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Cam Cole is an ex downhill racer with some incredible results under his belt, who now looks after the GT Factory Racing downhill and enduro teams. Cam and I sat down at the Fort William world cup to chat about his racing career and why he decided to leave racing behind. Find out what brought Cam back to World Cups, and hear his thoughts on what it …
 
The second round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup took place this weekend in Fort William. That means it’s time to sit down with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to hear all about it. We chat about the support for UK riders, the crowd, the demands of the track, wind, rain and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode w…
 
The second round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup is in Fort William this weekend, so we’re kicking off the race week by chatting with coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about emotional tokens, wind tunnel testing, the positives and negatives of a high-pivot bike on this track and plenty more. So sit back…
 
Guy Kesteven is a journalist and product tester who I really enjoyed chatting to last year. So I thought why not have a catch up. We sat down to chat about the bike industry and to get Guys’ thoughts on some of the products he’s been testing. Yes, we get into some tech details and chat about some products, but this turned out to be a pretty differe…
 
Ever wondered which mountain bike is best for you? I’m guessing I’m not the only one who’s spent hours looking at geometry charts, thinking about how much travel I actually need and trying to work out which is the right bike for me, my riding and my ability. So I thought it would be interesting to get three regular riders, and three bikes that sit …
 
Ever wondered what actually goes on at a press camp? Is it all just heli-lifts, free beer and endless supplies of the latest products? It’s something I’ve always wondered about and I recently got the chance to find out as I was invited to attend Bike Connection Agency in Italy. I thought it would be good to put together some chat with some of the j…
 
Mountain bike nutrition is a puzzling subject, with so much misleading information out there. In my quest to be ready for the EWS100 in the Tweed Valley in June, I decided to talk to an expert and get my head around the basics of nutrition for both active people, which we all are, and for the race event itself. We cover our appetites and how protei…
 
James Anderson grew up with monoplegia. This left him with significantly reduced muscle development in his right hand side, as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia. James had significant challenges to overcome and a diagnosis that said he would never play sports. Fast forward a chunk of years and James is now an elite-level downhill racer with his sights…
 
Last week Canyon launched their latest eBike, the Canyon Spectral:ON. The team at Canyon have worked tirelessly to take eBikes to the next level. Removing range anxiety with an incredible 900Wh battery, whilst creating a bike that’s lively and fun to ride on the trails. Today we’re joined by Patrick Schmidt and Christian Parmenter from Canyon’s eBi…
 
What happens when you put a regular rider, like me, on a World Cup downhiller’s custom prototype bike? Well I was lucky enough to get the chance to ride Neko Mulally’s Frameworks high-pivot prototype to find out. Hit play and hear how I got on. If you’d like to see some footage of me riding the bike then you can find that on my YouTube channel here…
 
Today I’m joined by The Strength Factory's Ben Plenge to find out how we can all go about being sharp and powerful this summer. Ben shares the secrets behind training for power and tells us how to achieve those crank bending sprints that we would all love to have. What’s even better is that you get to avoid feeling the burn! We also chat about gett…
 
The first round of the 2022 Mountain Bike World Cup took place in Lourdes this weekend and it was an incredible season opener. A wild track, great conditions and some seriously committed riding from the Worlds best. It’s time to dig into the detail and find out what went on. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Eliot Jackson and Ne…
 
Sustainability is a word that we hear often these days and for good reason, but how is mountain biking doing? The release of the first sustainability report by Trek last year really started to shine a light on the scale of the challenge that we face, so I thought it would be a good idea to sit down with an expert and find out more. Mike Bascombe is…
 
It’s time to catch up with possibly the most exciting project in mountain biking. I’m joined by Neko and Logan Mulally from Frameworks Racing. As you probably know, Neko has developed his own bike to race this season and built his own team, including his brother Logan as his videographer. We sat down at Logan’s place in Tennessee to chat all things…
 
The first round of the 2022 Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup is in Lourdes this weekend, so we’re kicking off the race season by chatting with coach to the starts, Chris Kilmurray aka PointOne Athletic. We chat about the build-up, the importance of pre-season racing. Hear about the demands of the track and the impact of temperature on the bikes. We…
 
Are you as excited about the start of the 2022 World Cup season as I am? I really can't wait! While I was in the US I took the opportunity to sit down with Neko Mulally and VitalMTB's Shawn Spomer to chat about the upcoming season. We cover the team moves, some of the psychology involved in the first round, the importance of pre-season racing, inju…
 
Today I’m joined by Shimano product manager Jessie Gascon and one of their elite test team, Adam Craig. We sat down to find out more about what goes into producing a flat pedal shoe for the gravity market. We chat about how the way we ride modern bikes impacts what we need from a shoe. Hear about the design of the rubber compound and the sole itsel…
 
Today I’m joined by up and coming enduro racer, Chloe Taylor. Chloe comes from a background of high level BMX racing, but more recently moved over to race the Enduro World Series. We chat about Chloe’s journey so far and find out what it’s like working towards being a full time professional EWS racer. Chloe is a passionate racer and has clearly gon…
 
Today I'm joined by the one and only Joe Barnes. Joe is one of my most requested guests and has been a part of the international race scene for many years, first in downhill and more recently in enduro. We find out about Joe’s background in adventure and travel and how that lead to him racing on the world stage. We chat about how Joe transitioned t…
 
Today we’re catching up with Bex Baraona. Bex finished up her 2021 season with an incredible win on her home trails in the Tweed Valley. We sat down to chat about her last couple of years racing the Enduro World Series and the ups and downs along the way. We find out how Bex went from a frustrating start to the season, to ending it with her first e…
 
Today we’re catching up with Yoann Barelli. Yoann has been making some big changes in his approach to riding and racing over the last few years. He’s worked hard to make his mountain bike career align with his values and reduce his impact on the environment. This season he’s taking that to the next level by launching the Into the Gnar Progression t…
 
This week I’m joined by one of the most exciting mountain bike riders on the planet, Thibaut Dapréla. Thibaut made the jump up from juniors to elites look pretty easy and right from the start has been a serious podium threat. After getting off to a great start in the 2021 overall, Thibaut had an incredible rollercoaster ride through the season whic…
 
This week I’m joined by Chris Kilmurray who is coach to mountain bike racers such as Tahnée Seagrave and Recce Wilson. You’ll hear at the start of this episode that I’ve got some racing plans for this season. So I decided to pick Chris’ brains and find out what I need to do to get ready. I learned a lot and hopefully you’ll also get some really hel…
 
In today's episode we are going behind the scenes at Magura and finding out a bit more about the company and what they are up to. Hear about how they began their relationship with Loic Bruni and how they worked together on the design of his brake lever. We also chat about their work with Danny Macaskill and Danny Hart too. Find out about the thinki…
 
Joe Nation is a mountain bike racer who’s done things differently. Joe set off from New Zealand on an overseas adventure to race the World Cups, which involved spending the season living in the woods in Morzine on a budget of 1.5 Euro a day. After heading back home to go to uni, Joe discovered enduro and straight away was hooked. Ultimately picking…
 
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