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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.

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.

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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More mountain bike trails on the way for England

Scotland and Wales might have some of the best mountain bike trail centres in the world but here's news of two exciting new developments in England.
Sherwood Pines Bike Park

When it comes to mountain biking it has to be said that the UK can boast some of the best trails in the world, with Wales and Scotland leading the way, England has for a long time been playing catch up. However, it's great to hear of two purpose built trail developments coming soon so we look forward to updating CTC's mountain bike trail map soon.

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Endurance Champions crowned – complete series round up

After six months of intense mountain bike racing at venues stretching from the south coast to the Scottish borders, the inaugural Endurance Series has come to an end and the first ever Champions have been crowned.
The MTB Endurance Series

Whinlatter Mountain Bike Challenge

Racing started back in March and some familiar names made their mark at the shortest event of the series. Neal Crampton won after a close fought battle with Rich Rothwell and Greig Brown came in third.

In the women’s race Helen Jackson lead from start to finish and Sally Ozanne and Jo Cardwell made their only series appearances. Andy Howett and Kirsty Forrester  made modest starts with top 20 positions to score some vital series points.

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