How does Sam compare to Claudio Caluori? Losinj World Cup DH track

Pro freerider Sam Pilgrim has released a video on his YouTube channel of him previewing this years Losinj UCI World Cup Downhill track in Croatia. Bearing in mind Sam’s ridden in the likes of Crankworx and his fitness levels aren’t shabby, the fact he’s getting arm pump just a minute and a half into this…

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One Giant Leap

Nestling on a farm in North Wales is a downhill venue that is host to a round of the British Downhill Series and, in my opinion, one of the best downhill places you’ll find in the UK. Getting there? You’ve pretty much got to drive there. One Giant Leap is on Tan Y Graig farm in…

UCI Downhill – Leogang, Austria & Rachel Atherton vomiting

  The sixth round of the 2016 UCI Downhill World Cup saw Aaron Gwin extend his lead over the mens field and Rachel Atherton stamp her name in the record books. With Loic Bruni out after fracturing his collar bone in a training accident, Aaron Gwin seized the opportunity to go 160 points clear in…

UCI Downhill- Fort William, Scotland and Wall Rides

The 2016 Fort William round of the UCI Downhill World Cup was notable for a number of reasons: The downhill world paid it’s respects to Stevie Smith with a ride through and an impeccably observed 1 minute silence half way through the mens race. The world of downhill said goodbye to Steve Peat in his…

Moel-y-Ci

Where is it? Nearest postcode is LL57 4EQ.   When you get there keep going along the track until you come to the entrance on your left (shown in the picture on the right). Park up here (responsibly as there’s not much space) then head up the track on your bike. You’re a little way…

Foel Gasnach (FDHR Club)

Hiding away in North Wales, Foel Gasnach is a seriously good downhill venue for all levels of rider including the elite.  You have to be a member of the FDHR club to ride but it’s only £10 for the year and worth every penny <Take me to the membership page>. Getting there? This place isn’t…

UCI Downhill – Cairns, Australia & Sprinting Technique

The second round of the downhill championship took place last weekend. Rachel Atherton continued her dominance in the women’s competition beating Tracey Hannah by over 7 seconds and Loic Bruni took his first win in impressive fashion.  If you missed it then you can click here to head to Red Bull TV and watch the…

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…

Insights for Mountain Bikers from Sir Isaac Newton

Last Sunday (20th March) marked the anniversary of Sir Isaac Newton’s death and, while he died over 250 years before mountain biking was invented, his legacy is of use to us all. Newton is famous for discovering gravity and, as a blogger who’s interested in gravity-assisted mountain biking, his work has got to be worth…

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…