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…

It’s Crankworx!

Crankworx Rotorua signals the start of this years mountain bike world gravity calendar with the top names in slopestyle, downhill and enduro competing. The UK’s Bernard Kerr and Holland’s Anneke Beerten were crowned King and Queen of Crankworx in 2015 and will be looking to defend their titles staring in New Zealand this week.  The…

Martyn Ashton ‘Back on Track’

It’s been about a month now since Global Mountain Bike Network released the uplifting film showing Martyn Ashton back on two wheels.  The bike Martyn uses is the new Mojo Nicolai Geometron (a collaboration between the UK Fox suspension importer and the German bike manufacturer) with a Tessier Sitski seat used in place of the…

The Power of Technique

The third round of the UCI World Cup Downhill MTB Championship ran this weekend in Leogang, Austira and saw Aaron Gwin cement himself as a true phenomenon of the scene.  Last to take on the course, Gwin exited the start gate and snapped his chain with his first pedal stroke yet went on to claim…

Martyn Ashton Wheelchair Party?

I was aimlessly flicking through YouTube clips yesterday when I stumbled across this clip of Martyn Ashton.  The trials legend who brought us the Road Bike Party triology is back on film riding a Batec mobility scooter after his life changing accident.  Possibly the beginnings of a Wheelchair Party film? Take me to the clip…