It was a Scottish one / two in the women's race at The 2015 British National Mountain Bike Marathon Championships, supported by EventScotland, staged in Selkirk in The Scottish Borders on Saturday 02 May.
Kerry MacPhee (28) - Rock and Road Cycles, the 2014 Scottish National Cross Country Mountain Bike Champion, a top 15 finisher at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, took the British title after a very closely fought race that saw her complete the 75km course, with 2300m of climb, in 04:31:08. Lee Craigie (35 - Inverness) – Cannondale UK, the British XC MTB Champion 2013, took second place, two minutes behind MacPhee, in 04:33:20. Melanie Alexander - Contessa Scott Syncros – matched her 2014 third place finish in a time of 04:50:09.
With progression at the top of mind, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park at Whistler Blackcomb is excited to announce plans to significantly transform the riding experience at the world's top rated lift accessed mountain bike park. This summer the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is renewing its commitment to offer progressive riding experiences that appeal to returning park riders, welcome new riders and stay current with the latest developments in bike technology and riding preferences. From starting fresh on brand new trails to redesigning what's already there, to offering complimentary bike park tours for newcomers, the 2015 season will mark the beginning of the next stage in the evolution of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Here is what is on tap for this season:
Back-to-back Enduro World Series champion Trek Factory Racing returns with with eyes focused on an unprecedented three-peat in 2015. The team's European-based squad consists of 2013 and 2014 series champion Tracy Moseley (GBR), Rene Wildhaber (SUI), and Justin Leov (NZL). American enduro power-couple Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) and Heather Irmiger (USA) round out the team. The Americans will compete in a number of Enduro World Series events but will focus their efforts primarily on North American races.
After eight days of thrilling racing, 748km of distance and 16.000m of altitude, Christoph Sauser (SUI) and Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE) won the general classification (MEN) of this year's Cape Epic by 10 minutes and 41 seconds from Topeak Ergon's Alban Lakata of Austria and Kristian Hynek of the Czech Republic. After a tough week in beautiful South Africa with many mechanical problems the German/Swiss duo Karl Platt and Urs Huber from team BULLS ended up third at the world's toughest mountain biking stage race.
Starting February 13th, the mountain bike off-season becomes a thing of the past. Twenty freeride athletes will come to Leogang, Austria for White Style, the first FMB World Tour event in 2015. If that was not exciting enough, the 2013 White Style winner Pavel "Cherry bomb" Alekhin will return to the snow after a long injury break. His impressive combos and fearless riding is certain to 'WOW' everyone! For the first time, also spectators can prove their riding skills during the Big (Shr)ED – Fat Bike Battle.
Pivot Cycles is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Chase to their roster of riders. Chase, a master in the world of freeride, is best known for pushing boundaries and for his technical and creative style, both on and off the bike.
New for 2015, the Kona Team splits into two separate groups: Kona Gravity and Kona Endurance. The move is designed to further the focus and brand reach of what was once the Kona Team. Kona Gravity includes both our big mountain athletes and our World Cup Team, while Kona Endurance includes our cross-country, marathon, cyclocross and endurance road athletes. Each group will be running different sponsor groups, with the Gravity team very excited to continue with a new contract with SRAM components and RockShox suspension, and another year on Stan's No-Tubes wheelsets. The Endurance squad will be running Shimano drivetrains and wheels, Fox suspension and Pro Cockpits, and clothing from Champion System. Both teams will be running Maxxis tires, WTB saddles and FSA headsets.
Biking.ie has today announced that Carrick Mountain in County Wicklow is the venue for round two of the 2015 Enduro World Series.
The Chain Reaction Cycles Emerald Enduro will take place in the diverse terrain of Carrick Mountain, one of the most scenic parts of Ireland. With stunning views across the Wicklow hills to the Irish Sea and a landscape that changes from open rocky mountainside to rooty, flowy woodland singletrack, Carrick is a classic Irish venue.
Finally we are hitting the road and the legend returns to Nuremburg on September 6th. After a three-year break the Red Bull District Ride is back in the historic city of Nuremberg. Not only 24 of the world's best riders are eagerly awaiting the mountain bike event of the year, but also the 75,000 expected fans to go wild between Nuremberg's Kaiserburg and the City Square.
Crankworx is back and is inviting the best in the world along for the ride. Today, the world’s largest mountain bike festival officially puts its first stake of 2021 in the ground. After two successful made-for-TV festivals in 2020, was there ever any doubt?!
The 2016 edition of the Superenduro Powered by SRAM Series has just wrapped up its third round here in Canazei. The round was valid as an Enduro World Series Qualifier Event and it offered a spectacular race, fiercely fought and full of unexpected changes, with almost 400 riders taking part to the Special Stages and dropping from the foot of the dolomite massifs down to town.
The deluge making headlines across France brought new game to the European Whip-Off Championships presented by Spank in its inaugural trip to Les Gets. Starting up a mud-slick hill and heading toward a wooden ramp and gap jump, the riders had their work cut out for them, and the winners rose to the challenge.
Soon Whistler Blackcomb will wrap up the winter season and kick off summer operations, but for a short time the winter and summer worlds will collide with skiing and biking available at the same time. In honor of this transition, Whistler Blackcomb and Kokanee will hold the annual Crud 2 Mud race on Saturday May 21.
Getting huge through the big hitting slopestyle course at FISE in Montpellier, France, even extreme winds couldn't stop Canyon Factory Freeride Team rider, Thomas Genon, from riding his way to the win. Watch his final run after the jump.
Banger tricks filled Leogang's 26TRIX contest at Out of Bounds Festival in 2014. Riders showed combos, which are hard to describe, close to impossible to ride but simply amazing to watch. Two of the tricks were never even seen before! Young guns Nicholi Rogatkin (1st) and Matt Jones (3rd) made it clear at 26TRIX that they mean business this year. Top dawg Thomas Genon's usual precision and consistency landed him in second. Just missing the podium, Antoine Bizet bagged the prize money for the GoPro Best Trick.
Preliminary start lists have been released for Crankworx Innsbruck, June 16-20. On deck: a deep field of international riders across the board. It’s a very good vibe after a long period of uncertainty in the worlds of racing and events.
Shred without overthinking it. The brand-new, Tubeless-ready Traverse Alloy brings mountain-taming performance slightly closer to earth with a carefully selected build designed to let riders take full advantage of the low rim and spoke mass.
The major event dedicated to the bike World in Treviso moves its sights forward to leave the pandemic behind and welcome cycling lovers. A preview in October 2021 and the 5 Directions’ journey will anticipate the fixture of June 2022.
Bontrager introduced all-new Line Comp 30 TLR wheels today, bolstering its popular family of Line mountain bike wheels with an upgraded option that sets a new standard for strength, value, and durability in alloy trail wheels.
Riders, ready? Registration for Crankworx Innsbruck is now open. Pro riders, amateurs and CWNEXT competitors can now claim their spot at the start gate, as the action gets set to go down in the Austrian Alps, June 16-20, 2021.
The Team Cannondale Factory Racing ace chose Internazionali d'Italia Series to get the Olympic season started in Europe on Monday, April 5th. "Travelling out of Brazil seemed impossible, but now I want to defend the UCI #1.
As XC season has begun, you might have spotted some MET Helmets in the field! It’s been a while and we are pleased to be back into one of the most challenging disciplines by teaming up with the Santa Cruz FSA Team.
Japanese trials and mountain bike star Tomomi Nishikubo had a very special parcel delivered recently. Sharpening his trials skills at a local skate hall, the 28-year-old YouTuber received an urgent message to come home right away. Quickly navigating his bike through the crowded city, Tomomi arrived at home just in time to meet Japanese BMX wizard Rim Nakamura to be handed his welcome present to the circle of the chosen ones: Tomomi’s very own, brand-new Red Bull helmet!
The Japanese bike ninja, who is often compared to trials bike geniuses Danny MacAskill and Fabio Wibmer, rose to international fame with his YouTube videos Ninja Rider 1 + Ninja Rider 2 and especially Chase Her, which expertly showcases Tomomi’s insane skill set, his creativity and his humor. With his latest work Ride to Survive, the rider from Yokohama demonstrates once again why he deserves the honor of a Red Bull helmet.
“I am super happy and excited. Joining the Red Bull family is like a dream come true. It shows that our hard work paid off. I can’t wait to realize future projects with them. I especially want to thank my team for their dedication and the way they surprised me with the helmet.” – Tomomi Nishikubo
As “just” a formal announcement seemed a bit boring, Tomomi’s team decided to surprise him in the best possible way – faking an entire video shoot for Tomomi’s helmet partner POC, who was more than happy to play along. By including Tomomi’s trials idols Danny and Fabio, the surprise is taken to new heights. Completely unaware of the real reason behind his latest shoot, Tomomi had no idea why Rim was at his door. That is, until he unpacks his new Red Bull helmet with his iconic bike ninja logo for the first time and is welcomed to the family. Mission accomplished.
Devinci Global Racing launches into 2021 with three riders and a schedule centered around the EWS and Crankworx series. Riders Greg Callahan, Keegan Wright and Georgia Astle return to the team, ready for whatever this season can throw their way. Hailing from Ireland, New Zealand and Canada, respectively, the trio do a good job of living up to the Global name.
Throwing their weight behind some of the youngest racers on the mountain, RockShox and Trek are proud to announce the RockShox Trek Race Team, showcasing a roster of gravity-focused racers all under the age of 21.
The YT Mob is excited to announce that 28 year old Dakotah Norton of Tennessee has signed with the team and will race alongside David Trummer (AUT), Oisin O’Callaghan (IRL) and Guy Johnston (NZL) for the 2021 season.
The Alps, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees, the Pacific Coast Range, the Italian Riviera and the forests of Scotland; the Enduro World Series is back and the 2021 calendar is like nothing that has gone before.
Despite everything that’s happened, this year has seen a boom for the mountain bike industry. It’s been a year where immense numbers of people discovered their passion for gravity-oriented cycling and riding outdoors.
I know it will sound strange to you but my relationship with Kross has been broken. I wanted to explain it this way because I think it is always better to face things head on and tell everything as it happens.
Imagine Finn Iles lining up at the start gate of a Dual Slalom race against Bas van Steenbergen at SilverStar. ALN charging for the win against Vaea Verbeeck in DH racing at Kicking Horse. Mark Wallace challenging Jesse Melamed for Enduro supremacy at Sun Peaks.
Girls and women often have a big respect for riding bike parks, single trails and its possible dangers. But if you end up too tense and stressed on your bike, you will not be able to enjoy the trails or the landscape to the fullest – not to mention the risks that arise exactly through such behavior.
The Spur provides a sense of connection to the bike as if it were an extension to your body. Fast and efficient with an anti-gravity feel and laser-pointer precision that begs you to climb more, go farther, and descend anything you may encounter along the way.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide, which has already been postponed from August to September due to the COVID 19 pandemic, cannot take place despite the intensive efforts of the organizing committee.
“A Bike! My Kingdom for a Bike!” This might very well have been an impassioned speech by King Richard III in a Shakespeare play, if he lived in Switzerland in 2020. He would, of course, be referring to Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide, which will open its gates on 6 June for the first time ever.
Kate's special edition SCOTT Spark RC is the perfect tool heading into preparations for an updated UCI MTB racing calendar and to get some climbing in the books supporting her #climbforcovidrelief fundraiser.
Following the provisions by the Province of Trento suspending mass events in Trentino until October 15th, 2020, the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and UCI Trials World Cup stages and the Four-Cross World Championships in Val di Sole (Trentino, Northern Italy) are canceled for the 2020 season.
This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. With 37 resorts spread across 15 states and three countries, we – like the rest of the world – have been closely tracking every new development related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with local health officials for guidance.
Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic .
The Enduro World Series (EWS) is excited to announce it is extending its partnership with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to include the management and development of e-bike enduro racing from 2020 onwards.
The bike season in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is in full swing! Following a packed and successful Opening Weekend, the next scheduled highlight is already around the corner and it’s one especially for the Ladies: from 16-18 August, female shredders can look forward to hitting the trails with pro rider Angie Hohenwarter during a three-day Trail Session.
The event: where heroes are made and legends begin. A celebration of what and who mountain biking is today, where it’s come from and where it’s going. An opportunity to bear witness to the living history and progression of the sport. A chance to experience mountain bike culture’s many layers.
Trek and Bontrager announced a re-release of its longest-standing unchanged product today. Bat Cage, the injection-molded water bottle cage first introduced in 1997, is now made from discarded and end-of-life fishing nets that could otherwise pollute our oceans.
Progression is a goal that unites us all. Riders dedicate much of their time to getting better, both physically and technically, in order to get the most out of their ride, whether this is about reaching a next summit, getting a faster split time or simply to see more of the world out there.
2019 marks a new beginning for SCOTT Sports. With the SCOTT DH Factory, SCOTT looks to bring fresh talent and ideas to the Downhill World Cup Circuit. With riders from all over the world, the team looks to hunt for podiums week in, week out across both the men’s and women’s fields.
he Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Red Bull Media House today announced an extension of their exclusive media production and rights partnership. The long-term partnership secures coverage for the 2019 through the 2021 racing seasons.
There is one name within the German Slopestyle scene that you simply cannot ignore: Erik Fedko. Over the last three years, the 20-year-old has rapidly improved in his riding and has now made the decision to sign with Munich-based sports marketing agency rasoulution GmbH, run by former mountain bike pro-rider Tarek Rasouli.
The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes Benz got off to a great start for the host nation as Switzerland took gold in the Cross-Country Team Relay, followed by Germany in second and Denmark in third place. The Parade of Flags featuring the 57 participating nations officially kicked off the biggest mountain bike event of the year.
At just 18 years old, Swiss rider Lucas Huppert's slopestyle star is quickly rising and if his 2018 season is anything to go by, he's going to be knocking on the doors of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship sooner rather than later.
Exactly 7 days after finishing second at the Big White Invitational Slopestyle and winning an FMB Wildcard to Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler, ROSE Rad Squad rider Torquato Testa climbed the top step on the podium of GlemmRide Slopestyle, held in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria, beating defending champion Thomas Genon.
I invite you to a new adventure that will take place in the province of Cáceres, specifically in the Monfragüe National Park and El Valle del Jerte. Maybe for many it is still an unknown area as far as cycling is concerned. Its potential is very high and if you accompany me I will show you places, trails and environments that you will find it hard to forget.
Four time UCI World Champion, and winner of almost every kind of bike race you can think of , Brian Lopes has partnered with Ibis Cycles to launch a US domestic enduro racing team, along with support from DVO Suspension, G-Form Protection, WTB Tires and Saddles, ODI Grips, Wolf Tooth Components, Fox Racing, and Dynaplug.
The Trek Factory Racing Enduro team is proud to announce its roster for 2018. Coming back to race a full program is Katy Winton, with Casey Brown also racing a number of events. New to the team for 2018 are former Junior DH World Champion Ruaridh Cunningham of Scotland and developing talent Pedro Burns of Chile.