It can be a lonely experience racing in Europe no matter who you are, but especially so as an Aussie or Kiwi. We travel thousands of kilometres by ourselves, to the opposite side of the world, to race usually alone, with little contact with our family and friends back home. So it’s been a great […]
It was always the plan to push through the first month of races in Europe with training, however its always disheartening to feel like you’re going backward at each race. So I was looking forward to my second world cup, and a recovery week. Car troubles World Cup round four was situated in Les Gets […]
Following my first two races, I was keen to put a proper week of training in again and hopefully find some legs before the next race in Switzerland. The first order of business was buying a fan (the mechanical kind, not the people), to get a good night’s sleep in the heat, and a pillow […]
After over a year since any of the MarathonMTB team were overseas, Sam finally managed to fight through the red tape and escape to a European summer, and his first World Cup season
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.