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Shimano Epic Enduro

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I think they call that a paradigm shift. Pretty much every point of reference I had for what makes up a savage bike event changed at the weekend when a friend and I drove way down south into the Languedoc for the inaugural Shimano Epic Enduro. The stats already sounded pretty intimidating – 90km ofRead more

Grizzly 2014 survived and even enjoyed…

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We finished the bugger! We even did much better than we thought, pulling off 60th from 1550 finishers and actually enjoying every last bit of it. So far we’ve raised over £1300 for Osteoporosis research too (visit our Justgiving page if you’d like to). It could have gone so badly. 32ish km of running alongRead more

Ride switchbacks like a Don!

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Switchback technique with Morrocco Media, as seen at BV this summer! Our good friend Stefan at Morrocco Media sent us through this great little insight into EWS riders tackling the same tight, techy switchback. By comparing their styles and speed through the corner we can all learn a lot about nailing switchbacks. The other niceRead more

Fast and Light….

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A date we’ve been dreading has rolled around – it’s a year today since an Avalanche in Glencoe killed some of the people we loved most in the world. End of mope. Why? Because they spent all their time planning or having adventures with their friends. And we’re grateful. So we made a promise toRead more

MTB season underway!

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We are off and running here in The French Alps. The sun is out, the snow is disappearing fast and we’re looking forward to riding a lot more awesome singletrack with you all this summer. This year we have TomO back from summer 2009, Justin back from summer 2011 and Cal from last summer –Read more

Path to the Sun…

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Something to kick start the season sir? Well yes Jeeves, I think I will. 210km over three days with 8600m of climbing sir? Absolutely Jeeves. It would be most impolite to refuse such a generous offer. It was a right tough bastard! The stats don’t even do it justice. a good 1-2 hours each dayRead more

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