Stay Safe: Carry ID Mountain Biking can be a dangerous pastime. Most of the time we go out, ride our bikes and get back home in one piece, without incident. However, there’s always that one time… You might not know that I have Type 1 Diabetes, which is a mostly-invisible condition when I ride my […]
“Destination Wales” – A Film by MB Wales and Chris Davies
Like anyone who’s ridden a Mountain Bike in Wales, I can heartily recommend it. Film maker Chris Davies and MBWales.com have caught the beauty, the adventure and the fun of riding in Wales in this short film. I’m asking to watch it right now. From big days out on big bikes with mates, to trail centre […]
Northern Grip – Rammy Gets A Bike Festival !
Northern Grip – a festival of MTB in Ramsbottom I read about this thing on Singletrack, and I had to ask for the details… so a nice man sent them to me. July 23rd and 24th in Ramsbottom, Lancashire A party in the Pennines to celebrate everything that’s great about riding mountain bikes. Riding during the […]
New Year, New Note Book…?
2016: The Year Of New Lists If you’re anything like me, you’ll be starting your year off with a few new lists: Miles to ride your Mountain Bike Places to ride your Mountain Bike New skills to learn on your Mountain Bike Toys to put on your Mountain Bike Things to wear whilst riding your Mountain […]
T Shirts and Gifts from MountainBikingResources !
You Might Not Know This, But… the founder and main author of MountainBikingResources.com is a guy called Phill Connell (me, I’m writing this now in fact!). As well as being passionate about Mountain Biking, I’m a keen doodler and photographer. My doodles have become a range of T Shirt designs, now available on Phill’s RedBubble […]
Peter Sagan, What A Cracking Bike Handler!
The More I See Peter Sagan, The More I Like Him. I know he has his detractors but frankly, the world of cycling needs more entertaining all-rounders like him. Here he is trying out the latest Cannondale mountain bikes instead of the roadies that pay his wages… and he can really throw it around! Enjoy […]
New video by Chris Davies with Manu Bustelo – A Mountain Bike Adventure: Wales
Wales At Its Finest. Chris is a brilliant photographer, videographer and now fully licensed drone cameraman. I’ve been following his work and bumping into him occasionally since he photographed the inaugural #MTBMeetUp in Coed y Brenin in 2014. A genuinely nice chap, full of good advice, he works hard to convey the wonderful world of […]
Chris Akrigg releases a new edit – The Water Cycle
Remember When We Were Kids… … and we used to ride our BMX along the bed of a local stream, trying not get our feet wet? I don’t believe I’m the only MTB rider with that memory. Well, imagine that memory and multiply it by a thousand. Chris Akrigg’s new edit is a wonderful thing. […]
Personalised Maps – Adventurers and MTB Riders Made Happy (and not lost)!
What’s Wrong With Ordinary Maps? In the UK, we’re incredibly lucky to have the Ordnance Survey. The maps produced are well known for their accuracy, usability and usefulness for planning new adventures. Walkers, cyclists, MTBers and adventurers of all kinds have been using OS Landranger and Explorer maps for years. So, there’s nothing wrong with ordinary […]
PYGA Onetwenty650 Review – Full Sus, Full Fun
How did I hear about Pyga Bikes? For reasons we won’t go into here, but outside most peoples’ control, a bike I ordered took an age to arrive in the country. To keep me happy, the lovely Paul at BikeSwanky let me borrow one of his demo Pyga Onetwenty650 bikes. Bit of a master stroke, if […]
RSP Astrum Rear LED Light Review
Dark Mornings, Darker Nights, Dangerous Cycling? It’s depressing reading about all the fatal cycling incidents on our roads this time of year. Like most MTB folks, I avoid roads most of the time but, let’s face it, there will be a time when you’re out on the road in the dusk or darkness – especially […]
Lightweight Portable Pocket Bike Lock: Knog Milkman Review
Bike security is massively important: we all know this. If you tell me that you’ve never seen a post from someone you know who’s had a bike stolen, then you don’t use the internet enough. People who don’t care how hard you work or how much you love your bike, want to take it from […]
Lezyne M-Caddy Saddlebag Review
Backpack or Saddlebag? I like to travel light. Most of my rides are about 1 hour’s riding in the evening after work, usually with a cappuccino stop around halfway. Because of this, it’s not feasible to take a pack out with me… Well, it’s not sensible anyway. So, I take a 750ml bottle with Nuun […]
Oakley Straight Jacket Sunglasses – Prescription – Review by Stuart McGregor
Oakley Straight Jacket Glasses Reviewed Hi, For my sins I wear glasses (short sighted) – I have tried contacts but didn’t really get on with them. My regular glasses are Oakley, normal looking with metal arms and a thin frame. I chose Oakley after trying various different type including the specsavers/vision express cheapies/2 for 1 […]
iPhone5 (or Samsung) Handlebar Mount Case from ProductX – Review
A Handlebar Mount For Your iPhone5 – That Doesn’t Cost A Packet New phones are released into the market at an alarming rate, so it was only a question of time before a competitively-priced iPhone5 handlebar case came along. I’ve been using a ProductX Action Camera Case with my iPhone4 for a while now, so when the […]