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Fancy a road trip to the Swiss and French Alps? Here's a report of a trip to Champery in the Portes Du Soleil region.
Red Pike: By bike

If you read this and the Le-Jog features you are going to think we all escaped from a mental home. There you have it. Care in the community bringing you the very best in cross country mountain bike photography in the UK.

LE-JOG Land's End to John O' Groats

Part 3

What's this? Is he enjoying some of it, surely not?

Bowderdale and the Howgills

A winter out and back in the Howgills and a lot more snow than we'd bargained for.

LE-JOG Land's End to John O' Groats

Part 2

Second part of the series at last.

LE-JOG Land's End to John O' Groats

This is a really brilliant read, the first part in a series telling the tale of an epic off road mountain bike ride.

Nigel Page Downhill Skills Course

How much will a mixed group of cross country mountain bikers learn on a day with a downhill Jedi?

Helvellyn: Hell's Ridge

Fancy riding the descent on the left? You'll have to pay the price! An epic tale of weather and personal hardship in the Lake District.

7Stanes Glentress

The mighty Glentress weighs up against the competition and is not found lacking!

7Stanes Dalbeattie

In the second of our 7Stanes reports, how does Dalbeattie stack up against Kirroughtree and the others?

7Stanes Kirroughtree

How good is this relatively unknown route? The first of our 7Stanes reports.

Jacob's Ladder

Winter bites on this 'four seasons in one day' mini-epic ride in the Derbyshire Peak District. 

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Tour of Coniston

How bad can it be riding the Lake District in the Winter? Beauty and the beast on this classic Lakes tour.

Dyfi Forest Cli-machx trail

Pictures, write up and helmet camera video from the newest and longest man-made downhill in Wales.

The Rhayader Round

About time we visited Rhayader, now we wish we'd done it sooner. Two of the best downhills in Wales in one ride? You'd better believe it!

The Nan Bield Pass

Like a tough challenge with equally rewarding descents? This is the ride you've been looking for!

Polaris Challenge Autumn 2003

John Gartside tells it like it was at the Autumn Polaris.

Pont Scethin Bridge

A short ride away from Coed y Brenin this all mountain route is as natural as it gets.

Coed Trallwm

An early look at a new forest trail network in Wales you really should plan to visit.

Dyfi Forest

Machynlleth riding better than the established Mach routes? The locals know how.

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Llangynog Loops

Close to the Midlands and so spectacular you won't believe you'd never heard of it.

Nidderdale Take Two

We return to Nidderdale on a new route in the depths of Winter. Is it still a great ride out of season? Read on to find out.

Nant Yr Arian

Write down ten reasons why you haven't been yet, then bin them and go.

Trail Disasters How To Avoid Them

If you ride for more than two hours you're a long push from the finish. We cover all the main disasters you have on big rides.

llyn Brianne and the Doethie Valley

We ride another route from our sister site Offroad Adventures Online, with a piece of single track to haunt you.

European Diaries 3 & 4

DH courses at Les Crosets

High Street Lake District

Story of a top tough day ride in the Northern Lake District, route details on Offroad Adventures Online.

European Diary 2

This week the Morzine Free Raid Classic - Downhill race and trade show.

European Diaries

A short series of articles by Bob McCaughan a mountain bike guide in the French Alps (lucky beggar).

Mountain Bike Brake Roundup

All the best mountain bike brakes, their pros and cons, tips and recommendations. Including the new Hope M4.

Ice Riding

Magic and mirth in the frozen Peaks.

Canadian Winter

Canada in Winter? cold but spiritual stuff.


Dainese Freestyle Leg Guards

Can you ride XC in them?
Do they work?

Building a Long Travel Trail Bike

A very comprehensive look at the tough choices made in spec'ing up a mega-fun long legged trail bike.

New Pink Heifer

The Pink Heifer re-routed, read the story of the ride, then print out the ultra-accurate route guide and map.

The FODCA Trail Forest of Dean

The full low down on the Forest of Dean in the off season.

Wharncliffe Woods

A 10 mile cross country Black Route and superb downhills/singletrack. The legend of Sheffield's 'North Shore' grows.

Machynlleth the Mach 3

The Chute on Helmet-Cam

Go big and remote on a way-marked route a few miles from Coed y Brenin.

Polaris Tips

Everything you need to know about Polaris including a full kit list!

Chain Suck

How does it happen?

The Littlest Big Race

A tale of a 100 mile MTB race, this one is well worth the read!

Tubeless Tyres Tubeless Tyres

Questions Answered.

Rhossili Single Track Gower to Rhossili Bay

Gower in February? you wouldn't believe how gorgeous it could be.

Polish MTB Mountain Biking the Polish Way

Our new Polish Correspondent Estom shows us how they do it in Poland.

Beginners Guide to Buying a Mountain Bike

Unbiased new bike buying advice.

Light up the Trail How to Light Up the Trail

Lighting techniques.

Night Riding Night Riding

Inspirational stuff.

Slumming at the Schloss

Mountain biking in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Riding on the Shore Riding on the Shore

An excellent article from

We swapped one for it!

Crash Art Crash Art

The Crash Test Dummy speaks!

Around Cadair Idris Around Cadair Idris

In a change from our usual death defying trails this is a must do ride for scenic trail lovers.

Brecon Beacon Blast Black Mountains Blast

A tale of two rides, this one is too long and too dangerous. Just how we like 'em really.

Frame Materials Frame Materials

Which frame material is the best for your type of riding? find out here!

The first article in our new Features section


Peak to Peak Peak to Peak Article

Read the article then print out the guide. A top route in the Derbyshire Peak District.


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