8 minutes is all I had from the point I parked the car and applied the handbrake to the point where the race started. 8 minutes to get my number on my bike, get changed and drag myself to the … Continue reading
The Little Voice Of Reason, so often ignored, had been telling me to weeks that my plan to ride from the north coast of France to the south coast of Spain in less than a week was far too simplistic- … Continue reading
The Salzkammergut Trophy is a funny old race. The main event – the 211 kilometre ‘A’ route – is too hard to be approached in any way other than Very Seriously (if you want to beat the strict time cut-off … Continue reading
Worth noting before I start to tell you about the Rumble in the Jungle stage race in Sri Lanka that I’m writing a reasonably-long article about the race for Singletrack Magazine. If you think that this blog entry is a … Continue reading
It had been months since I’d last been in a bike race. My withdrawal from the Strathpuffer last winter plus more running (mainly in preparation for the 3 Peaks fell race) during the last few months of 2015 and the … Continue reading
The Ragley Marley wins again!
“Slack angles and smart spec for the money make the Marley a ton of fun on the steepest, sketchiest trails”
The Marley has won the sub £1K Specialist Bikes test in June Issue 329 of MBUK magazine! Click the links below to read the full review:
The Ragley Marley has won Hardtail of the Year Award in the June issue of MBR magazine!
“In the Three years that we’ve been doing the Hardtail of the Year test, we’ve never had a bike that’s as fun to ride as the Ragley Marley; it’s that good.”
“Rather than trying to be one thing, it occupies that middle ground in a Swiss Army Knife style. This is truly a bike, which can do it all, obviously with a few compromises here and there, but always airing on the side of skids and wheelies.”
The Ragley Bigwig 29er has just been tested by IMB – Follow the link below to read the full article
I’ve had mixed experiences with bikepacking luggage in the past. While the ability to carry enough sleeping kit, food and clothing for a night under the stars (or under thick cloud) brings a whole other dimension and level of scope … Continue reading
The last two times I’ve taken part in the 3 Peaks Race it’s been painful and in some respects a quite miserable experience but at the same time one of those races that’s so tough that it’s very addictive. In … Continue reading