It's been a while since I met up with Tegid and the crew over in Mach, but when we do it's always a class session. For Tegid, it was the first May bank holiday he's had off in 18 years, being one of the key guys for the annual Dyfi Enduro. But as the ground was saturated, Joe had no other option than to cancel the event. The upside was a weekend off for Tegid, Mach Comedy Festival was in full swing with Rhod Gilbert and other comedians wandering around, and the weather was gl
We've been running two Saracen Carbon Mantra trail bikes for the past 6 months thanks to Jack and Simon at Saracen Bikes UK. So when they asked if we'd like to try their new incarnation of this trail slaying hardtail at iceBike, we'd have been idiots to say no! A total redesign of the frame, slightly longer, and a slacker front end make this a very capable trail bike for all conditions of trail. Light, with nimble handling also encourages you to put your head down and arse up
Trans Cambrian Way in 3 words 1) Excellent 2) Challenging 3) Rewarding. Just do it.
Day 1 I would say was an easy intro, it's all relative as you will find out. Plenty of ups and downs on grassy trails, with stunning opportunities to view the Welsh countryside. I say opportunity as the weather really needs to play ball to capitalize, unfortunately for us it did not on this occasion, but it is Wales and it does rain sometimes. All I can say is you can only get wet once, then
We were fortunate enough to guide the team from Madison who were launching the new packs from USWE with brand ambassador, world cup/champion and all round mountain bike legend Steve Peat.
Karl from USWE in Sweden, flew over to give a number of journalists an opportunity to try the uniquely designed packs under real test conditions. The Elan Valley did'nt disappoint and typically rained that morning after being 23 degrees the day before, and less than an inch of rain fall in t