6 Tips To Boost Your MTB Fitness This Winter

It’s Autumn (or Fall) and the leaves are dropping, days getting shorter and the trails wetter. It’s time to gear up for winter training, so you keep out the chill, and are ready to conquer the trails come spring. Here are 6 tips to make this your best winter of MTB fitness ever. Re-Proof Your […]

OChain – A Real Game Changer

The OChain has been around for a couple of years now. You may have seen it featured on the bikes of pro riders and teams at the Enduro and DH World Cups, and often bought with their own money. I have been lucky enough to be riding one since they first launched in the UK, […]


Prepare to unlock your true potential as a mountain biker with our guide to mobility training for MTB riders and racers. In this article, we’ll delve into the essential mobility exercises and techniques that will elevate your performance, increase agility, and help you conquer the most challenging trails and races. Why Should Mountain Bikers Care […]

Mountain Bike Fitness for Beginners: Your Essential Guide

Mountain biking is an exhilarating sport that not only gets you out in the great outdoors but also offers an excellent full-body workout. If you’re new to the world of mountain biking and want to boost your fitness, you’re in the right place. In this beginner-friendly guide, we’ll walk you through the essential tips and […]

How To Be Slow & Unfit On Your MTB

Simply follow these ten top tips to make sure you never make any progress with your training, ensuring you stay mediocre, slow and unfit for years to come.

How To Train For MTB Enduro Racing

Enduro MTB racing is a unique challenge of a rider’s endurance, power and skill. In this article, we’ll unveil the essential training strategies and techniques that will sharpen your skills, enhance your endurance, and prepare you for the challenges of Enduro mountain bike racing. Enduro Race Training Overview There are two main aspects to enduro […]

MAF Heart Rate Calculator – Maffetone Formula

Unlock the secret to optimising your aerobic training as we delve into the Maffetone Formula. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to calculate your max aerobic (MAF) heart rate, allowing you to train more effectively and reach your peak performance in endurance sports. To calculate your maximum aerobic function(MAF) heart rate, you […]

How To Improve Your MTB Endurance

For mountain bikers, conquering rugged trails demands more than just technical skills—it requires endurance that can withstand the toughest terrains. Join us in this article as we uncover the science-backed strategies and training techniques that will help you boost your endurance, ensuring you can pedal the most challenging trails with ease. Training Volume There is […]

Time Yourself to Improve Your Riding and MTB Fitness

Timing yourself on your bike is a great tool for measuring and improving your skills, fitness and MTB race craft. Whilst downhill and enduro racers can use it to re-create race day pressure, any weekend warrior can also use it to gauge progress in both the short and long term. In this video I give […]

Winter MTB Training Guide – 6 Tips

The warm and dusty summer trails are but a distant memory, the leaves are falling, and the days getting shorter. That means one thing for the committed mountain biker……. Winter Training If you want to be your best next spring, whether it’s for racing or just fun, then some structured training over winter will make […]

MTB Fitness For Trail Riders

To me, trail riding is mountain biking. It’s what we all do most weekends. We head out to the woods with our bikes and hit the trails. Yes, you might do the odd race or day on a chairlift, but on the whole, most riders simply ride trails of one type or another. As you […]

The importance of strength training for mountain bikers

It was not long ago that the answer to the question, ‘How do I get quicker on my bike?’ was simply to ride more. Coaches and pro riders alike would simply say that hours in the saddle was all you needed to be a great cyclist or mountain biker.  Luckily the times have changed, and […]

Article – Plan Your Training

It is the start of winter and you are already getting excited about the spring arriving. You are planning your next MTB trip with friends, putting races in the calendar, and are determined to be fitter, stronger and faster than ever. To do this, you need a plan! Understand The Requirements Before we look at […]

Article – MTB Interval Training

Interval Training For MTB Trail Speed To really peak your mountain bike fitness and trail speed, interval training is hard to beat. Basically it is a structured training session where you perform a period of high intensity effort, followed by a period of lower intensity recovery. The goal is to stress your body enough with […]

Vitus E-Sommet 297 VRS – Bike Check

I have just taken delivery of my new Vitus E-Sommet 297 VRS, and this is a quick bike check and intro to the new machine. To check out this bike and the whole Vitus range, then hit the link: Vitus E-Sommet 297 VRS https://tidd.ly/41jo5UY Ben