Sim Mainey


btr fabrications

Quintessentially British, the hardcore hardtail is a singletrack institution. We head to Frome in Somerset, the birthplace of a Belter or two.

calibre bikes

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.

identiti bikes

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.

Whyte's bikes have been honed to perfection on some of mbr's very own trails; we head to the Surrey Hills to pick the brains of designer Ian Alexander.

leeds urban bike park

UK towns and cities are starting to wake up to the value of urban trail developments. We head to Leeds Urban Bike Park to sample one pioneering project.

We head to the Peak District and Cotic Cycles to start a new series in attempt to find out what makes British bikes so good.

We're finally breaking fee from winter, but impatience got the better of us, so we went in search of mud-free trails, in the most unlikely of places.