BikeVillage's MTB blog, for all things mountain biking in The Alps!

Whyte S-150C RS test and ride impressions

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    Pleasure delay has been the name of the game with Whyte’s new S-150C RS. Initially due in July, it eventually beat the first snowfalls of winter by just a fortnight. Since then however, it has had a very thorough thrashing up and down Alp, zipping through frost covered dust, smashing into snowmelt softenedRead more

BikeVillage home-brew from the Alps!

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Check out these amazing labels for our new pet side project: BikeVillage beer! Seriously, everyone should have a talented Norwegian graphic designer friend (@rwestvig) – just look what they do on their lunch breaks: We could do with some snappy ideas for beer names however. So to spread the love a bit, we’re reaching out to you,Read more

MTB guides France with French MTB guide union

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Do you love the idea of being guided by a qualified Anglophone (or insert your own native language here) MTB instructor-guide during your next trip to the French Alps? Do you hate the idea of them having to pick up soap in a French prison for their pains? Well help is at hand in bothRead more

Where is the best mountain biking in the Alps?

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It’s the biggie, the question I’ve been asking myself since the first time I wrapped my mountain bike in cardboard and took a train to the mountains of Europe. That was in 1994, when I was 17. Where IS the best Alps mountain biking? Back then I’d found a musty smelling map shop in theRead more

Easy jet summer 2016 flights now open

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Nearly half our 2016 spaces are already booked up. For all of you who have already booked and those of you thinking about next summer – autumn will do that to a biker – Easyjet have released their summer 2016 flights so log on now and get a bargain! more

Shimano Epic Enduro 2015

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Dear mountain bike world, would everyone who has ever taken the word ‘epic’ and bandied it about like it meant nothing please get in touch with Théo Galy and pals and apologise It turns out the 2015 Shimano Epic Enduro pretty much owns the rights to the word by sheer dint of being a total,Read more

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