Benjamin Haworth

Benjamin Haworth

Position: Deputy Digital Editor

Mostly rides: Pennines

Height: 6ft 1in (185cm)

Weight: 73kg

I’ve been writing about bikes for more than fifteen years, a photographer for over twenty years, a mountain biker for almost thirty years and on two wheels since God knows when. I’ve written countless magazine and web features for the UK mountain bike press. I had a book of my routes published back in 2012. Trailfinder General is an alias of mine.

Now in my forties and married with children, I’ve slimmed down my bike collection and now only have two proper bike (I know, shocking isn’t it?) My main bike is a Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX and my spare bike is an Islabike Beinn 29. I also have the odd test bike knocking around as well.

A born and bred Lancastrian who is still finding places to explore on my bike in and around the Pennines and Lakes of the North as well as occasional raids on North Wales. I like it technical, steep and narrow wherever possible please.

When I’m not on my bike I can be found hunched over my keyboard finding interesting and entertaining things to tell you all about in the world of mountain biking. A mountain bike lifer.

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It's nearly the weekend and if you're quick you can maybe get these Wiggle deals in time for your next ride. All sorts of temptation in this eclectic eleven.

gt force 29

29in version of EWS-winning GT Force. 150mm travel aluminium frame, 170mm fork, 150 travel frame. GT Force 29 is "built for enduro, real mountains, bike parks and more".

Flash flooding in the Swaledale valley has flooded homes, destroyed infrastructure, and submerged the Ard Rock site on July 30th 2019. The 2019 event is cancelled, but now is the…

The 'Ard Rock goes the way of this year's Malverns Classic as an event cancelled by heavy rains. It appears though the nearby river Swale has burst its banks.