mountain biking

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 […]


The Mongolia Bike Challenge – Like No Other Race on Earth

Last year we featured some coverage on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, 10 Stages in 10 Different Worlds. A documentary of the event has just been released and the film makers have just sent me the video. Any cyclist would be crazy not to put this adventure on their bucket list…



Even though I like poking fun at all you filthy mountain bikers, you know I’m still one at heart. Check this out. Only in South America would you be able to get away with these urban downhill races!


Mongolia Bike Challenge – 10 Stages in 10 Different Worlds

I try to keep a road racing focus with this site and I’ll usually tell any mountain biker who tries to ambush us with their neanderthal ways to go back to his cave where he came from. However, once in a while I receive a gem that I can’t possibly pass by. Check out this […]