend his title from last year. Red Bull TV have released an official highlight…

European 4cross Series Calender

The European 4cross Series calendar was released earlier this week with 12 events running between April and September 2018. This year sees a new subdivision of the competitions into Gold, Silver and Bronze events where, for a rider to take the overall win, they must gain points in all three event categories. The rating system,…

Howard Street Dual Slalom

Last week, This is Sheffield announced they are staging the Howard Street Dual Slalom in Sheffield City Centre, on 10th March 2018, as part of the city’s Outdoor City Weekender. The course runs from the top of Hallam Square, past the university and down to the bottom of Howard Street, blending man-made features with street…

Scotty Cranmer’s Road to Recovery

In the same way that mountain biking was rocked with Martyn Ashton’s life changing injury in 2013, 10 months ago the BMX world was left reeling too.  Scotty Cranmer was working on a joint project for Monster Energy and his YouTube channel when an accident left him with a broken neck and 3 bleeds on…

Danny MacAskill

Danny MacAskill is a pro street trials rider who comes from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. When Danny rocketed to fame in 2009, the Inspired Factory Team rider achieved an unusual thing – not only did he have mountain bikers in awe of him but BMX freestylers too. There are very few…

Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard

Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard is a professional freerider and slopestyler who hails from Aptos, California. The Trek factory rider is known for his aggressive yet smooth style and being a general steeze master. I’ve put links to three videos showcasing his riding. I’ve included the first video link, 3 Bikes, 3 Minutes, because it shows how…

Chris Akrigg

You could do a lot worse than to aspire to achieving a riding ability like Chris Akrigg’s. From Keighley in Yorkshire, the Mongoose factory rider has been around for some time but his unwavering focus on pushing his limits has maintained him, throughout this time, as a respected rider amongst the pros and one to…

RIP Stevie Smith

The downhill mountain biking community is bowing its head in respect today as details of Canadian downhill rider Stevie Smith’s passing have emerged.  Devinci Global Racing confirmed Stevie had passed away following an enduro motorcycle accident in his hometown of Nanimo, British Columbia. Gabe Fox (Devinci Global Racing Team Manager) paid tribute saying “Today we lost…

UCI Downhill – Lourdes, France

This weekend sees the start of the UCI world downhill championships in Lourdes, France.  Last year was Lourdes first time on the calendar, so this year the riders would have been expecting to be more comfortable with the track except heavy rain has been making conditions treacherous on the technical track. As far as the…

Brendan Howey

I’ve been following Brendan Howey’s progress for a few years now thanks to his stylish riding.  The 21 year old Canadian’s latest video was released by the Coastal Crew earlier this year and I thought it was worthy of a post.  I’ve included links to the video that first drew my attention to the Commencal factory…

The dust settles on Crankworx Rotorua

So Crankworx Rotorua 2016 is all over and it was quality. Top of the results headlines for me were Anneke Beerten opening the defence of her 2015 Queen of Crankworx title with a win in the Giant Toa Enduro and second place in the pump track challenge presented by RockShox, Loic Bruni making it 2…