A mountain bike stage race can be the ideal vehicle to discover new places, and meet new friends. The Greek Odyssey is an 8 day stage race in the Pindos mountain range that covers 600km and a huge 25 000m of climbing. It’s a pairs race, and offers a great opportunity to ride in, and […]
Of all the mountain bike stage races, the Bike Transalp is perhaps the most complete journey. It’s a classic point to point stage race from southern Germany through to Riva del Garda. The route has changed its shape, as has the length of the race. Now a 7 day format, with an increasingly technical route, the […]
There’s not much left to say about the Sudety MTB Challenge. We all love it. The trails are what you hope for at a mountain bike stage race. The organisation are caring, efficient, and organised. The racing is hot. And the experience… hard to beat.
Sometimes the most technically difficult challenge on a trail can be maintaining traction on a steep climb. But with the right approach and technique, you will be amazed at what you can climb up.
Livigno has long been regarded as a training haven by riders from the Subaru-MarathonMTB.com Team. The altitude of about 1800m, with road passes to 2350m nearby, and off road passes to over 2700m means not only does it have the altitude, but also the options required for training. Even better, there is plenty of flat […]
The 2015 Transalp finished a week ago, but while memories are still fresh, legs are still a bit tender, and friends are awed by routes posted to Strava… there’s also the highlights video to watch. If you missed the coverage, recap on each stage here: Stage One | Stage Two | Stage Three | Stage […]
Mountain biking can take you to many places, and some areas are always going to be harder to ride than others. Along with mud, wet tree roots and pea gravel – sand can be pretty hard to master. Whether you’re racing in central Australia, in a beach race, or maybe in the Crocodile Trophy – […]
The Beskidy MTB Trophy, like the Sudety MTB Challenge, are visual feasts. Chances are you might miss the scenery when racing. But thankfully their photographers and video crew do a fantastic job of capturing it. The teaser video has just been released – the full version should be epic! Did you see our race coverage […]
Sebastian Jayne has just kicked off his 2015 European season. After races in Austria, and the first World Cup round in Nove Mesto, Seb will take to the course at 9am European time for the U23 men’s World Cup XCO.
On the 4th of June the legendary Beskidy MTB Trophy begins. I’m told the race is an absolute must. The organiser claim it’s “the hardest bike race held in this part of Europe and one of the most demanding ones worldwide”. This race has been on my raider for a number of years but never […]