After a covid induced hiatus from XCM racing, the races are returning in Australia. The longstanding Convict 100 is underway on May 1. We take a look at team rider Justin Morris’ Norco Revolver prepared for race day.
Following stage two’s emotional roller coaster of a blown shock and yo-yo-ing between Henry and I, I was ready for a relaxed stage, hoping to follow Henry around and enjoy the scenery for the final stage. Unfortunately, Alice had something else in mind: teaching me a lesson about double checking schedules the night before. A […]
Another 30minutes of sleep was welcome after yesterday’s blistering race. So at 6AM I was awake and ready to go, today’s race began at the old Telegraph Station, which was the first European settlement in Alice Springs in 1871! It connected Alice Springs with Adelaide and Brisbane via over-land telegram, pretty crucial to avoid the […]
Having never raced in the Northern Territory before, when the Easter in the Alice crew asked if I wanted to race, I jumped at the opportunity!For the international readers, Alice Springs is in the heart of Australia, and is surrounded by desert. With temperatures in excess of 40 degrees celsius and minimums frequently dipping below […]
The Otway Odyssey has long established itself as one of the premier XCM events on the Australian calendar. Many other races have been and gone since this race has continued to evolve. The 2020 edition was an encouraging sign of the health, quality and depth of the XCM scene in Australia with a big entry […]
The Madeira Bike Race is a pairs format 5 day stage race opening registration soon. Riders can expect the full scope of the singletrack experience in the islands where every stage is like a new continent.
I came to Ruta Paterna to win my first UCI World Marathon Series round but this is mountain biking, anything can happen. Within the first 15km I suffered 2 mechanical issues, I could have given up and not finished the race or left Spain disappointed. Instead I leave Spain with satisfaction having recovered to still […]
Close to 300 men and women will compete at the MTB marathon elite world championship this weekend here in Grachen, Switzerland. Some will be vying for the honour of spending the next 12months in the coveted rainbow jersey, a widely respected prize throughout the world of cycling. Others will be lining for the sheer experience […]
Paul Van der Ploeg thumped the final right hand corner into the Mercure Hotel on Sunday morning in Alice Springs to claim his 5th stage win of the 2019 Redback and overall Redback Crown. And he smashed the course record by four minutes while he was at it—coming home in a tick over two hours. […]
A small town called Evolène situated within the Valais area of Switzerland and Pennine Alps hosts a marathon event called Raid Evolenard. This past weekend was my opportunity to discover why this event comes with such enthusiastic recommendations, attracts such a star studied line-up, has hosted numerous Swiss National Championships and has been awarded European […]