mountain biking

Men not allowed: women’s only events are on the rise, but are they successful?

As a woman at cycling events you can get pretty used to being in the minority. It’s not uncommon to turn up to road cycling challenges with hundreds of men, yet count the number of women on your fingers, or to compete at a cyclocross races with multiple healthy men’s divisions yet the women are […]


Change it up: leave the road bike at home and head for the trails

Want to inject a bit more fun and excitement back into cycling after a hard training block on the road? Perhaps you are looking for a way of introducing your traffic-phobic friends or children to your love of bikes or maybe you just want to boost your bike handling skills? Straying to the dirt could […]


The slow but steady return to racing for Marianne Vos

With a 1.2 UCI ranking, the Ronde van Gelderland might be a minor race on the women’s race calendar, but for 12-time world champion Marianne Vos this race was a big one. Sidelined with a hamstring injury since the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships in January, Gelderland marked Vos’ long-awaited return to the peloton. Prior to […]


Richie Porte paying it forward

For Australian professional road cyclists the off-season is a time to leave their European base and head back home to relax. For Richie Porte, heading back to Tasmania means, among many things, getting back to his passion of mountain biking on some of the many great trails around Launceston. And now Richie is looking to […]


Mongolia Bike Challenge: Like No Other Race On Earth

As you all know this is primarily a road cycling website, but anything on two wheels that captures my imagination will always make it onto these pages. Last week Daniel Carruthers completed his second Mongolia Bike Challenge (MBC) with his wife Jen along taking photos. I wanted made it over for this adventure, but unfortunately […]


Lines of Lofoten

We spent four weeks in the summer of 2012 building two lines in Lofoten, Norway; a dirt line and a big bike line. Our goal was to capture world-class riding in the untouched and unique nature around Lofoten. The fast shifting weather and continuous problems with getting the lines working left us with only a […]

Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro, Alice Springs

For my 40th birthday celebration I treated myself to one of my guilty pleasures – a mountain bike stage race. But this wasn’t just any mountain bike enduro. It was held in Alice Springs and features 200 competitors from all over Australia riding some of the most unique trails I’ve ever seen.


ABSA Cape Epic: the untamed African MTB race

The 2013 ABSA Cape Epic MTB race finished over the weekend after eight days, 800km+ of riding, 15,000 meters of climbing, and all in the un-spoilt South African wilderness. It’s arguably the most extreme mountain bike stage race in the world. In this post, Raoul de Jongh shares some of his favourite images from the […]


The Otway Odyssey Through The Eyes of A Roadie

It’s now three days since the 100km mountain bike enduro called the Otway Odyssey and only now am I’m beginning to pick myself up to write about it. 100km: How hard could it be? That’s two bottles and a gel if I’m going well. I should have this done and dusted in three hours and […]