James Smurthwaite

Julien Absalon, the two-time Olympic champion, will retire after the Rio 2016 cross country event. Absalon, who is considered one of the greatest ever cross country riders, previously claimed gold…

Athertons to Trek

After weeks of speculation the rumours have been confirmed and the Athertons have signed with Trek Factory Racing. Gee, Rachel, Dan and Taylor Vernon will all be riding Trek bikes…

Aaron Gwin’s 2015 season almost defies belief. He ended the year with four wins (one of which was without a chain) and took the overall by nearly 300 points. The…

Experienced mountain bikers often look down on blue trails but we think this is a massive shame. Not only do they offer a great stepping-stone for beginner riders but they…

As the Athertons part ways with GT it marks the end of one of the dominant forces in recent mountain biking history. In four short years the partnership has amassed…

After a four year partnership, the Atherton family has left GT Factory Racing. The move follows strong online speculation that the Athertons would be changing teams and was revealed by a farewell…

A new TV show on Dave will feature Chris Akrigg in one of its episodes. The Indestructibles sees presenters Tim and Gendle taken to a mystery location where they must…

It’s Bonfire Night and that means we all get to celebrate the one time our Government did actually find weapons of mass destruction by lighting big fires and blowing things…

Trek will be streaming the entire UnReal film for free on its website on for 24 hours Friday November 6. The UnReal film features most of Trek’s top athletes including…

The 2015 mountain bike World Cup season was an absolute cracker. It delivered some of the fastest, most exciting and most bizarre racing we’ve ever experienced and it will certainly…