For 16 years, mountain bikers around the world have known that March is Absa Cape Epic month. Of course, until Covid-19 arrived and the 17th edition of the Absa Cape Epic was cancelled with just 24 hours notice. 12 months on, the Cape Epic organisers plan to reclaim March for riders across the world – […]
Rapid Ascent have confirmed that the Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon and Great Otway Gravel Grind events are proceeding as planned this Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February at Forrest, Victoria. This go ahead is based upon the public advice given by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews at the press conference this morning. There are a couple of changes required, […]
After a quiet year where few numbers where attached to handlebars, Rapid Ascent are have opened entries to the award-winning Redback MTB Stage Race, set to return to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT) on Friday 20 to Monday 23 August 2021. The Redback has had a couple of variants and names over the […]
After a couple of years away, the Alta Via Stage Race is back for 2021 and registration is open. The AVSR loosely follows the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri taking riders westwards through the region of Liguria from the area of La Spezia on its eastern reaches right up to its border with France. It’s […]
Between the World Championships in Graechen in 2019 and those planned for 2025, the Valais will remain in mountain bike marathon mode next season with Raid Evolénard hosting the European Championships.
There’s no doubt that the Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind (GOGG) making one of the best weekends of offroad riding and racing in Australia. This week, Team Roxsolt Liv SRAM – Australia’s only UCI Continental Women’s Team – have announced that they will be racing the two events in Forrest Victoria on the 20-21 […]
In a year where bike racing fell off the calendar due to a global pandemic it was amazing that the MTB circus was travelling to Turkey for the UCI MTB World Marathon Championships. It was only three weeks before that I finally committed to attend as I waited to see what travel restrictions would be […]
The UCI Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) World Championships are Sakarya, Turkey. The course has 3 laps, and after mud at the test event – the sun is out! Start lists are available here. They’re smaller than the last few years, but top heavy with talent.
One of the best parts of marathon distance mountain bike racing is going somewhere. Anyone who wants to ride for a long time may get frustrated by going in loops, and maybe that’s why 24 Hour solo racers are a breed of their own! Some of the best mountain bike races are single loops, or […]
On Stage 3 of the 2020 Swiss Epic, mountain bikers were treated to some of the best singletrack the canton has to offer, including the Hörnli Trail – one of Europe’s longest flow trails. True to form, and pre-stage expectations, SCOTT-SRAM excelled on a route seemingly tailor-made for their strengths. Nino Schurter and Lars Forster […]