Proper big rides! You’ll need good weather and maximum daylight time for these monster multi-day rides.
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These are our pick of the top tive routes to take social distancing to new heights. Go big, it’s worth it.
The ‘Outdoor City’ has embraced mountain biking with gusto and it’s all down the work of this dedicated group of volunteers >>> MBR Trail Bike of the Year 2020 Ride…
KTM Macina Kapoho 2972 pairs a mullet wheelset with 160mm of travel. Mismatched wheel sizes is something KTM has done for a while now.
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.
Roving snapper Sim Mainey picks his most potent doses of pedalling Prozac to help you deal with the tail end of this seemingly endless winter...
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.
Riding time is precious and limited, especially in winter. Rides that get to the point (ie the fun stuff) and pack a punch are what we’re after.
We celebrate the hard-working folk responsible for the trails we love to ride with our MBR Trail of the Year competition in association with SRAM.
Leeds Urban Bike Park is arguably at the forefront of what many mountain bikers want and almost certainly what UK mountain biking needs.
Our winner, K-Line, is just one section on Hamsterley’s red trail. Named after Kay Graham who lead Trailblazers youth coaching who sadly passed away in 2015.
Don't let winter put you off the big stuff; pack right, check the weather and head for the mountains, says Sim Mainey.
Terrible weather, bad planning, or hard as nails - these routes we found a bit too hard. Give them a go but take it from us, check the forecast beforehand!
Quintessentially British, the hardcore hardtail is a singletrack institution. We head to Frome in Somerset, the birthplace of a Belter or two.
How to revolutionise your ride planning with Komoot, the smartphone app that's taking online mapping to the next level.
Calibre Bikes and the Bossnut redefined the entry-level full-susser category and now they hope to have the same impact with its Sentry enduro bike.
Based in Cambridgeshire and tested in Cumbria, there's nothing split about Identiti's, er... identity. We hit Helvellyn to put its Mettle to the pedal.
Orange's Five is a true home-grown classic and one of the nation's favourite trail bikes; we head to West Yorkshire to sample its Calder Valley test ground.
Pace has played a role in history of British mountain bike design for over 30 years - we visit founder Adrian Carter at their North York Moors base.