Danny MacAskill on Anxiety, the ‘Zone’ & Mental Imagery

I’ve started reading Danny MacAskill’s At the Edge: Riding for My Life and on the first page of the first chapter he offers an insight into what sets him apart from the masses. Danny’s talking about recording the final scene from Cascadia where he front-flips off scaffolding and plunges into the sea. He talks about how, when…

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Meditation, Mindfulness & Mountain Biking

Relaxing can make you better on a bike? Hard to believe for many but there’s more to meditation and mindfulness than may at first be apparent and optimising yourself mentally is as important as optimising yourself physically when aspiring to elite level performance. Both meditation and mindfulness are rooted in ancient Buddhism. The terms are…

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…