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Threat of rain didn't dampen entries for ladies-only race, Stilettos on Wheels

The forecast was for heavy rain, the sky was grey, the umbrellas were on standby…but that didn’t stop more than 60 women lining up on the start line for the first of Stilettos On Wheels mountain bike race of this year.
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With almost double the number of riders in the event this year, the competition was certainly fiercer - but with super-friendly marshals, supporters and sponsors in the arena, and a mix of expert and novice racers on the course, Stilettos On Wheels managed to maintain the fun, supportive atmosphere that sustains its popularity.

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The Endurance Series 2013

Once again, The Endurance Series will combine six well known mountain bike events, spanning a range of distances and durations, to produce the ultimate Mountain Bike Endurance Champions.
Two Endurance Cross-Country Racers in the open countryside

There’s less than a month to go before the 2013 Endurance Series kicks off again after a brilliant first year of competition in 2012. Up and down the country, at some of the best mountain bike races on the calendar, the biggest names in British Endurance racing will be pushing themselves to the limit for the title of Endurance Series Champion.

Once again the series will combine six well known mountain bike events, spanning a range of distances and durations, to produce the ultimate Mountain Bike Endurance Champions.

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Mini Enduro Round 1: Haldon Forest Park

The mini-downhill format, masterminded by Naked Racing’s Chris Roberts, aims to make downhill racing more accessible to everyone who enjoys the sport. Sunday saw the first ever mini-enduro, Chris’ attempt to do the same for the Enduro format of bike racing.

James Smurthwaite reports from Round 1 in Haldon Forest

The mini-downhill format, masterminded by Naked Racing’s Chris Roberts, aims to make downhill racing more accessible to everyone who enjoys the sport. Sunday saw the first ever mini-enduro, Chris’ attempt to do the same for the Enduro format of bike racing. The race was held in Devon’s Haldon Forest Park, and despite the adverse weather conditions was attended by nearly 150 keen riders, from former world champion Gee Atherton down to people racing for the first time ever!

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Bike Tour Leader course in Cuba

CTC Senior Off-road Officer Dan Cook went to Cuba to develop a cycling qualification and course for cycle holiday guides. He piloted the new cycling course for Exodus Travel.
Cuban sunset

Dan Cook and Olly Townsend of Exodus Travel went to Cuba to pilot a new course that they had created specifically for cycle tour guides.

The tour guides were all qualified through the Cuban education system in the areas relevant to tourism and tour guiding, but they had only their own experiences in cycling prior to this course.

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Mountain biking in snow and ice

Snow, ice, grit and slips... CTC's Dan Cook shares his techniques to help you stay upright, build confidence and even enjoy mountain biking in the snow!
Riding in snow

With the onset of snow, you have the opportunity to encounter some truly fantastic environments on your bike. Despite the ice and the heightened risk of slips and crashes, riding in the snow is actually quite safe (as you are travelling slowly and there are lots of drifts to fall into) and most of all, its fun!.

Like anything new, there is a bit of working out how to do it so you feel comfortable. First though you do have to get out there and try it.

Belfast Bike Club gets hundreds of young people cycling.

In just four months, over 400 young people went MTBing with Shankill Area Project Bike Club. The group of youths learnt new skills including basic bike handling to technical MTB skills.
Tim Edgar mountain biking with Shankill Area Project Bike Club

The Shankill Area Project and Glencairn Youth Initiative teamed up with Bike Club to deliver cycling activities for teenagers in Northern Ireland.

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A guide to buying the best cycling presents

What Christmas present do you buy for the cyclist who has almost everything? Editor of CTC's magazine 'Cycle' Dan Joyce has some suggestions for amazing cycling gifts.
CTC Cycling Santa by Joe Burt

Cycling gifts for children are easy to choose: it’s a straightforward progression from balance bikes onwards, with bikes and kit regularly outgrown. It’s harder with adults who have been cycling for years. Anything they desperately need they will have bought already.

The trick  is to find something that they wouldn’t necessarily have – or at least, not yet – but that they will appreciate and will still find useful.

Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of Brunel Way Pump Track

Brunel Way Pump Track, near Bristol City Centre has been designed to allow riders to ride around the undulating course by using jumps and rollers to gain momentum.

This track include approximately 40 features such as berms, 'rollers' and jumps.
 
The Pump Track is just off Festival Way, near the Create Centre in Cumberland Basin.

Clone of Clone of Clone of Brunel Way Pump Track

Brunel Way Pump Track, near Bristol City Centre has been designed to allow riders to ride around the undulating course by using jumps and rollers to gain momentum.

This track include approximately 40 features such as berms, 'rollers' and jumps.
 
The Pump Track is just off Festival Way, near the Create Centre in Cumberland Basin.

Clone of Clone of Brunel Way Pump Track

Brunel Way Pump Track, near Bristol City Centre has been designed to allow riders to ride around the undulating course by using jumps and rollers to gain momentum.

This track include approximately 40 features such as berms, 'rollers' and jumps.
 
The Pump Track is just off Festival Way, near the Create Centre in Cumberland Basin.
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