Jamie Darlow

Front Section Editor

mates race

Competition without the stress, the mates’ race is friendly and fun. So grab a stopwatch, follow our guide and organise a race this summer. Why bother? Organising is more fun…

Eat right and you’ll recover faster, feel stronger and ride harder DO include anti-inflammatory foods Some inflammation is normal after exercise, but excessive inflammation can lead to pain and stiffness. Including…

1 The mental journey Sometimes it’s easy — the sun is setting, you just had the most amazing bacon and egg bap, and your legs feel strong. Then, hours later in…

Make riding with cold, achy plates a thing of the past with these winter warmers. Shoes You need shoes with cushioning to soften the trail buzz, decent protection around the…

We see it so often in videos of the top riders but riding loose can be a scary prospect for those of us unfamiliar with the feeling of being on…

Forget to clean your chain regularly and the grime will eat SRAM and Shimano’s finest for breakfast. Here’s how to restore order once again. 1. On the bike  If you…

Fabric has reinvented the water bottle holder, replacing the traditional cage concept with two round studs and a special, slotted water bottle. The cynical side of me instantly thought Fabric…

Two years after a crash that left him paralysed, trials legend Martyn Ashton is riding again When you had your accident at a trials demo at Silverstone, did you know…

The rides In 2015 we’ve been all over the planet to bring you the best singletrack in the world, from a 20-minute downhill flow trail in Austria to slick rock…

Ride with your kids and there’ll come a time when nothing but a proper bike will do. Reaching about nine or 10, if they’re grown up enough to handle real…