Sim Mainey

Sim Mainey

Regular freelance contributor to MBR magazine and website. Features, route guides, interviews, photo essays and all sorts of everything to do with riding mountain bikes and the people who ride, design and make mountain bikes.

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The West Yorkshire moors: blooming good mountain biking

The perfect place to start for new riders and young ‘uns – all killer, no filler mileage. Counties covered: Dorset, Cumbria, Oxfordshire, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

The Athertons are mountain biking royalty so their eponymous bike brand comes with the ultimate seal of approval; we head to their Dyfi Bike Park testing ground.

sonder bikes

Sonder Bikes has quietly been developing a range of bikes raised on South Yorkshire's post-industrial scraps. We head to the formative trails.

The Hope HB.130 is the realisation of a dream for Hope's founders. We head to Lancashire in order to find out the story behind this ambitious project.