10@Kirroughtree 2019

The 10@Kiroughtree (known locally as “the ten”) is a lapped MTB endurance race on one of the most brilliant courses I’ve ridden. Yeah yeah, I know I’m a local boy now and therefore I’m bound to be biased, but after … Continue reading →…

The Pan Celtic Race 2019

Even though the ferry crossing from Cairnryan to Befast is only a couple of hours long, I happily paid 26 quid for a cabin just for a shower and a chance to lie down on something comfortable. While the idea … Continue reading →

Glentress 7 2019

It didn’t matter how much shouting and swearing I was aiming at the stubborn tyre valve, it wouldn’t shift. The minutes ticked by. Sally stopped and offered to help, but unless King Kong or someone with a large plumbing wrench … Continue reading …

Marley 2.0 in Hardtail of the year test

MBR Magazine’s Hardtail of the Year test scores the Marley 2.0 a 9/10. The Marley won Hardtail of the Year back in 2016. Three years later our new Marley has returned and it’s longer and slacker. The Rasta-themed Marley will happily smoke through…

Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon 2019

I was hoping that my strategy of simply not doing this year’s Kirroughtree duathlon as a solo participant would amount to a more pleasant experience than last time. It couldn’t be much worse than last year’s hellish cramp-fest. I suppose … Contin…

10 Under the Ben 2019

After our pairs win at the Strathpuffer, Sofia and I decided that we’d take the Christiansen/Miles Steamroller to Fort William for a crack at 10 Under the Ben. Just 5 hours each. How hard could it be? Thanks to the … Continue reading →

Ragley to sponsor hardtail category in Scottish Enduro Series

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be sponsoring the hardtail category in this year’s @scottishenduro series. With a whole new range of bikes and frames available, it seemed like the perfect time to partner with the premier enduro series that’s had a dedicated hardtail category since its inception.⠀ ⠀ With their sixth season kicking […]

Hit the North 6 – the race that very nearly wasn’t.

All photographs courtesy of Paul Davy – Cycling Photographer The sixth Hit the North (it’s more like the ninth really, we cocked up the numbering a few years ago) was the first one to be held in the middle of … Continue reading →

Kielder Chiller 2019

I can’t say with much certainty when I last took part in a 24 hour race as a member of a team of 4. I’ve dabbled in pairs racing from time to time but the vast majority of endurance racing … Continue reading →

Ragley 2019 range announced

Blue Pig   It’s 10 years since the Blue Pig first hit the trails. The latest iteration is a very different beast to the original, but its intentions haven’t changed. It’s happiest when ridden hard, roosting turns and hammering the descents. From tearing up your local singletrack, exploratory adventures in the wild, racing enduro or […]